San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh is never shy about talking up his players, and he did so in a big way after Sunday’s big win over the Packers.
Harbaugh said after the game that 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, who had eight catches for 125 yards, has the best hands in the history of the game.
“People talk about cold weather, and it being tough to catch balls,” Harbaugh said. “But the greatest catcher of all time, Michael Crabtree, catches everything. It’s unbelievable. In the northern snow lands, down to the tropic sunny scenes, he’s catching the football. Where ever they throw a football, he’ll be catching it.”
That’s a statement Harbaugh has made before, and although Harbaugh knows it’s awfully bold, he stands by it.
“If my life depended on it, somebody had to catch a ball, I’d enlist Michael Crabtree to do it,” Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh’s life probably won’t ever depend on Crabtree catching a pass. But if a 49ers game depends on it, Harbaugh is glad to have Crabtree on his team.