For the first time since suffering a torn right Achilles in May, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is ready to see live game action. Crabtree was able to practice for three consecutive days during the week, and now he has declared himself ready to play on Sunday afternoon when the 49ers play host to the St. Louis Rams.
“I’m ready to play,” Crabtree said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “It’s been a long time coming.”
Crabtree understands that he will be a crucial part of the 49ers offense from day one, but he doesn’t want to create too much hype that it would make him struggle to meet expectations. Instead, Crabtree simply wants to come out and help the team get back to where they were just one year ago.
”I don’t want to hype nothing up,” Crabtree said. “I just want to go out there and play ball like I do every Sunday when I’m out there. It’s going to be good to be out there with everybody.
“It’s really going to be great to be out there with Anquan, though, somebody I looked up to when I was younger, and play beside him. Last year, I had Randy Moss. This year, it’s Anquan. Every year, they give me somebody that’s a vet.”
The 49ers offense has certainly had it’s inconsistencies throughout the season, so hopefully they will be able to return and stay on the right track with their top receiving option back on the field.