Here is the opening of a column I wrote on Michael Crabtree:

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ offense is all about wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

It used to be Frank Gore’s offense. Now, with the obvious exception of Colin Kaepernick, it is Crabtree’s offense. The Niners often start the game with a pass to him, establishing him, showing the opponent their primary weapon. And Crabtree responds. He has great hands and is relentless about gaining yards after the catch — a churning yard-making machine.

But not long ago, he had a stigma. It’s hard to remember that now, the stigma. He missed training camps for one reason or another. People called him a “diva.” He seemed soft, maybe a little slow.

To read the full column, click here.

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  1. Tommy CostaRica

    Like I said on Grant’s column, nobody is talking about the scenario of Kap getting hurt and Alex coming in. Having Alex as a backup is a huge advantage, what if Flaco goes out? Who do they have as a backup?

    February 2nd, 2013 10:29 am

  2. chris

    I dunno Lowell……..Crab sure looked like a Diva when he fumbled at the goal line in Atlanta……..Ravens win today 24-17.

    February 3rd, 2013 9:22 am

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