Once Colin Kaepernick took over as the 49ers starting quarterback in Week 11, Michael Crabtree soon emerged as young signal-caller’s favorite target. By the end of the 2012 season, the duo combined for 62 connections for 891 yards and eight touchdowns in 10-plus games. Crabtree was live on the set of NFL Network on Tuesday and said he developed a quick chemistry with Kaepernick that improved throughout the year.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group shared comments from Crabtree on his relationship with Kaepernick. “49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree’s chemistry with Colin Kaepernick was evident well before their thrice-failed attempts at combining on a Super Bowl-winning score,” Inman wrote. “Appearing Tuesday on the NFL Network, Crabtree credited his and Kaepernick’s earlier success to practice time, their common age (25), a shared desire to make plays, and, perhaps most of all, a trust factor.”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at the NFL Draft and the latest offseason news for the 49ers.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com also gave his impressions of Crabtree’s appearance on NFL Network.
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Mike Sando of ESPN.com looked back at productive Draft day trades the 49ers executed in 2012.
Josh Sweigert of the Tahoe Daily News recapped the 13th annual 49ers Winter Fest in Lake Tahoe.
Inman passed along a progress report on wide receiver Kyle Williams, who ran for the first time since his injury during Week 12 at New Orleans.
Maiocco analyzed the situation at cornerback for the 49ers.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated pegged the 49ers to select athletic defensive lineman Margus Hunt with the No. 31 pick in his latest mock draft.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee offered an update on the link between the 49ers and quarterback Pat White.
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