49ers Rookie WR Michael Crabtree Concerned About Dropped Passes
Four games into his rookie season with the 49ers, Michael Crabtree is contributing nicely with 18 receptions for 215 yards. But it’s the two passes he’s dropped that keep the wide receiver up at night.
Crabtree dropped a pass at Indianapolis and another against Chicago. He also fumbled after making a catch in the Colts game and has seen three passes intended for him turn into interceptions, two of them on tipped balls.
“It bothers me,” he said of the drops. “Sometimes I can’t sleep at night when I drop passes. I keep it with me so when the game comes I think about it and (try to) make plays.”
For someone who had 231 receptions for 3,127 yards and 41 touchdowns in two seasons at Texas Tech, Crabtree is used to breaking free after making a catch. He’s eager to do that as a pro. Crabtree had a 27-yard catch at Indy that he came close to stretching into a long gain.