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San Francisco 49ers: Michael Crabtree Needs to Have a Breakout Game

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25:  Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers catches an apparent touchdown pass over the defense of Chris Crocker #42 of the Cincinnati Bengals and Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The touchdown was called back after it was ruled Crabtree had gone out of bounds and back in before catching the pass.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Brian WinettCorrespondent IIIOctober 8, 2011

In a battle of division leaders and 3-1 teams, one underachieving player can both take a step towards becoming a star and help his team turn a corner and become a 4-1 team.

That player is Michael Crabtree. Prima donna, bad teammate, say what you want about Crabtree, the kid has supreme talent.  

Still, more than one player in sporting history has failed to develop that talent into anything meaningful.  

Crabtree, however, can be the difference-maker on this team and take them from a playoff team coming out of a weak NFC West into an actual contender.

Crabtree has the talent to do it.  Will he ever take the next step however and turn supreme talent into a supreme career?

It all starts with one game.  This one game that is a turning point in the 49ers season between two up-and-coming teams.

Crabtree can dominate a game.  It's about time he finally does it...

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