The most disturbing quotes are those involving Colin Kaepernick. Maybe he was exasperated with the media, maybe he was simply frustrated and wanted to contribute more to the team, but his tone bled into his answers regarding Kap and their lack of production. Crabtree has not had a 100 yard receiving game since 2013 in the playoff game vs. the Packers and only had double digit receptions once in 2014 (in week 3 vs. the Cardinals). Kap has continually said that he would take a one on one match up with Crabtree any time, but that time has seemingly come to an end.
The following is a transcript of the interview:
What is your reaction to the 49ers and Harbaugh going to part ways?
I don’t have a reaction, you know, I just play receiver. I don’t have too much to say about it. Like I said, Jed, that’s my dude, coach, that’s my coach.
He won a lot of games with you guys.
Is it interesting that they are going forward without him?
I don’t even know where I’m going, you know what I’m saying? I can’t talk about coaching, I can’t talk about nobody. I know you want me to, but I can’t.
What did he mean to you?
He meant a lot, I told you the last time I talked to you. He’s one of my favorite coaches, I don’t know how many times you are going to ask me that, but it’s cool.
Are you going to watch the Super Bowl?
Watch the Super Bowl? I watch the Super Bowl every year. It’s football. I’m a football player, that’s all I do, watch football.
Do you have any favorites out there with the 49ers not in it?
Nah, man, it’s going to be a struggle. But I can’t wait to see what happens.
What can you say about Frank today?
Do you feel that Kap can still be a dominant QB of the future?
I don’t know about the future. Hopefully he can, you know.
What do you have to say about the fans out there?
I love the fans. 49er fans are probably the best thing that happened to me, through the good times, and the bad times, you know. Like I said, die hard 49er fans, I love y’all.
What’s been your most memorable moment here?
Probably the Super Bowl. It’s a lot of excitement. Trying to bring the 49ers back, that was our journey.
Was it strange to you to see how this season kind of come off the rails like it did after all of the success you’ve had?
I guess they say, every good thing comes to an end. I guess we’re living that.
You and Kaepernick seemed to have such a good connection when you first came on, what happened this year?
What do you mean?
I didn’t seem like your numbers were quite the same, didn’t look like he was going to you quite as often.
That’s what happened.
Is there a reason for that?
I don’t know man, like I said, I just play receiver, man. Whatever.
What was Jim Harbaugh like, post game, talking to you guys?
Passionate. It’s Jim Harbaugh. Same Jim Harbaugh.
Was that “Who’s got it better than us?”
Yeah, the last “Who’s got it better than us” and I said it as loud as I could.