Originally posted by Afrikan:
if you think about it....what would the benefit be of trying to get the Saints to gameplan for both QBs, JUST to start Colin? No offense, but I think its easier to gameplan for Alex (because of film and his approach) compared to Colin who is willing to throw it all over the place and can run right past you if you don't pay attention.
Actually, other than the "unknown" factor with Colin, Alex being in there makes things more complicated, gameplan-wise. With Alex, you can expect the full playbook, including all the exotic packages. (Being fair to Kaep though, it didn't seem like we limited the offense much against the Bears).
In addition, Alex is said to be harder to fool than Kaepernick. You can throw exotic looks against Kaepernick and hope to fool him, given that he's a second-year QB, but not so much Alex.
Now, of course, that's just the gameplanning part. Because of Kaepernick's physical tools, you have to have a different problem as a defense. You have to play more disciplined, because Kaepernick is more along the lines of a playmaker and will make plays with his feet, and gun throws in with his powerful arm.