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What's Your Confidence Level in Colin Kaepernick?

What's Your Confidence Level in Colin Kaepernick?

Until the Bears game, I thot Kap had terrific talent but wasn't NFL ready yet. Now I wonder how he will handle the BIG RUSH which we saw in the Vikes, Giants and Rams game. In the past, when substituting, Kap has looked like a deer in the headlights, with 3, 4 or 5 300 pounders in his grill. Bears played straight up, vanilla D, virtually no blitzing (maybe a couple plays), and got waxed. I would like to have seen how CK handles the BIG RUSH now. He is learning on the sideline and with all his talent seems NFL ready...except, against the BIG RUSH. And until we see how he does there, we WILL NOT know just how good he is.

Right now I am hoping for alex to get well upstairs, which will make us the only team in the NFL with two very good starting QBs. That is a prescription for SB win, especially when now I am convinced Coach Harbaugh called 3 lousy games with not all his brain cells working. After being cardioverted, he seems his same old fantastic self.. a big cut above all other NFL coaches. We also , for the record, have the great running game, with not just one but 2 starting RBs, the best front 7 on the planet, a great OL, tons of talent at WR, great TEs, great Punter, ok PR, and an improving PK. If we aren't in the SB and win convincingly, I will be amazed. Now that Coach is back and healthy upstairs, I look for us to run the table thru Feb of 2013. Pats, Saints and SEA will all be cut nutters....but we win. Realistically, we should lose one of those, but I don't think so. In the ones with the BIG RUSH, that is where you will find out if Kap is ready now for the big time.
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Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by English:
He has started one NFL game. And that is my answer.
You mean, kinda like Matt Flynn?
and troy smith,, yes there are many examples of a mirage. i think the kids good play in the last two games has almost forced(wish i could find a better word) them to take another look at ck, but this time is a situation and place which is a thousand times different and tougher than what he has had in the last two games
Harder than coming in mid game unprepared? Harder than playing against the hottest defense in the NFL?

Granted it was the Rams and the Bears played a bit softer than usual but still. The Saints do not scare me and doubt their last in the league defense scares CKWon.
on the road in a loud dome against a team that is getting better is a much needed test for ck. different enviroment then 2 home games in front of a nice friendly crowd . that is all i was trying to say
Originally posted by KegBert:
*In Larry David voice* Pretttyyy, pretttyyy, prettyyy, pretty confident.

Lol this sums things up quite well. /Thread
Originally posted by Shorteous:
Originally posted by fastforward:
Originally posted by UKNiners:
Originally posted by fastforward:
If the 49ers drop the game against the rising Saints, and the Seahawks win agains the sinking Dolphins, the 49ers would be at a disadvantage because the Seahawks have only two more road games against the Bears and the Bills. The 49ers will have three more, with at least two tough ones against the Patriots and the Seahawks.

And those 2 are on the road. Sea, always tough to play at. And did u see NWE tonight? Wow.

Yes. I think the 49ers may have a tough time in Boston. If Bradford gave the defense fits, what would Brady do to it?
If you want to play the linear system, the Cardinals did beat them in Boston this year and look what we did to their defense.

That game was at the beginning of the season. The Patriots is an offensive machine now with a very decent defense.
He'll have good and a few great games. He'll also have some crappers. He's still a work in progress BUT I am very confident he will be recognized as one of THE top NFL QB's.

Everyone in the media are talking about future great QB's, Cam, Luck, RGII, and I'm sure I missed a couple. Kap will be included in that conversation as time goes on.
I'm confident because this is Harbaugh's hand picked guy who's been groomed to take over the spot eventually. Harbaugh is supposed to be a QB genius so I'll trust he knows more then anybody else if CK is ready to start and if he has the potential to be a top NFL player.

The way I see it is the only difference between CK and guys like Cam and RGIII is that they were more polished and played for higher profile teams then he did. I might be crazy but I believe if CK came out with the same level of polish RGIII had and from an big name school he would've been picked 1 or 2 overall and not in the second round.

No doubt CK is going have his bumps and struggles as all young inexperienced QBs do but ultimately I think he'll be a top flight QB and I think he can play at a high enough level to win us a SB this season.
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Until the Bears game, I thot Kap had terrific talent but wasn't NFL ready yet. Now I wonder how he will handle the BIG RUSH which we saw in the Vikes, Giants and Rams game. In the past, when substituting, Kap has looked like a deer in the headlights, with 3, 4 or 5 300 pounders in his grill. Bears played straight up, vanilla D, virtually no blitzing (maybe a couple plays), and got waxed. I would like to have seen how CK handles the BIG RUSH now. He is learning on the sideline and with all his talent seems NFL ready...except, against the BIG RUSH. And until we see how he does there, we WILL NOT know just how good he is.

Right now I am hoping for alex to get well upstairs, which will make us the only team in the NFL with two very good starting QBs. That is a prescription for SB win, especially when now I am convinced Coach Harbaugh called 3 lousy games with not all his brain cells working. After being cardioverted, he seems his same old fantastic self.. a big cut above all other NFL coaches. We also , for the record, have the great running game, with not just one but 2 starting RBs, the best front 7 on the planet, a great OL, tons of talent at WR, great TEs, great Punter, ok PR, and an improving PK. If we aren't in the SB and win convincingly, I will be amazed. Now that Coach is back and healthy upstairs, I look for us to run the table thru Feb of 2013. Pats, Saints and SEA will all be cut nutters....but we win. Realistically, we should lose one of those, but I don't think so. In the ones with the BIG RUSH, that is where you will find out if Kap is ready now for the big time.

I think I'm right there with you. That play where the Bears showed blitz but dropped into a zone had Kaep lost (which would have froze most QB's even momentarily) I think keeping Alex around whether he starts or not would be key. I would love to have him as a backup if he doesn't start again and since he is a "master" in the system he can only help Kaep develop further in the system.
For a coach who needs lead lined jocks to keep his cojones from killing his team, Harbaugh's reactor grade uranium cojones seems pretty wise and capable. One seriously wonders just what the top end capabilities are for this team that has barely tapped it's rookies, almost overstocked with talent and mucho picks next year. Even beyond that,they have been blessed with good health that other teams would offer blood sacrifices for. If both Aldon Smith and Kaepernick are primed for the superbowl along with the team, they might have to rename it the Pity Bowl.
Very comfortable.
Originally posted by prometheus:
For a coach who needs lead lined jocks to keep his cojones from killing his team, Harbaugh's reactor grade uranium cojones seems pretty wise and capable. One seriously wonders just what the top end capabilities are for this team that has barely tapped it's rookies, almost overstocked with talent and mucho picks next year. Even beyond that,they have been blessed with good health that other teams would offer blood sacrifices for. If both Aldon Smith and Kaepernick are primed for the superbowl along with the team, they might have to rename it the Pity Bowl.

Whoa there Denis Miller.....
Overall I feel good about him but I think we need to temper our expectations a bit. I can see Kap having some difficulties until he learns to go through his reads faster and not run so recklessly (i.e. with the ball away from his body).

But so far I love his pocket presence and the zip on his deep throws. There will be growing pains, but I'm sure he will be fine.


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ALL IN 4 KAEP!!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!
If Kaep keeps his head, manages the game as good as Smith, and dominates defenses like he did the all mighty bears then yea I'm confortable with it.
If he can outplay Brees this week I think we may have found our future.
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Originally posted by 80849er4life:
ALL IN 4 KAEP!!!! THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!
lets not get to nuts. i want to see how he does in a place that is not home. 3 good back to back game is a nice start