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Crabtree declares it’s a “new day, new game”

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The last time the 49ers played the Seahawks, they didn’t have receiver Michael Crabtree.  And the Niners lost, 29-3.

This time, Crabtree is back.  And he thinks it will lead to an improved outcome for San Francisco.

Now it’s different.  New day, new game,” Crabtree said Friday, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

Tight end Vernon Davis agrees.

“They’re definitely going to have to make changes,” Davis said.  “We’ve got Crabtree back and have pretty much all our weapons.  It’s going to be exciting and interesting to see the changes they make to stop us.  They can’t leave us one-on-one the whole time.”

Of course, the 49ers had Crabtree when the two teams played last December.  And they still lost big, 42-13.  Crabtree had four catches for 65 yards.

Earlier in the season, Crabtree had four catches for 31 yards in a 13-6 win.

“I can’t wait to go out there and do what I can do,” Crabtree said. “This week is a big week for us. With that [11-1] record, you’re supposed to be the top team in the NFL.  We’ll see on Sunday.”

Yes we will.  But the outcome may not be what Crabtree assumes it will be.

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69 Responses to “Crabtree declares it’s a “new day, new game””
  1. kleppnasty says: Dec 7, 2013 7:52 PM

    Are they playing in Seattle again? How about mentioning that the last time Seattle played in SF they lost 13-6.

  2. number1hawkfan says: Dec 7, 2013 7:53 PM

    Actually Vernon they will leave you one on one but you won’t be able to beat em. That’s what the hawks do . Niners fans are going to be the loudest fans in football. We’ll be able to hear them crying all the way up in Seattle after the beat down Sunday.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 7, 2013 7:53 PM

    You better wait, otherwise it’s a 5 yard penalty. Don’t forget that on account of being too anxious now!

  4. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 7:58 PM

    kleppnasty says:
    Dec 7, 2013 7:52 PM
    Are they playing in Seattle again? How about mentioning that the last time Seattle played in SF they lost 13-6.

    ____________

    The article includes exactly what you are whining about

  5. sportnorcal says: Dec 7, 2013 8:01 PM

    Gonna be two NASTY defenses beating the crap out of one another all day. Can’t wait.

  6. scoob766 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:07 PM

    If we want to go into the past, as all this blah blah 13-6 last year is doing should we just start talking about winning seasons, playoffs, SB’s. New day, new game, if the hawks win they are a better team as of Sunday (same goes for 49ers). All that matters is that game in Feb.

  7. shawnuel says: Dec 7, 2013 8:09 PM

    So, you are saying that when they play in Seattle, the Hawks win by an AVERAGE of 3.5 TD’s and in SF the Niners win by 1?

  8. fr0sted21 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:15 PM

    Football is an awesome sport.

  9. handsomehawk says: Dec 7, 2013 8:16 PM

    Can’t wait to hear all of the excuses from Crabtree and the Whiner faithful come Sunday Night..

  10. chawk12thman says: Dec 7, 2013 8:17 PM

    Hawks are the underdogs by 2.5 points and playing the defending NFC Champs on their own home field. It will be tough to get a win, but isn’t impossible. Here’s rooting for the underdog……Go Hawks!

  11. donnymacjack says: Dec 7, 2013 8:21 PM

    This is a scary game for both teams. A lot at stake depending on your angle of perception.

    Playoffs
    Redemption
    Pride
    Division Title
    Home Field Advantage for Playoffs
    Health

    And so on and so forth….

  12. sactomkiii says: Dec 7, 2013 8:23 PM

    “So, you are saying that when they play in Seattle, the Hawks win by an AVERAGE of 3.5 TD’s and in SF the Niners win by 1?”

    Seahawks home field advantage >>>>>>>>> 49ers homefield advantage. That’s not really a valid argument. You can argue that 49ers are not that different on the road than home, you can’t come close to saying the same about seahawks,

  13. Johnny Chingas says: Dec 7, 2013 8:24 PM

    You Seattle fans spell about as well as you win championships. Its spelled “Winer’s” because we have the best Wine Country in the World and Seattle has the highest suicide rate in America…Probably because your sorry teams never win championships.

  14. billytodd2013blbaad says: Dec 7, 2013 8:25 PM

    problem is unless the 49ers somehow pull out a miracle and Seattle tanks every remaining game the playoffs go through Seattle and the niners can’t win there.

  15. myhawks1976 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:26 PM

    can it please be kickoff already. this is gonna be one hell of a game. I cannot wait.

    Go Hawks.

  16. rufusporter says: Dec 7, 2013 8:28 PM

    The Seahawks will adjust nothing to account for Crabtree. Their defense deals with everyone the same way. They are ‘up’ for this game and will crush an inferior team tomorrow. Half injured players like Crabtree and Staley should just sit this one out if they want to play the rest of the season. I like the tough talk though. Emotions always make the game more interesting.

  17. 253seahawk says: Dec 7, 2013 8:30 PM

    its going to be a good game! even thou I’m not a fan of the 49ers they are good team and have talent on both sides of the ball. going to be a challenge for both teams

  18. omeimontis says: Dec 7, 2013 8:32 PM

    LOL. The writer of this article appears to be a Seahawk fan. It is true the Crabtree was in the game in last season’s blowout in Seattle, and he was in the game for the tight win at Candlestick. However, Wilson was the QB when the Seahawks lost at Candlestick, and Alex Smith was the QB for the Niners in that game. Tomorrow’s game will be the first time the Kap to Crab combination will be featured at the Stick.

  19. seatownballers says: Dec 7, 2013 8:33 PM

    May the best team win

  20. natepalmer1 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:33 PM

    Sounds like liquid courage…Hey Crab, have another gin n’ juice!
    False hopes…

  21. mf1849 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:34 PM

    This is going to be a great game. Hats off to the 49er faithful; a lot of respect going your way. I love this rivalry. Can’t wait for the opening kickoff. Go HAWKS!

  22. adderal says: Dec 7, 2013 8:34 PM

    Seattle 11-1 is the better team this year, it does not mean they can’t and won’t loose to another good team esp on the road when sf clearly needs the game more. These teams are built the same and I expect another close game like they have been at the stick

  23. seatownballers says: Dec 7, 2013 8:38 PM

    13-6 keeps being brought up. But that wasn’t kaep that won. Kaep has never beaten Seattle. I’m not saying Seahawks will blow them away. I think this game will be very close, and possibly go to the last play.
    Cheers niner fans! Here’s to a great game! Let’s all pray this game doesn’t end in an officiating blunder

  24. mayers59 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:40 PM

    It’s so funny to watch all the trash talking from people who don’t even play. lol

  25. gohawks7 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:48 PM

    Not worried about Crabtree. He’s not 100% and doesn’t have any separation speed. His long reception last week was on a double move that no Seattle DB will fall for. 28-10 Seattle.

  26. coolherc says: Dec 7, 2013 8:48 PM

    sactomkiii says:
    Dec 7, 2013 8:23 PM

    Seahawks home field advantage >>>>>>>>> 49ers homefield advantage. That’s not really a valid argument. You can argue that 49ers are not that different on the road than home, you can’t come close to saying the same about seahawks,
    ____________________________________

    ^^It just doesn’t get any dumber than this. Seattle has a better road record (5-1) than the 49′ers have at home (4-2).

  27. pipkinite says: Dec 7, 2013 8:51 PM

    I play football on my ipad. Wilson is my qb.

  28. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 8:51 PM

    Johnny Chingas says:
    Dec 7, 2013 8:24 PM
    You Seattle fans spell about as well as you win championships. Its spelled “Winer’s” because we have the best Wine Country in the World and Seattle has the highest suicide rate in America…Probably because your sorry teams never win championships.

    ___________

    Trolls make me do research. I can’t help it.

    Seattle doesn’t even rank in the top 15 suicide rate. But Sacremento is top 5 each year. Sacramento is awfully close to San Fran, is it not?

    Wine is for the French, btw. Get some whiskey.

  29. sactomkiii says: Dec 7, 2013 8:54 PM

    “Seahawks home field advantage >>>>>>>>> 49ers homefield advantage. That’s not really a valid argument. You can argue that 49ers are not that different on the road than home, you can’t come close to saying the same about seahawks,
    ____________________________________

    ^^It just doesn’t get any dumber than this. Seattle has a better road record (5-1) than the 49′ers have at home (4-2).”

    and niners are 4-2 away… thus the same home and away. You just proved my point by pointing out Seahawks are better at home then away, while the 49ers are the same. Albeit will a small sample size.

  30. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 8:54 PM

    Johnny Chingas says:
    Dec 7, 2013 8:24 PM
    You Seattle fans spell about as well as you win championships. Its spelled “Winer’s” because we have the best Wine Country in the World and Seattle has the highest suicide rate in America…Probably because your sorry teams never win championships.

    _____________

    Just so you know for future troll rants, “World” is not a capitalized word, unless it is at the beginning of the sentence. You did really good on the cities SF and Seattle, and even knocked it out of the park by capitalizing “America”. Just work on the “world” part, and you’ll be good to go.

    Take care.

  31. sactomkiii says: Dec 7, 2013 8:56 PM

    ” Let’s all pray this game doesn’t end in an officiating blunder”

    Here here! May the game be decided by the best team not the blind zebra’s!

  32. trollhammer20 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:56 PM

    One side is making grandiose statements about a new day and a statement game.

    For the other, it appears to be business as usual.

    Seattle is poised for home-field advantage regardless of what happens tomorrow, only needing two wins in four games.

    The Niners really need this game. They’re one game up on the Cardinals, Cowboys, and Eagles in terms of that final playoff spot, and while a loss will not knock them out, it will make their path more difficult.

    Moreover, if Colin cannot beat the Seahawks in the friendly confines of the Niners’ home stadium, with all of his weapons intact…and Seattle down a couple of CBs…and the Seahawks coming off a big win on a short week…the psychological impact could be significant.

    If he can’t win there, with those favorable circumstances, then what chance would he have if he must go back to The Bad Place for a playoff game?

  33. Johnny Chingas says: Dec 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    Highest “Per Capita”…look it up again SheHawkGoat. Classless people drink whiskey…we drink Scotch and fine wine.

    Go 49ers…The best football franchise on the West Coast

  34. bert1913 says: Dec 7, 2013 9:03 PM

    vernon will be running around with alligator arms wondering where kam is at all day long

  35. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 9:07 PM

    Johnny Chingas says:
    Dec 7, 2013 9:00 PM
    Highest “Per Capita”…look it up again SheHawkGoat. Classless people drink whiskey…we drink Scotch and fine wine.

    Go 49ers…The best football franchise on the West Coast

    ____________

    Scotch is whiskey, clowntroll.

    Enough said. Walk off. Game over.

  36. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 7, 2013 9:10 PM

    “Krap” will be running for his life, unless…..the refs let the 9er O-line hold as ALWAYS.

  37. dukeearl says: Dec 7, 2013 9:14 PM

    Johnny, you do realize the Washington St. wines win more awards than the California wines no?

    Columbia Valley much better than the Napa Valley etc…

  38. ultrawolf123 says: Dec 7, 2013 9:16 PM

    Lets not forget while the Niners have Crabtree back they are also down their All-pro LG and a LT that most likely will be wounded or out as well.

    While Seattle will have Bruce Irvin and Chris Clemons which they didnt have week 2.

  39. gosfvr says: Dec 7, 2013 9:18 PM

    Sigh. So much bravado. So much waste of testosterone.
    Get a grip folks. Your life does not depend on this game, neither will players play any harder because of your braggadico.

  40. Dogsweat says: Dec 7, 2013 9:19 PM

    49ers were born 1946. Hawks were born in 1976.

    Please spare us they “we got more trophies” talk, the 49ers have been around for 30 plus years than the Hawks. It’s 2013 not 1989.

    Times have changed and the Hawks are about to make a run in this current time frame.

  41. coachjall says: Dec 7, 2013 9:30 PM

    Seadderall fans need to realize the last team to beat their squad at home was the 49ers. The 49ers will win tomorrow and will have the confidence to win up in Seattle in January.

  42. shotgunnoblitz says: Dec 7, 2013 9:31 PM

    Love how everyone talks about how seattle talks a lot of crap. Havent seen Sherman or anyone out there running their mouths. But seen a lot of niners out there talking some serious stuff.

  43. mulehead70 says: Dec 7, 2013 9:34 PM

    New day, new game, new loss? LOL, just kidding! It’ll be a great game regardless of the outcome.

    GO HAWKS!

  44. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 7, 2013 9:38 PM

    Johnny Chingas says:
    Dec 7, 2013 8:24 PM
    You Seattle fans spell about as well as you win championships. Its spelled “Winer’s” because we have the best Wine Country in the World and Seattle has the highest suicide rate in America…Probably because your sorry teams never win championships.
    **********
    Las Vegas has the highest rate, 3x the national average. Don’t let facts get in the way of your ignorance.

    You’re actually arguing wine? That’s fine but, it is, and always has been, a subjective list. That being said, they do have some excellent wines.

  45. obxfannings says: Dec 7, 2013 9:47 PM

    Dogsweat, Please spare US!! Seahawks fans like you assume the run you are about to take has already started. In nearly 40 years, the Seahawks have won ONE conference championship and appeared in ONE Super Bowl, which they lost. Before you boast, as all you Seahawk fans do, about your triumphant destiny, PLEASE start the run with a Super Bowl win. Until then, enjoy what your team is doing and win like you’ve been there before, even though you HAVE NOT been there before.

  46. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 7, 2013 9:48 PM

    coachjall says:
    Dec 7, 2013 9:30 PM
    Seadderall fans need to realize the last team to beat their squad at home was the 49ers. The 49ers will win tomorrow and will have the confidence to win up in Seattle in January.
    ***********
    Frisco has scored more than 20 points against Seattle only once in the past five games.

    Have San Fran fans brushed up on their ‘how to cheer’ tests that the 9er franchise is giving out to fans?

  47. alloutblitz644 says: Dec 7, 2013 9:49 PM

    Not a fan of either team, but I am a fan of how these teams play a physical style of defense. This is turning into quite the rivalry as well. Should be a great game to watch.

  48. chawk12thman says: Dec 7, 2013 9:50 PM

    Looked at the NFL Schedule and see that indeed Mr. Crabtree was in fact 100 percent correct. Tomorrow’s game is starting anew and will be on a new day. Lets hope history (at least the last two games) repeats itself. Go Hawks!

  49. adderal says: Dec 7, 2013 9:50 PM

    Now we argue about wine and who makes it better? Who cares, and what exactly is a troll? I thinks of log voice, pftpoet and that steelers tool. Goat you seem to call everyone that has a dif opinion a troll.

    I didn’t really consider Seattle a great rival as the teams have never really been good at the same time and never met when it matters. The fact that I’m more pumped about this game then any other game this year tells me I’m wrong. Hope for an injury free game with no controversy. Although the ones that make excuses will continue to I’m sure. Good luck tomorrow

  50. hawkstradamus says: Dec 7, 2013 9:51 PM

    With a victory on Sunday the 49ers can secure their third winning season in the last ten years. Truly an amazing accomplishment.

  51. 49ers2legit says: Dec 7, 2013 10:09 PM

    I’m like wondering how long ago has the Cheathawks beat SF in SF? Yea, all u Seattle fans go on google or yahoo and look it up. I remember 9ers beating Cheathawks in 2011, twice and in Seattle. Where were y’all Seattle fans in 2012? 9ers beat them 3 in a row and the NFL basically had to change the schedule to make yall look like comtenders.

  52. osoviejo says: Dec 7, 2013 10:10 PM

    I know whistling in the dark when I hear it.

  53. mulehead70 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:21 PM

    49ers2legit says:
    Dec 7, 2013 10:09 PM
    I’m like wondering how long ago has the Cheathawks beat SF in SF? Yea, all u Seattle fans go on google or yahoo and look it up. I remember 9ers beating Cheathawks in 2011, twice and in Seattle. Where were y’all Seattle fans in 2012? 9ers beat them 3 in a row and the NFL basically had to change the schedule to make yall look like comtenders.

    _______________________________________

    What’s a comtender?

  54. bstclum04 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:24 PM

    Really interested in seeing how Seattle is going to be able to defend Boldin,Crabtree,Davis,Manningham, Gore, and Kap all at the same time if you drop a saftey to double team that will leave 1 of them in single coverage and it will probably be Davis and good luck having a Linebacker keep up with his speed that will be interesting.

  55. spfinne says: Dec 7, 2013 10:25 PM

    hahaha^^^^ or one could say they will secure their 3rd winning season in 3 years.. with the last 2 ending in NFC championship game and Super Bowl respectively. I, as a season ticket holder, will gladly accept that

  56. seatownballers says: Dec 7, 2013 10:30 PM

    @49ers2legit

    Ok, I see your point. A rivalry at its best, allows you to bring up past wins to validate your view. Niners fans, please realize kaep has never beaten Seattle. He’s never been not blown out by Seattle. Different game with a different qb.
    And besides, were loaded full of PED’s and adderall! Our coach is a proven cheater! We have the edge. We are paying off the refs in case there is another fail Mary.
    Muhahahaha

  57. jacobk621 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:35 PM

    How come we haven’t heard or one of the sports networks interviewed Brian Bosworth about the Seahawks recent success , I think he could give a insiders input on the ped controversy with the Seahawks !!

  58. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 7, 2013 10:48 PM

    adderal says:
    Dec 7, 2013 9:50 PM
    Now we argue about wine and who makes it better? Who cares, and what exactly is a troll? I thinks of log voice, pftpoet and that steelers tool. Goat you seem to call everyone that has a dif opinion a troll.

    I didn’t really consider Seattle a great rival as the teams have never really been good at the same time and never met when it matters. The fact that I’m more pumped about this game then any other game this year tells me I’m wrong. Hope for an injury free game with no controversy. Although the ones that make excuses will continue to I’m sure. Good luck tomorrow
    *******
    Agree on an injury free game

    Agree that these two are not traditional rivals. Since Seattle isn’t moving from the NFCW, can’t remember why moved, hopefully this turns into a nice rivalry. Coaches do not like each other which has rubbed off on the players and fans.

    Agree on pft, logic, steeler being absolute waste of oxygen.

    My take, close game. 24-21 Seattle. But, I would not be surprised if S.F. wins. They’ve seemed to have turned things around a little the past couple of games, and they do not want Sea to win the NFCW in their house.

  59. hess97 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:58 PM

    Its time for SF to stoop to the Carrol level of integrity. Hurt or be hurt. Its long overdue for us rack up their hospital bills for a change.

  60. gohawks7 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:58 PM

    Since the Niners beat the Seahawks last year in week 7 , which was before Wilson had the entire playbook open to him….

    They are 19-4 (losses by 4, 3, 2 , and 6 pts)

    Over the last 2 years….

    They are 22-6 (losses by 4, 6, 7, 4, 3, 2, and 6 pts)

    They haven’t lost by more than a TD in the Wilson era (28 games).

  61. msclemons67 says: Dec 7, 2013 11:00 PM

    I can see this going two ways.

    49ers win and have the inside track on a wildcard spot.

    Seattle wins and adds this to their list of greatest regular season wins.

    Seattle fans are the only ones in the league that treat regular season games like Super Bowls. Hiring a plane? Really? Maybe if the Seahawks finally accomplish something their fans will chill out.

  62. bamboozle99 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:27 AM

    I’ve got a feeling San Fran is going to crush Seattle this time.

  63. dirtydrew says: Dec 8, 2013 8:46 AM

    Let’s rock.

  64. osiris33 says: Dec 8, 2013 9:05 AM

    Crabtree. Richard Sherman is laughing.

  65. captainobvious12 says: Dec 8, 2013 9:30 AM

    I live in Reno, which is not a suburb of SF. This upcoming game does indeed seem different. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many interviews where the 9er’s are saying nice things about Hawk players. Are the 9er’s trying to get the Hawks overconfident? What’s up with Coach and his Lincoln babble? Too me, he looked scared. That’s not a good look for a Head Coach.

  66. JSpicoli says: Dec 8, 2013 11:11 AM

    Live for today niner. At least until 1:05pm

    People who watch

  67. omeimontis says: Dec 8, 2013 11:23 AM

    in a few hours we will know who has won this game. Enough squawking from the Seahawk fans.

  68. rudy6984 says: Dec 8, 2013 12:45 PM

    Seattle has never been relevant in any sport, this might be the year that the football gods throw them a bone

  69. donnieb01 says: Dec 8, 2013 3:01 PM

    I love how Seattle fans keep on telling S.F fans to stop living in the past with their 5 SB but they keep on saying who won in the last 2 games and that since they joined the NFC west they won the west 5 times ain’t that living in the past too? C’MON MAN!!! I think what really matter is that Seattle fans is just mad cause at the end of the day what really matter is that S.B win.

    Jon Gruden called Seattle fans bandwagon fans on Monday Night saying this place was not that loud when they were in the AFC west and losing every season plus Oakland used to beat them all the time and now they are winning this place get so loud. So in my mind he’s calling them bandwagon fans.

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