The 49ers lost their top receiver when Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon in practice Tuesday. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Crabtree could return in mid-November. But John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew the 49ers should prepare for a full season without him.
Wasn’t it just yesterday I was writing about the Giants loss of Ryan Vogelsong? Was Michael Crabtree drinking the same water? Or perhaps he took a swig from Mario Manningham or Kyle Williams. Whatever the case, Crabtree’s loss is the worst of them all.
The San Francisco 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
Former San Francisco 49er’s wide receiver Michael Crabtree said that he felt like he couldn’t see after a hit on one of the last plays of this year’s Super Bowl.
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said the Baltimore Ravens’ Jimmy Smith should have been called for pass interference on Michael Crabtree during the San Francisco 49ers’ final offensive play of Super Bowl XLVII.
During an appearance this week in San Francisco, Harbaugh was again asked about the idea of “letting players play” as it related to the Crabtree no-call.
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh started by saying he wanted to handle the 49ers’ 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII with class and grace. Then he proceeded to rip the officials for several bad calls.
“You couldn’t ask for a greater game,” John Madden said of Super Bowl XLVII, won by the Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
If Crabtree and Kaepernick can pull off another outstanding outing in the game of their lives, they’ll take the podium together again for an entertaining back and forth of compliments and good-natured ribbing.
Michael Crabtree is trying to maintain every possible element of surprise he might still have left heading into his first Super Bowl – and will certainly take any advantage he can get this week.