Originally posted by hawker84:
what's the patented way to deal with shorter qb's? and what's different about Kap and any other tall qb that can run? and why is there no way to game plan against him?
Get in his face, just like the teams that were successful against Fran Tarkenton did. And, you can't use any one approach like that with Kaepernick because he's 6'5" tall and just as fast as Wilson. If you confine him to the pocket, he'll just stand there and hit slants and turnarounds all day. If you flush him out of the pocket he'll run around the edge and he's gone. You can't shade safeties behind linemen, because he's looking over his linemen, not through them. This is just a fact of life and I'm sorry to be the one to keep harping on this, but a 6'5" guy with a cannon and speed has a distinct advantage over a 5'10" guy with speed and a good arm.
And, FL9er, nobody is trying to discredit Wilson. I'm comparing him to a Hall of Famer for cryin out loud. I'm just pointing out the obvious which is that the odds are against a QB that is his size. If the odds were not against QB's his size, we would have seen more of them being successful in the NFL. Everyone loves to see a guy buck the odds and I like Russell Wilson. He seems like a good character guy which I value and he's a baller. If I were anything other than a Niner, Rams or Cardinals fan, I'd be rooting for him. But, I'm a Niner fan, so naturally, I'm hoping he fades a little, has a nice career, but doesn't burn up the league.