Originally posted by TinyHandsBigHeart:
Hardly unbacked, since it is exactly what defenses have been doing. Both the Rams and Dolphins put 8-9 guys in the box and then just worked to force throws to the shorter routes and our offense had no answer for it.
Colin Kaepernick is leading the NFL in yards per attempt. He is also leading the NFL in air yards per attempt. No deep ball?
If you want to look at % of passes that travel 15 or more yards, Kaepernick is 12th in the NFL, but keep in mind that a lot of crappy and mediocre QBs are at the top of that list (e.g Brady Quinn) -- his % is 20.9%.
Alex Smith and the deep ball? Yeah, he's dead last in the NFL with only 13.8% of his passes traveling 15 yards or more.
[ Edited by nickbradley on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM ]