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Michael Crabtree Seemingly Takes a Shot at Alex Smith

The San Francisco 49ers had high expectations coming into the 2010 season, yet have started off the year 0-4.  They’ve lost two close games to quality opponents and gotten blown out in their other two losses.  They’ve somehow created a situation where the Rams could legitimately win the NFC West.  As we would all expect, there aren’t many happy campers to be found around the Niners organization these days.  One such unhappy cub scout is wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

Desperately needing to make a change, the 49ers fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye after their 31-10 shellacking at the hands of the Chiefs week three.  Many, including ourselves, believe that Alex Smith deserves a lot of the blame for the struggles the 49ers have had on offense this year.  Does Crabtree agree with that claim?  When he was speaking to reporters about new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson, that’s kind of the impression he gave.

Mike Johnson did his thing. He did what he was supposed to do.  He got everybody the ball. Only thing is, Mike Johnson can’t throw the ball. He can just call plays,” Crabtree said Monday, according to Lowell Cohn if the Santa Press Democrat.

It’s possible that this was Crabtree’s way of using the whole “the coaches can call the plays but we have to execute them” typical response, but he should have done it without throwing someone under the bus.  Instead of saying he “can’t throw the ball,” he should have added that Johnson also can’t catch it, run it, or block.  Unless he was intentionally taking a shot at his quarterback, of course.  If that’s the case, he chose his words quite wisely.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W3SNS42PNZXQ2ZNG5BURREAV7U Gutierrez Lenea

    It’s true the offensive coach cannot throw the ball. The problem really is Alex. I mean when you have a guy with 3 touchdowns to 7 interceptions that’s a problem. I would really like to see my team win a game sometime this year. All the 9er fans want a win. This year has been really disappointing. We had a lot of faith in the team this year. If Singletary won’t put in a new quarterback then the only thing we can hope for is Alex to really step up in a big way. He has had more than enough time to adapt. He needs to get it together and play exactly how he played in New Orleans. Watch that tape Alex and do it BIG PLEASE…for the fans. You will make more friends by winning games!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZO2IKL5L33ROXXRDXICRATQEAI george l

    Alex Smith needs to be benched period!! He said after last weeks game that quote “we” gave up 2 costly turn overs? There’s nobody standing next to him telling him to throw that ball into a crowd, or to throw the ball yo high or to low?? This is what makes Singletary looks bad, there IS a backup QB you know?? I have NEVER seen a REAL head coach keep such a Fifty Million Dollar Bum in the game so long while the rest of the team ( except for Nate Clements ) is busting their butts trying to win?? What is so HARD about benching this bum?? It’s costing you your job Mike…keep it up!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZO2IKL5L33ROXXRDXICRATQEAI george l

    I don’t know how much longer it will be if singletary keeps “Alex-the Bum” in at QB before a fist-fight breaks out because this is these players way of earning their living…..and he ( the Bum ) is standing around smiling while the team, and the season is slipping away!! Maybe it’s time for a few of the offensive linemen to let some defensive players from the other teams “accidentally” slip through the line???

  • Anonymous

    I think Alex Smith and Jed are lovers; how else would you explain this 6 year fiasco. 6 years, people become doctors in this amount of time, kid’s have graduated highschool and is now a sophmore in college by now, and ole Alex is still just coasting down 1st and Bum street.
    He just does’nt look like a pro football player, he look’s like a gay viking, and he plays gay, put the master’s to use Alex become the dentist we all knew you could be.

  • Brian D

    Listen, the blame should fall entirely and completely on Singletary and Alex Smith. The only reason Singletary should shoulder the load is because he won’t take out our terrible quarterback. We know you value hard work Mike, but what about talent? This is an NFL team you are coaching not a high school team. This Is no place to be “teaching lessons”. I truly believe if Nate Davis was put in as the starting QB this week, we would win the division. We have a great team, but you’re only as good as your QB. Which explains y we’re shitty. He’s. Bum! Put him on the BENCH! He was NEVER good and he’s still playing? R u kidding?

  • Anonymous

    Larry Brown is trully an idiot