But a 62-yard kickoff return by LaMichael James -- apparently the only Niner who doesn't promote agita in the return game -- and Kaepernick's biggest throw of the night saved the day for San Francisco midway through the fourth quarter. The Patriots had just tied it at 31, and in the huddle, before first down at the Patriots 38, Kaepernick said: "We have to score. We gotta put up seven right here.''
As in, right now. This play.
"I expected Cover Zero,'' Kaepernick told me. "And it's what we got.''
In Cover Zero, safety help vanishes, and defensive backs are in man coverage. They're the last line of defense. And or the quarterback, he just has to find a receiver fast, and make a decision fast.
Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20121217/week-15/#ixzz2FKyaiia4
Kaepernick's a bad-ass....sometime in the future he'll be pointing out Kevin James sitting in the stands, all while being in the midst of a potentially game-winning drive.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 17, 2012 at 11:14:21 ]