San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree was on the field for 42-of-67 plays this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. The team didn’t really want to ease him into the action at all. They just put him in and let him do what he does. If he is cleared to play and is not limited physically, then they are going to get the most out of him.
Still, 63% of the snaps is a low number compared to how many he would play if he had been playing the whole season. In his first game back from an Achilles’ tendon tear, the team has to be happy with his production and his ability to put in work on the field.
He finished the game with 2 catches on 4 targets for 68 yards. One of those catches were for 60 yards. His playing time will only increase as the season continues. The 49ers just added a weapon onto their offensive side of the football. The help on offense was well needed.
H/T Matt Maiocco