Jim Harbaugh is all fired up about wide receiver Michael Crabtree after his big game yesterday.
Crabtree had a big game in the San Francisco 49ers’ 23-20 wild-card victory Sunday over the Green Bay Packers. The receiver had eight catches for 125 yards–one of which was a clutch 17-yard reception during the winning drive from Colin Kaepernick.
Harbaugh was appreciative.
“People talked about cold weather and it would be a tough-to-catch ball, but the greatest catcher of all time, Michael Crabtree, catches everything,” Harbaugh said.
“It’s unbelievable. In the northern snowlands down to the tropics and sunny scenes, he’s catching the football. Wherever they throw a football, he’ll be catching it.”
“If my life depended on it and someone had to catch a ball, I’d enlist Michael Crabtree to do it,” he told reporters.
I don’t know about that, Harbaugh–sounds like an oversell, no?
Since entering the NFL in 2009, Crabtree has dropped 5.9 percent of his targets, ranking 64th out of the 69 qualified receivers.
Crabtree has 279 receptions in 460 targets for 3,629 yards in his career in the regular season. In the postseason, he’s eight out of 13 for 125 yards, averaging 15.6 yards per reception.
Crabtree came into the league in 2009, when the 49ers drafted him in the first round as the 10th pick.
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