Many 49ers are creatures of habit. For Michael Crabtree and Joe Staley, it’s all about looking good and feeling good on gameday. Abe Schwadron of TDDaily.com spoke to Crabtree and Staley about their pre-game rituals.
“For 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, everything has to feel—and look—perfect,” Schwadron wrote. “‘Aw man, the preparation of getting dressed, the clothes, the fashion. You’re looking at your shoes, your socks, making sure your pants are right, your jersey, all of that stuff,’ says Crabtree, now in his fourth NFL season. ‘I’ve got to have my chewing gum, any chewing gum, but I really like Juicy Fruit. The trainers are on the sideline with the Juicy Fruit ready. You gotta have your music. Gotta have your gameday music, it’ll get you right.’”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at Crabtree’s evolution as a receiver, similarities between the 49ers and Seahawks and more.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee chronicled Crabtree’s career and how he’s grown into a No. 1 receiver.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com noted some statistical similarities between San Francisco and Seattle.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Seattle CB Richard Sherman is expected to play on Sunday.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group examined the 49ers’ success in primetime games this season.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com discussed the possibility of Justin Smith missing Sunday’s contest due to injury.
Barrows looked at the measures the 49ers will take to combat the crowd noise at Seattle.
Branch wrote that Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is San Francisco’s nemesis.
Sando observed that the 49ers are currently the Super Bowl favorites.
49ers.com’s coverage included Brian Jennings on the latest edition of Niner Talk, a look at Dashon Goldson and Russell Wilson, Vernon Post and the 6th annual Visa Shop with a Player event. We also brought you press passes from Vic Fangio and Greg Roman.
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