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08:47 AM ET 10.19 | Mike Johnson has tried to coach the 49ers' offense into a more surgical strike unit, with hopes his playmakers might benefit. On Sunday, Johnson did a particularly good job of prying open the Raiders' defense on a 32-yard touchdown catch by Michael Crabtree late in the third quarter. Another challenge for Johnson has been getting Crabtree more involved in the game plan. That began to happen two weeks ago against Atlanta when the second-year wide receiver caught five passes for 58 yards. The next week against Philadelphia, his numbers rose again. Crabtree caught nine passes for 105 yards and a touchdown, his best day as a 49er.

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October 19, 2010  08:55 AM ET

Who paid for this ad??

October 19, 2010  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who paid for this ad??

Their delusional owner.

October 19, 2010  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Their delusional owner.

Now it makes sense...

October 19, 2010  09:24 AM ET

just give Gore the ball...(F.A.N.T.A.S.Y. !!!!!!!!!)

October 19, 2010  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who paid for this ad??

Crabapple's agent.

October 19, 2010  09:37 AM ET

Hard to get a receiver with stone hands and a fragile phyche to involved in the offense.

October 19, 2010  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hard to get a receiver with stone hands and a fragile phyche to involved in the offense.

But it does get easier when you play in the NFC West, or you're playing the Raiders.

October 19, 2010  11:34 AM ET

Oh yes! Crabtree coming to life and williams in dallas - looks like my preseason predictions might come true both get 800 yards and 8 tds for tree -since 49er's actually run in the redzone - and 11 td's for williams.

And of course everyone called me crazy and the insults flew but it is a no brainer if you use yours - tree is in an incentive year and williams is playin for a contract next year.

October 19, 2010  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

And of course everyone called me crazy and the insults flew but it is a no brainer if you use yours

It's just your avatar man.

October 19, 2010  01:01 PM ET

I really wasn't impressed when he was at Texas Tech, not impressed now....I believe that HE may be his biggest fan.....

October 19, 2010  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I really wasn't impressed when he was at Texas Tech, not impressed now....I believe that HE may be his biggest fan.....

he had one notable catch and that was against UT in a big upset.

October 19, 2010  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Oh yes! Crabtree coming to life and williams in dallas - looks like my preseason predictions might come true both get 800 yards and 8 tds for tree -since 49er's actually run in the redzone - and 11 td's for williams. And of course everyone called me crazy and the insults flew but it is a no brainer if you use yours - tree is in an incentive year and williams is playin for a contract next year.

Saying williams will get a lot of TDs isn't that bold a prediction. That's about the only thing he's been consistently good at the past 3 years. The 800 yards is going to be close. It looks like teams are starting to shut down Austin with double coverages a lot, so that might help.

October 19, 2010  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

But it does get easier when you play in the NFC West, or you're playing the Raiders.

Raiders felt sorry for them..and gave them the first/only win.......(riiight).

October 19, 2010  02:56 PM ET

Keep in mind the 49ers were playing the Raiders. Enough said.

October 19, 2010  03:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I believe that HE may be his biggest fan.....

There were a lot of #15 jerseys in the stands last week, but until he starts showing that he has, and is willing to have some real chemistry with the QB, I dont see him earning the $$$ he was holding out for.

Just because Crabby is not catching the ball, doesn???t mean that its all Smiths fault. Not all of it anyway way.

October 19, 2010  04:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hard to get a receiver with stone hands and a fragile phyche to involved in the offense.

And a Nancy boy QB throwing marshmallow's. Plus a coach who looks more like a deer in the headlights than an NFL coach.

October 20, 2010  12:53 AM ET

I'm betting the Lions have more wins at the end of the season than the 49ers.

October 21, 2010  08:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Keep in mind the 49ers were playing the Raiders. Enough said.

ouch

October 21, 2010  08:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#23):

I'm betting the Lions have more wins at the end of the season than the 49ers.

very unlikely. The niners still have 5 division games that are very winnable. The Lions have a much tougher schedule and have all their key players on offense; best, stafford and megatron battling injuries

 
October 23, 2010  02:37 AM ET

No one in San Fran is sold on this guy except Jed York and the Quarterbacks Coach. Crabtree fell to us; no one wanted him. Check #15 Lamar Latrell last year ducking a catch in the endzone. Before this last game against the Raiders he tipped more passes for INT's than he actually caught it seems. He's not physical with an F, he's not a modern Niner, He's a nobody. We're ****ed....

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