Crabtree's Curious Comment

San Francisco 49ers second-year wide receiver Michael Crabtree is coming off his best game of the season, catching 5 passes for 58 yards in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

This afternoon, Lowell Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat asked Crabtree about how new offensive coordinator and play-caller Mike Johnson did on Sunday. Crabtree's response is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

"Mike Johnson did his thing," Crabtree said. "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."

As Cohen points out, Crabtree's comment is open to interpretation.

On the one hand, it could be a generic statement about how the player's have to execute the plays that are called. On the other hand, it could be a statement by a player--who deserved or not, has a reputation for being a diva--regarding his involvement, or lack thereof, in the team's offensive gameplan.

Crabtree has 11 receptions for 139 yards this season, ranking fourth on the 49ers in both receiving categories. Crabtree has had 25 passes throw his way, which ranks third behind Vernon Davis and Frank Gore, and is just one more time than Josh Morgan has been targeted, which supports the idea that the latter may have prompted Crabtree's comments.

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