Crabtree says 49ers’ new OC did his job

Some pretty interesting comments out of Michael Crabtree on Monday are making the rounds.

Following the 49ers first game under Mike Johnson, which brought in seven points and 262 total yards, Crabtree said he doesn’t believe the blame lies with the team’s new offensive coordinator.

“Mike Johnson did his thing,” Crabtree said, via Lowell Cohn of The Press Democrat. “He did what he was supposed to do. He got everybody the ball. Only thing is, Mike Johnson can’t throw the ball. He can just call plays.”

As Cohn pointed out in his post, Crabtree’s quote can be taken two different ways. He was either stating that player’s can only play and coaches can only coach, or he was throwing quarterback Alex Smith completely under the bus.

At this point, only Crabtree really knows what he really meant.

Smith threw two critical interceptions to help the Falcons erase a 14-0 deficit. 49ers coach Mike Singletary spent much of his time answering quarterback questions Monday, and summed it up by saying he though Smith “was pretty decent.”

That might be better news for Smith than a total vote of confidence, which didn’t turn out too well for Jimmy Raye.

— Frank Tadych

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