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Morning Tailgate: Crabtree & Kap

Posted by Alex Espinoza on March 27, 2013 – 10:52 AM

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.

“The Catch” and Steve Young’s 49-yard TD run vs. the Vikings have made the Sweet 16 of NFL.com’s Bracketology. Voting for the Elite 8 ends on Saturday.

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.

Sports Illustrated offered its latest offensive and defensive player rankings heading into the 2013 Draft.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee offered an update on the link between the 49ers and quarterback Pat White.



At long last.

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22 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Crabtree & Kap”

  1. By tanglung on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply


  2. By 11yearswithalex on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    why did the niners fail to get dumervil he is young and good and a bargain. To bad really, wasted a good deal there.

  3. By 49er-n-memphis on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Dumervil? We have a great LB group with P. DUB & Bowman. Why would u shake that tree? I sometimes wonder about 11yearswithalexs’ logic.

  4. By 49er-n-memphis on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    And isn’t Aldon 22 – 23 yrs old? com’ on man!

  5. By dave g. on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    11yearswith alex is all about names with sizzle and just paying them. That is the sign of an amature. He has historically got all excited about a household name with complete disregard to everything else. He is void of logic…and has always used emotions to guide his choices.

  6. By bow53 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    @49er-n-memphis ur dead on , on that subject(Dumervil) if ain’t broke don’t S.C.R.E.W. with it……and don’t wonder about (11) no logic what so ever……

  7. By BryanBurn14 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ya Dumervil is good player but def not needed in SF. If anything i think a 1-2yr deal with Woodson would provide some good structure for our DB’s with leadership and the game. especially with all the Draft picks we have coming up. Allowing someone of his experience coming in for that would HELP tons.

  8. By 11yearswithalex on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    woah there buzzards …..aldon has shown nothing when smiath is out he is athletic and fast and has his spots but obviously the opposing offenses have found how to deal with him and what a nice fit to educate the young aldon with a proven 29 year old vet …..yeah keep the same thing thats how you get stale and falter when it counts …the niners need to change some things because the rest of the league is now watching em and prepareing ………just saying so chuckle and jest and beat your chest the fact is we lost with those sameguys even though you say thyey were the best. GGGooooooooo ….NNNiiiiiiiners………!!!!!!!!!!

  9. By ace on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    the first problem with 11years talking about football is he doesnt know anything about football, like staring with the postions on a football team, dumervile would be lucky to make our team as a linebacker you nitwit, what we are trying to adress is the lineman, nt or tackle,

  10. By ace on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    or both if anyone has a fav d lineman or nose tackle free agent or rookie p@ss rusher in mind plz post his name or link a video

  11. By ace on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    cuz that guy at the top of the page jonathin hankins looks kinda blah or is it me ?

  12. By dave g. on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    11yearswithAlex continues to show his ignorance. Aldon just had surgery for a torn labrum. He was actually on the injury report weeks 12 – 17. Why pay so much when its not neccesary? What a joke. He is like a child all giddy for recognized names.

  13. By dave g. on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t even think we bothered to even try out Dumervil. Just because we did not sign Dumervil does not mean Baalke does not have a plan. Newsflash: You would have never said Aldon Smith until he was an established name. We have many draft picks. Quit being a panicky b!tch Eleven.

  14. By dave g. on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    You show me a team who signs too many established veteran big names for big contracts and I will show you a team ran like a casual fan would run it. Seachickens! Haaaaa

  15. By dave g. on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    A team that truly knows what its doing gets most of its talent through the draft and for less $.

  16. By tanglung on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply


  17. By tanglung on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    11yearswithoutabrain is as annoying as phatablahblah…. Always something negative coming out of their mouths….

  18. By mfkram64 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    dumervil? what an idiot…they need to address d-line and db’s and this guy is looking at dumervil? I agree with a post about woodson same with naamdi sign for 1-2 years than draft a cb and safety to be future….honey bager and cyprein would be a nice fit….honey badger can return kicks like him a lot….

  19. By mfkram64 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    ace i like richardson and williams d-line…but would have to trade up to get them..if they stay at 31 i see them taking cyprein safety…..also like tank carridine de from fla.st….reminds me of haley

  20. By Frankie D on Apr 8, 2013 | Reply

    49ers can we at least think about Vince Young as a back up I don’t think teams will be so quick to try and hurt Kapp if Young is backing him up who is a former version of Kapp. Please sign him, I used to like Colt but he is unproven and will not get us to where we want to go.

  21. By Frankie D on Apr 8, 2013 | Reply

    We do not need any linebackers we have the best linebacking core in the bizz. we need CORNERS and apparently now a SAFETY now that we let arguably the best Safety in Football (GOldson) Go. Another kicker too, just in case we seriously need two. Maybe a d line or two and a special teams returner now that Ginn is gone. Maybe let Jenkins return kicks seeing that he is not ready yet.

  22. By Frankie D on Apr 8, 2013 | Reply

    Give our picks up and go get Revis please if you want a ring or two now. I think the way we are making moves seems like we are building to just be in the playoffs or NFC championship for the next 8 or so years instead of building a team that could win it all for the next 3 or 4 years.

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