Found May 25, 2013 on Forensic Fantasy:
After news broke that Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon, the San Francisco 49ers offense has become the hot topic of the week. The wide receiver situation is far from settled (and probably won’t be resolved for awhile), but one thing is for certain: I am getting more excited for the 2013 fantasy football outlook of Vernon Davis. The term “freak” is thrown around quite often when people describe players in the National Football League and well, that’s because it takes a special athlete to play in the NFL. Even in a league full of the world’s best athletes, there’s some that are just plain freakier than the others. Without a doubt, Davis is one of those players. Just take a look at his NFL Combine performance and you’ll know why he was drafted 6th overall in 2006: His 40-yard dash was faster than that of Julio Jones (4.39) and Percy Harvin (4.41). His short shuttle was faster than LeSean McCoy (4.18) and DeSean Jackson (4.19).  His bench reps totaled more than Haloti Ngata...

Without Michael Crabtree as top target, 49ers third down conversions an issue

In the midst of the Michael Crabtree loss, one facet of the San Francisco offense that could suffer is third down conversions. Crabtree was especially good at going across the middle and controlling the sideline routes in converting third downs and keeping the offense on the field. Without Crabtree, the team now will look at different ways to convert third downs or more pressure...

Jim Harbaugh: A young WR will emerge in Crabtree’s place

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is out with an Achilles injury.  Head coach Jim Harbaugh believes one of his young receivers will emerge as a definite starter opposite Anquan Boldin.  Simply, because one of them has to. Harbaugh sees 

A.J. Jenkins competing for Michael Crabtree’s spot

49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh told 95.7 The Game that A.J Jenkins, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette are competing for Michael Crabtree’s spot. “We’ll put Jenkins, Patton, Ricardo Lockette at the same position and let them compete and emerge,” Harbaugh said on the O’Connell and Steinmetz show, per “The good news is somebody will emerge because they...

49ers restructure Jonathan Goodwin’s contract

According to Mike Garafolo of USA TODAY Sports, the San Francisco 49ers have restructured the contract of offensive lineman Jonathan Goodwin. Niners OL Jonathan Goodwin’s restructure was a reduction in base salary from $3.7m to $2.5m. Team guaranteed $1m of the deal in exchange. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 24, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? The post 49ers restructure...

Harbaugh confident that someone will step up as Crabtree's replacement

Although not too sure who that 'someone' will be, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh isn't worried... at least that's what he's telling the media. Last season's leading receiver Michael Crabtree went down with a torn Achilles tendon and will be out an estimated 6 months, and contrary to the team's stance, will be hard to replace. Harbaugh knows...

San Francisco 49ers Potential Breakout Player of 2013: Tarell Brown

The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team (rookies don’t count). For the San Francisco 49ers, that...

Screengrab Snafu: The 49ers receivers are really old

ESPN aired this graphic yesterday on the 49ers receivers with Michael Crabtree suffering an achilles injury in OTAs.  It's an interesting display on the youth and experience of the 49ers receiving corps.  And what experience they have!  What with Anquan Boldin playing 50 years in the league and catching passes from John Brodie back in the day.  Michael Crabtree and Mario...

49ers’ Mario Manningham starts running, cutting

The San Francisco 49ers took a major hit before offseason workouts really ramped up, as the team announced last week that wide receiver Michael Crabtree will miss the next six months with a torn Achilles. Considering the absence of Crabtree, the return of fellow wide out Mario Manningham is all the more important. Manningham is progressing through his rehab for a knee injury he...

Harbaugh: 'I just don't want to screw it up'

Jim Harbaugh is finally going to get to see a yellow flag. The coach of the San Francisco 49ers will drive the pace car for the start of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, and while he won't be behind the wheel during in-race cautions - when the yellow flag comes out - you can be sure he'll have a wry smile on his face when it flutters in the breeze. It was just a few months...

San Francisco 49ers: Eric Reid Headlines Rookie Class of 2013

The San Francisco 49ers have suffered some major losses so far in 2013 to their defending NFC Championship team.Here is the rookie class that has been added to go along with the free agents to fix all the holes in this team.San Francisco 49ers Rookie Class Of 2013Draft Picks1st Round: Eric Reid - Free Safety2nd Round: Tank Carradine – Defensive End3rd Round: Vance McDonald –...

Happy Hour – Crabtree Injury Is A Blow, But Not Death Knell for 49ers

When I first heard about Michael Crabtree’s torn Achilles yesterday, I imagine I had the same reaction as many 49ers fans, sadness. Crabtree had his breakout season last year, as he finally had a passer capable of using his talent. The addition of Anquan Boldin was only going to make things easier for Crabtree, and 100 catches was a real possibility. Now, chances are he will miss...

Michael Crabtree vows to be back, Terminator-style, after tearing Achilles

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree posted a Terminator photo to his Instragram account, promising to be back in his best Arnold voice.

PFZ Podcast: 49ers need A.J. Jenkins to replace Michael Crabtree’s production

The 49ers need wide receiver A.J. Jenkins to step up now that Michael Crabtree went down with a torn Achilles. Need NFL Tickets? The post PFZ Podcast: 49ers need A.J. Jenkins to replace Michael Crabtree’s production appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Now No One Gets Crabs On Draft Day

It was an eventful Wednesday last week to say the least. A man found a 1938 comic book inside the walls of his house, a jailed ***** Riot member is currently on hunger strike and Paris Hilton signed with Lil’ Wayne’s recording company and plans on dropping a new album in the near future…hey I said it was eventful, I didn’t say it was all important. Of course the real news...
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