Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/23/13
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 most of the season and if he does return it will be so late into the year that his impact will likely be minimal. He joins the likes of Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham in the 49ers wide receiver infirmary. With Crabtree out, some people want to just hand the division to Seattle. I think that is ludicrous. I don’t think wide receiver is this depth filled position that some 49ers fans are trying to talk themselves into. You now have Anquan Boldin, tight end Vernon Davis, and then a bunch of guys that are injured. 2012 1st round draft pick AJ Jenkins will have to show something this year, as he was kept off the field all last season. The 49ers didn’t have a murderer’s row at wide receiver, so it is a [...]
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