Michael Crabtree Doesn't Blame Refs
After the end of the 49ers 34-31 loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, their coach Jim Harbaugh started his press conference by saying he believed that the team should have gotten a fresh set of downs at the end of the fourth quarter because wide receiver Michael Crabtree was interfered with and held on the teams final offensive play.
Crabtree didnt disagree with his coachs take on what happened on the play, but he wasnt willing to say that blame should be placed on the guys with the striped shirts for not throwing a flag at that point in the game.
It is what it is, man, Crabtree said, via CSNBayArea.com. It was the last play, and Im not going to blame the refs. It is what it is. It came down to the last play and it didnt happen. (If) somebody grabs me, you always expect the call, but you cant whine to the referee.
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