Originally written on FF Locker Room  |  Last updated 10/19/14

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
With the loss of Michael Crabtree to an Achilles’ tendon injury during offseason workouts, the 49ers seem to be in a bit of trouble when it comes to their receiving game.  This injury and their current core of pass catchers could make the team fall back to a time not that long ago where the wide receiving core had one catch for three yards against the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game (and that one catch was made by Crabtree).  Crabtree had a breakout season a year ago with 1,105 yards for nine touchdowns in the regular season and then added in another 285 yards and three touchdowns in the playoffs.  So, with Crabtree gone for at least a good portion of the season, the 49ers are looking for some answers to keep their winning run going in 2013. Here’s the list of the top seven targeted players in the passing game a year ago: Michael Crabtree led the team with 126 targets (85 receptions) which is 65 more than … Vernon Davis, who was second with 61 targets a year ago (41 re...
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