Originally posted by aTx49er:
Lol. No one knows how tough the schedules are until a few games into the season. You are seriously underestimating the Seahawks and Wilson. Dude is legit. 5'10 or not. I truly don't think we go the whole season with only two losses. How exactly is this offense going to be built for and around Kaepernick?
Fine. We'll see. But ask yourself why you have never seen a successful 5'10" QB in your entire life. Teams are going to take advantage of his height and he's going to have a huge sophomore slump. Happens every time. The only successful QB in this era even close to him is Brees and defenses are already learning how to shade blockers and trick him into interceptions. He had quite a few multiple interception games last season. And, he's got 2 and a half inches on Russell Wilson. And, it's much more important to know who you're playing away and at home than it is when you're playing them - we know that now. As far as your last question: longer chunk routes that take advantage of his canon, 30-yard comebacks, designed roll-outs with stop-go routes designed to take advantage of his canon, more option sets mixed in here and there to take advantage of his speed, spread offenses with multiple receivers designed to blunt the effectiveness of the larger more physical fronts we face at least four times a year, more slant-type routes because he can see over his line -- but the important thing is that whatever it is, he is the only one working with it for an entire off-season, they work with him and figure out exactly what he does best and stress plays that bring out the best in him (as opposed to a work-in-progress where you're going to be changing philosophies throughout the season and even changing QB's).
Yes, two loses is an extremely optimistic projection, but it's based on a cohesive Kaepernick offense, the expectation that they will use the draft to fix problems with their defense and the fact that the 2013 season is an easier schedule than 2012 was. It's also based on my expectation that defenses will figure out how to deal with Russell Wilson a little bit better.