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Niners now set for Crabtree breakout

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07:54 AM ET 06.16 | A new coaching staff in San Francisco can't wait to get started. The 49ers' new wide receivers coach expects big things from his pupils this season, starting with Michael Crabtree. John Morton, who steps in for long-time receivers coach Jerry Sullivan this season, said that Crabtree is "going to be a phenomenal football player in this offense. And so is Josh Morgan. I think the sky's the limit for those guys." Morton suggested that Jim Harbaugh's West Coast offense is a better fit for Crabtree's skill set than the power-based vertical passing attack that the 49ers have used in recent seasons. Crabtree does not have blazing speed and he is not particularly big. But he is sudden in and out of breaks and has quick hands.

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June 16, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Sounds like the Receivers are going to be dominant.


Of course, there is this little thing about the QB...

June 16, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Otis... you hit the nail on the head... I loved Crabtree at Texas Tech... but his post-draft crap really made him out to be just another PUNK... I hope he is over his DIVA complex and makes us Texans proud!

June 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Of course, there is this little thing about the QB...

Yeah, I was thinking the puzzle is missing a big piece.

But, sure is nice to be in a town with a champion, eh?

June 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

I heard a lot of the 9rs have crabs but a tree full that's just sick!

June 16, 2011  08:15 AM ET
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Yeah, I was thinking the puzzle is missing a big piece.But, sure is nice to be in a town with a champion, eh?

Yes sir - it sure is. When is your parade?

Ours is today - temps in the 90's. Don't care - I'm bringing water and appropriate head wear.

June 16, 2011  08:18 AM ET

I can't imagine that Smith is still being looked at as the answer to the QB conundrum.

June 16, 2011  08:19 AM ET
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Yes sir - it sure is. When is your parade? Ours is today - temps in the 90's. Don't care - I'm bringing water and appropriate head wear.

Tomorrow for the Bruins. It's going to rain. Wish they'd do these things on Saturday so more people could go.

The celebrations in Boston, at least, were peaceful last night.

June 16, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like the Receivers are going to be dominant. Of course, there is this little thing about the QB...

Lets not forget the offensive line. Anthony Davis like so many tackles had a difficult time blocking on passing downs, I lost count of the number of holding calls against him. Curious that he didn't mention Vernon Davis the TE, Harbaugh will often use a set with 2 TE's.

June 16, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yes sir - it sure is. When is your parade? Ours is today - temps in the 90's. Don't care - I'm bringing water and appropriate head wear.

Do some cheering for Coach Carlisle!!!!...been a fan of his since he was fired after winning coach of the year (one of Larry brown's many incumbent casualties )

June 16, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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Do some cheering for Coach Carlisle!!!!...been a fan of his since he was fired after winning coach of the year (one of Larry brown's many incumbent casualties )

I have been... dude is so respected here.

Might well be the best coaching job in these parts in 20 years. Maybe ever - with all due respect to Jimmah...

June 16, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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...The celebrations in Boston, at least, were peaceful last night.

From what I'm reading - not so much in Vancouver.

June 16, 2011  08:28 AM ET

They must plan on running a ton of reverse plays.

June 16, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yes sir - it sure is. When is your parade? Ours is today - temps in the 90's. Don't care - I'm bringing water and appropriate head wear.

It's awesome to read that Cuban is picking up the tab for the parade. It will be interesting to see what he puts together.

June 16, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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From what I'm reading - not so much in Vancouver.

No doubt. Looting and burning cars... idiots.

June 16, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

From what I'm reading - not so much in Vancouver.

Yeah. That headline was a surprise.

June 16, 2011  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No doubt. Looting and burning cars... idiots.

Damn Canadians. Gotta love their spunk.

June 16, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Damn Canadians. Gotta love their spunk.

I like their beer. And Rush.

June 16, 2011  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Damn Canadians. Gotta love their spunk.

.....No I will not say it.

June 16, 2011  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Damn Canadians. Gotta love their spunk.

And 3 people dead... Those Canadian are a wild bunch.

 
June 16, 2011  09:33 AM ET

The only way is up but don't you need a QB first?

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