Crabtree couldn't see after J. Smith SB hit

Crabtree couldn't see after J. Smith SB hit
March 29, 2013, 2:45 pm

San Francisco WR Michael Crabtree apparently had some trouble seeing for a moment or two after Ravens defensive back Jimmy Smith hit him during the final series of the Super Bowl. 

ESPN reported that Crabtree told the NFL Network he couldn't see for a few moments after Smith belted him, but his vision did come back pretty quickly. 

"When the guy hit me, he hit me all in the face," ESPN reported that Crabtree told NFL Network. "I'm not tripping. I'm not one to whine about nothing, but he hit me all in the face and I couldn't really see after he hit me."

Crabtree said his vision then returned moments later and it didn't affect him much. The 49ers tried to throw to Crabtree a few times on the final series, where Baltimore's goal-line stand let the Ravens escape with a 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII. 

The biggest play, of course, came on fourth down where the hotly-debated was-he-interfered-with call came up as Crabtree and Smith collided on a pass in the end zone.