Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/26/12
When last we saw the San Francisco 49ers, they were losing to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship. Kyle Williams was the scapegoat in that game because he fumbled two punt returns, that led directly to 10 points by the Giants, including the game winning field goal. However, 49ers wide receivers caught just 1 pass for 3 yards all game, which had to have cost the 49ers at least 10 points and unlike Williams, they were actually supposed to be out there. Williams was a backup who rarely returns punts. The 49ers knew wide receiver was a position of need for them this offseason, bringing in Mario Manningham in free agency, taking a chance on Randy Moss coming out of retirement, and drafting AJ Jenkins in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft. However, it’s still unclear if they have a #1 receiver. Michael Crabtree was drafted 10th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft and considered to be a steal at that point. He was supposed to be their #1 receiver, but has yet to surpass 1000 yards in a ...
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