49ers coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t publicly worried about his wide receiver Michael Crabtree’s reputation for being a diva. He also doesn’t show much concern for the reported strain between Crabtree and quarterback Alex Smith.
“Just some of the things lately kind of goes back to the analogy I gave a little bit ago, when you’re kids and working it out and sometimes you get into some tussles and shirts get ripped and noses get bloodied, but that’s part of figuring it out. I know he’s a good guy,” Harbaugh said during a recent radio appearance on KNBR, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
Harbaugh repeatedly called Crabtree a “good guy” that is about the team being successful. At a time when Crabtree’s attitude has received a lot of attention, there is still a question about how talented the guy is.
Can Crabtree be a top-five caliber NFL receiver? Or will he just be a “good” starter. After a disappointing second season, it’s still hard to tell.
Having Crabtree healthy and engaged during a full training camp would certainly help.