Originally posted by sdaddy101269:
I don't think it'll be an issue because the Falcons will play zone not man defense. Our TEs will have a HUGE day of they don't, their LBs don't seem to cover very well. If they play man and use a spy it'll have to be a corner, LBs aren't fast enough to spy Kap, which will then make their defense even more vulnerable to the run so it will be pick your poison.
I agree. The Falcons have an average d-line even with Abraham in. I don't see us having a problem getting push up front, which will open up the running lanes. Their linebackers while young, aren't very good and will have a hard time keeping up with Kap should he break containment. Their DB's are probably the most talented bunch (on defense) but that isn't saying much. They routinely get burned when they go to man, which is why the play a lot of zone.
I'm not really worried about our receivers at all.
My only concern is Kap. While I think he will be fine, I'm aware that the stakes are building, If I'm Roman and Harbaugh I start him slow. Let him work off the running game and play action. Once he settles in, turn him loose. Should help us maintain TOP and wear their defense out too.