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ST. LOUIS – In the first five games, the 49ers had four different leading receivers.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has spread the ball around without regard for who is being ignored on any given day.
Anquan Boldin led the 49ers in receiving in victories over Dallas and Philadelphia. Michael Crabtree (Chicago), Stevie Johnson (Arizona) and Brandon Lloyd (Kansas City) topped the team in yardage in the other games.
Who will Kaepernick target on Monday against the St. Louis Rams? It's not something that concerns the receivers nor Kaepernick.
“We’ve had no problem with that,” Boldin said. “All of our receivers just want to win. We’re all here to win a championship. That’s our mindset.”
Johnson and Lloyd have shared time as the 49ers’ No. 3 receiver. Johnson ranks as the team’s No. 3 pass-catcher with 15 receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns, while Lloyd is sixth with six catches for 109 yards.
“A guy like Stevie, he’s just gnawing to get to the playoffs,” Boldin said. “He hasn’t been to the playoffs yet. He’s happy to be on a team that’s known for winning. Same thing with B-Lloyd. He wants to win. He’s been on some good teams, but he hasn’t won it all. Those guys are hungry for that.”
Kaepernick said he does not concern himself with keeping everybody happy.
“It’s not about keeping everybody happy, it’s about winning,” he said. “You might have one game where a receiver gets 10 passes, 15 passes, and another game he doesn’t get any. If you’re winning, it doesn’t matter.”
A number of different elements determine where the ball goes, including the defensive coverage. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said each receiver has to be prepared for when his number is called.
“That’s the first thing we talk about as an offense when we get together,” Roman said. “Some games are going to start tilting one way, some games the other. But we got a group of guys that are focused on doing their job to help the team win.”