We weren’t too impressed by the 49ers offense during new coordinator Mike Johnson’s debut. 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree doesn’t think Johnson deserves the blame, though.
“Mike Johnson did his thing. 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,” Crabtree said Monday, according to Lowell Cohn of the Santa Press Democrat.
We’re not sure how to take that quote. We are sure that quote will be dissected in San Francisco over the next few days. Crabtree will probably wind up saying he didn’t mean anything disparaging towards Alex Smith.
Cohn was unclear if Crabtree was throwing Smith under the bus, or simply pointing out that coaches coach and players play. Like so much drama around the 49ers these days, this one is to be continued.