According to the San Jose Mercury News, Crabtree, while being asked about his 51-yard reception on a crucial fourth down, brought up the fact that he was only being used on certain downs.
“Third down. I’m a third-down receiver,” Crabtree said. “I mean, I’m like the third option. So I come in and I do my job.”
When reminded that his catch was on a fourth down, Crabtree continued to hint that he only wanted to talk about his disapproval with playing time (on average over the past two weeks, Crabtree has been involved on 68 percent of the offensive snaps).
“I guess when they need me, you know, I guess that’s when I play,” he said.