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BREAKING NEWS: 49ers WR Michael Crabtree tears Achilles


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#1 thebandit27

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

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Edited by thebandit27, 22 May 2013 - 01:28 PM.


#2 The Tomcat

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

Ouch

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:34 PM

that hurts - though isnt devastating to them.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

Wow.

By the end of last year, he was one of the best receivers in the league.

This is major.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

That sucks for him and the 9ers.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

Ouch, this could signal Crabtree's exit from SF. He hasn't really produced like a player you would give a big contract to, not to mention he wasn't very fast before the injury.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

1,100 yards and 9 TD's wasn't shabby last year.  Makes you wonder now what the 49ers might do to shore up the team.  They'll need that production.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

View PostFingon, on 22 May 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Ouch, this could signal Crabtree's exit from SF. He hasn't really produced like a player you would give a big contract to, not to mention he wasn't very fast before the injury.

he had like 1100 yards, 9-10 tds, and played well in the playoffs (though he blew that play in the SB terribly, whether or not you think its a penalty)

i know i said its not devastating, but its not nothing either.

niners need to hope that boldin can step into that role - reliable move the chains guy that isnt going to blow the top off the defense is something i think he has a year or two left doing, so that helps a lot.

SJBF can probably chime in - whats the word on jenkins after what amounted to a redshirt rookie season?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

View PostFingon, on 22 May 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Ouch, this could signal Crabtree's exit from SF. He hasn't really produced like a player you would give a big contract to, not to mention he wasn't very fast before the injury.

In the last 5 games of last year, Crabtree had 3 100-yard receiving games including torching Patrick Peterson for 172 yards and 2 TDs.

In 3 playoff games he had 2 more 100-yard games including the Super Bowl and 3 TDs.

Crabtree's an ascending player who is considered part of the nucleus on that team.

View PostNoSaint, on 22 May 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

SJBF can probably chime in - whats the word on jenkins after what amounted to a redshirt rookie season?

The word is that he's bulked up and is in "the best shape of his life."

:)

http://blogs.sacbee....-offseason.html

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

Maybe we can trade them Brad Smith for next year's first rounder

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

Besides Crabtree, two of the other top 5 receivers on the Niners, Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham are coming off ACL injuries.

Plus they lost Delaney Walker in free agency….

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Harbaugh will be sniffing around our camp for late WR cuts, no doubt. Like Rosen said, let's make a deal ahead of time for BS.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

It might actually give AJ Jenkins a little playing time.

Edited by Buftex, 22 May 2013 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 22 May 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

he had like 1100 yards, 9-10 tds, and played well in the playoffs (though he blew that play in the SB terribly, whether or not you think its a penalty)

i know i said its not devastating, but its not nothing either.

niners need to hope that boldin can step into that role - reliable move the chains guy that isnt going to blow the top off the defense is something i think he has a year or two left doing, so that helps a lot.

SJBF can probably chime in - whats the word on jenkins after what amounted to a redshirt rookie season?
It's not nothing, but it's also not great either. Many WRs have a year or two with 1,000 yards.  I'm not convinced that Crabtree, a guy with 1 year of really good production and 4.6 speed, can survive the year+ off and any decrease in explosiveness that comes with the injury. Not to mention this is his 5th year, so unless he was signed recently, this should be his contract year.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

View PostNanker, on 22 May 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Harbaugh will be sniffing around our camp for late WR cuts, no doubt. Like Rosen said, let's make a deal ahead of time for BS.

How about that fast kid from Texas who can't catch for Crabtree straight up?  We take the zeroes for a year and then we are set.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

Maybe they will try to get in on Victor Cruz deal

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

maybe we can trade them Easley for a 2nd round draft pick next year.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

WOW, well its a good thing they traded for Boldin then, as they are going to really need him.  

I honestly think the 49ers will still be one of the toughest teams in the NFL this year, but that is still a set back given Seattle is in their division.  On the flip side, Harvin is injury prone, so hes no lock to make through the season for Seattle.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

View PostBuftex, on 22 May 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

It might actually give AJ Jenkins a little playing time.
If nothing else it might force Harbaugh to at least dress him for games. Not often you see a first round pick finish the season with 3 games and 0 catches when he was healthy, regardless of who else is on the team at that position.

Edited by biglukes, 22 May 2013 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

View Postbiglukes, on 22 May 2013 - 02:43 PM, said:

If nothing else it might force Harbaugh to at least dress him for games. Not often you see a first round pick finish the season with 3 games and 0 catches when he was healthy, regardless of who else is on the team at that position.

I thought he was going to be pretty good coming out of college last year...but apparently he was "too small" and not physical enough for the 49ers.  Has to make you wonder why they drafted him in the first place.  They say, this off-season, he has added some weight and muscle, and has been working with Kaepernick a lot...so it may not all be for not.