Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by rk1642:
Agree with almost all and a good post game wrap up.
I also think Kap has played very well and better than I thought but the "without fear" thing I can do without. It worked out well in this game but lets not leave out the pass he threw into the endzone that should have also been picked (db had it in his hands). Now, its a good thing to trust your wr's and your own arm strenght but he definately forced those 2 balls that were and or should have been picked. Maybe I make too much out of these mistakes but I just worry that in the playoffs these things will come back to kill us. Guess its a wait and see in the playoffs.
And alot of posters have been bashing on the oline but they played lights out last night. Gore had big holes and Kap had all day/night to throw. Got to remember that Kap could not throw deep if the oline doesn't hold up and give time for the wr's to come open. This is very big for us going into the playoffs if they can keep it up.
Well, you may not like the "without fear" thing, but to me that's HUGE.
He isn't intimidated. The game is never "too big for him". He doesn't get nervous. Yes, he still makes mistakes here and there, but those mistakes don't prevent him from taking another chance the way they do with Alex.
The media LOVES to talk about his legs, but thats a long way down the list for me of the reasons I like him soo much.
1) ACCURACY down the field.
2) Smart Kid.
4) BIG, BIG arm.
5) Can create when play breaks down.
and then MAYBE his legs...although that is kinda tied up in #5.
It's WAY, WAY to early to annoint him as the next great Niners QB, but I defy you to find a 49ers QB who has been more impressive this early in his career.
Great point. So many of the talking heads have said that "the reason Harbaugh replaced Alex Smith with Kaep is because Kaep is a better runner and can run the pistol, blah, blah, blah."
I think your point is the correct one. Kaep has so many of the other tools necessary to be a successful NFL QB, including that big arm with accuracy, plus he's got icewater in his veins.
I never got caught up in the Alex Smith debates, and always supported him when he was the starter. I still believe that he's a consumate professional, and if he had to take over in an emergency, I do not doubt that he'd be ready and would play well.
That being said, Kaepernick just greatly impresses. He shows so much not only in his physical abilities, but in his game preparation and play execution. That play to Crabs for the last TD says it all. Not the play called, but Kaep saw Crabs had one on one man coverage, knew Crabs could beat his man, and made the play.
Despite the mistakes and problems with the snap, we still put up 41 points. Wow.
We've had a great defense, now suddenly we can see growth and development on the offense!
This team is still young and improving. The best is still ahead!