Matt & Mindi: Crabtree's already shaky public image takes a big hit
Ray Ratto adds that if the 49ers lose, it's not because Atlanta is the better team
Having a good many backs here on Saturday at the Georgia -- -- in 81 format meaning for you just because while we can. And because also there some interesting news to come out of the 49ers late Friday proof that the SF piece there is a police department special victims unit is investigating wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Into an allegation of sexual assault he has cooperated with the police with his attorney has been questioned he is here with the team fully expected to play. But not a distraction. I would think that the team would want at this time off actually not as bad situation for everybody involved so yeah I don't think it'll affect the team at all how's it affect Michael Crabtree. Who knows and I don't think we talked about some serious. And then carry it over to a football game. I mean just doesn't seem right talking about it in the same context side and -- have any impact on the team. There now are getting and he's a lucky guy -- -- that mean the one thing about. A lot of people asking you will he play on Sunday will this prevent him from playing conceivable 49ers win I mean the short answer is this investigation is going to take awhile. And what it needs to happen -- investigators get all the information they can't be presented to the district attorney and the district attorney will decide if charges will be filed and it Michael Crabtree will be involved at that time. That's going to be a lengthy procedure could be very quick procedure. That regardless and less Crabtree is charged with something he will be available to play for this team because you're innocent until proven otherwise. So that's where they are now with that obviously Crabtree ticking away from the media -- arrived with the team at the team hotel on Friday night. Kept in the back and I see them be seen. I've before the game until after. -- you know -- well he's not the thing that hurts him from a image standpoint is that he's not the most. How should I say he does have a great public for signing as it is of this. You know he he has an opportunity had an opportunity what he came in the for an -- to really. Become. 888. A big. Figure when it comes to Bay Area sports and he hasn't done that -- he shied away from the media he's he's not the most giving person. -- when it comes of that out think the fans know him at all. Because he is so media shy or whatever you -- say so this is just an added layer. Certainly doesn't help his image. Especially when he comes from when you. But Texas Tech tech coming into the NFL and he was seen as a diva and all that so yeah it's it's and ice and it's it's a bad situation. And I will say that he wasn't absent this week in the locker in the 49ers locker and he was walking around very much at ease I saw a couple times we asked him though he would comment he wouldn't but it -- polite about it so he wasn't hiding this week I don't want anyone to get. That feeling I mean he was there part of the team this week until this news broke on Friday. In the meantime the 49ers on Saturday did promote wide receiver Chad hall from the practice squad. He now fills the roster spot as Billy Cundiff the kicker the team like on Friday before they came to Atlanta. He will Wear number fourteen the question is realistically will he be active for the game. I don't think so but -- Jim Harbaugh you doesn't exactly do things always in the orthodox fashion so who knows but. I don't see any reason why he would be active basically what they had to do. And it's easy for people connected odds of -- have something do with Crabtree now. What happens is if the team. Has only 52 players on their 53 man roster you can keep. 52 players. But if you have a practice squad player who's been on the practice for three years. And you either have to promote that person to your 53 man roster to take that final spot or you have to cut him. Earlier in the season for Harris had 52 players and they cut. Chad hall on Friday and re signed him on a Monday at this point in the season where all these the other playoff shares are are. Divvied up by these 40000 dollars every player and gets out here on the field will make. On Sunday. The partners decided. Instead of cutting him and then resigning him he was ready here on the trip just go ahead and and sign him to the 53 man but I would expect that -- be one of the seven inactive players for the game on Sunday -- and they're during the final field reps here at the Georgia down their pain in the Falcons in the end zone and it midfield and mean NFC championship titles. On the field as well so we will be here for a noon Pacific start and afterward we will bring you all of your post game interviews analysis -- -- has joined -- -- -- often decide guilty. Comment from Ray -- -- -- -- -- -- the match I mean did you call for you think that you. -- radical and distract me definitely that you're most profound thoughts about this game to -- There are a million reasons to that the Falcons but there are no reasons to really believe in them. Icing the 49ers are better and if they don't win tomorrow it's because they will fail not because Atlanta's advantage. And with -- Saints imagery for joining us are anything else we'll know that's there's and that -- -- great athletes are here -- CSN Bay Area dot com.