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Jim Harbaugh: Michael Crabtree won't play against Saints

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09:49 AM ET 11.16 | Like many of his peers, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh likes to keep his cards pressed tightly to his ubiquitous black long sleeve T-shirt-sweatshirt hybrid. When it comes to whether receiver Michael Crabtree will make his 2013 debut on Sunday against the Saints, Harbaugh was uncharacteristically chatty. "It doesn't look probable, no," Harbaugh told reporters on Friday. "[H]e had a week of running routes, of sprinting, pushing the sled, lifting, training and catching," Harbaugh said regarding Crabtree's practices in recent days. "He wasn't part of the team workout, but controlled would be the best way to say it."

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November 16, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Unless he can defense they don't need him anyway.

November 16, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Santa Clara won't be in the SB without him.

November 16, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Santa Clara won't be in the SB without him.

Not that that's a risk this year!!

November 16, 2013  10:24 AM ET

49ers looking beatable this year.

November 16, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

49ers looking beatable this year.

Everybody has Krappy figured out.

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November 16, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

True. Defenses have adjusted to Kaepernick.49ers were doomed when he welched on the eyebrow bet.

Not really. The Niners have barely run the read option. They don't want to get him hurt, so they're taking the very thing that made him good away from him. Combine that with no passing options, and you've got the Niners offense.

November 16, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Combine that with no passing options, and you've got the Niners offense.

This has probably hurt him more than anything else this season. Vernon Davis getting concussed isn't helping that situation at all.

November 16, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Everybody has Krappy figured out.

Maybe he's not as good as people thought he was.. one good year doesn't make you an all-pro QB for the rest of your career

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November 16, 2013  05:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Not really. The Niners have barely run the read option. They don't want to get him hurt, so they're taking the very thing that made him good away from him. Combine that with no passing options, and you've got the Niners offense.

This makes more sense than anything else posted here.

November 16, 2013  05:44 PM ET

Big changes coming after the season if they lose this game, count on it.

November 16, 2013  06:31 PM ET
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Big changes coming after the season if they lose this game, count on it.

GO SAINTS!!!!!!

November 16, 2013  06:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

GEAUX SAINTS!!!!!!

FIFY

November 16, 2013  08:32 PM ET

And SF looked like a serious contender at the begging of the season.

November 16, 2013  09:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

And SF looked like a serious contender at the begging of the season.

They'll make the playoff.....

Maybe.

November 16, 2013  10:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

FIFY

He should have known better.

November 16, 2013  11:50 PM ET

Tough game to pick... I don't see SF losing twice in a row, but Drew is airing it out huge the last couple of games.

 
November 17, 2013  12:46 PM ET
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Tough game to pick... I don't see SF losing twice in a row, but Drew is airing it out huge the last couple of games.

Here's hoping your right, 49ers right their ship, Crab man can wait, open up offensive, bombs away! Offensive fireworks! at least I hope so, Kap where you at?

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