It may be a stretch to call them New Year's resolutions, but San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree highlighted on Wednesday two areas in which he'd like to improve his game.
"I've been a blocker," Crabtree said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "I just need to improve in scoring touchdowns and catching more passes."
This season, Crabtree has 64 catches for 657 yards and four touchdowns. The former first-round pick ranks second on the 49ers in catches and receiving yards, behind only Anquan Boldin. Boldin and Crabtree have four touchdowns, tied for the team lead.
During Crabtree's time in San Francisco, the 49ers have appeared in three NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. Crabtree is in his sixth NFL season, and he will be an unrestricted free agent following the season.
The 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention after losing to the Seattle Seahawks earlier this month. San Francisco (7-8) closes its season on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, who are still vying for the NFC West crown.
- Stanley Kay