Crabtree talks football, Part 2

And here’s Part II of Michael Crabtree’s meeting today with the assembled media inside the 49ers’ locker room:



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In this part Crabtree says . . .


–It can be motivation to play in his home state of Texas, but he said he’s not worried about where the game is going to be played. He said he hasn’t seen a lot of family members in months. He expects anywhere from 20 to 30 friends and family members in attendance.


–Earlier today offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye said he has been impressed with Crabtree’s ability to “conceptualize” football. Said Crabtree, “I’ve been playing football since I was 3 years old.” He said he has no fears or concerns, other that just making sure he knows the plays.


–The spread offense has helped him to make this transition, he said. He said he ran 60 routes a day in practice at Texas Tech. “You get here, and you substitute that with blocking. It’s fun.” He said had at least 10 different routes he ran at Tech. Coach Mike Leach also stressed blocking, just as they do with the 49ers, he said.


–Finally, he said the ribbing he’s received from his teammates has been “all good fun.” He added, “Every rookie is going to do something. They’re on me, but at same time everybody is trying to help me.”


If you missed Michael Crabtree Talks Football Part I, here it is.


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