Make no mistake the combined receiving numbers for Boldin and Crabtree can be misleading.
SF was 11th in overall offense, 4th in rushing offense, 11th in scoring offense, and only 23rd in passing offense.
Without a doubt, the 49ers passing attack needs improvement. But, pretending that the team has made no effort to improve is inane,
In the past two years, the team has added Manningham and Boldin. The team's play at quarterback has improved greatly. t
edit: I forget to mention that Baalke and Harbaugh have literally reconstructed our offensive line. Davis, Iupati, Boone, and Goodwin. 4/5 of the offensive line, are the Baalke/Harbaugh additions. And yes, the offensive line does have just a little to do with the passing game.
If you look at Baalke and Harbaugh's efforts to improve our passing solely through Jenkins-tinted-lenses, you vision is going to be substantially blurred.
At the same time, the list of top receiving tandems can be misleading.
Atlanta, which has the top wide receiver duo, was only 6th in passing offense.
Three of the top passing offense, Dallas at 3rd, New England at 4th, Denver at 5th, were not on the list of top five wide receiver tandems.
The Giants, 3rd on the top tandems list, was only 12th in passing offense and the Steelers, 5th on the list were 14th in passing offense.
[ Edited by buck on Aug 1, 2013 at 7:41 AM ]