Originally posted by OregonNiner87:
Solid read, and the blog sums up Kap pretty well
"This cannot be overstated as Kaepernick has shown the arm strength and accuracy to make every throw in the NFL, yet when he asked to read coverage or progress through multiple reads his throws have inaccurate and ineffective."
More time and more receivers. Even if we go 8-8/9-7 this season as Kap gets more experience against defenses, he's going to get more weapons, and it won't be long before he has an MVP season.
Thanks for posting that, OregonNiner. Might be good to re-post in the Roman thread as it really illustrates how Roman uses personnel and formation to confuse the defense.
Play#1: Roman doing what he does best, this time using jumbo personnel to pass out of. Roman made ARI pay for playing a lone deep safety. Honeybadger is the goat here as he fails on his assignment and let's VD get behind him.
Play#2: Anytime you get one of the best cover corners in the league on your RB split wide, you just out coached the opposing DC on that play. PPeterson on Gore? What a waste of a good CB. What a beautiful pass by Kap after getting a crappy snap from center.
Play#3: This was a very similar situation to the play where Kap threw an INT to Richard Sherman in week 2 (VD isolated wide with just 1 lone deep safety. The difference is SEA assigned their best CB on the 49ers best receiving threat. ARI was foolish to put their SS on an island versus VD. Should have called a timeout immediately. Nice job by Kap looking off the lone deep safety before going where he intended to go all along, VD 1 on 1 down the sideline.
Unlike conventional wisdom where teams have to "establish the run to set up the pass", the run game starts off established for the 49ers and it is up to the defense to prove that it will not work today. The article does a great job of illustrating how Roman uses the established run game to attack downfield with the passing game, even when the 49ers hadn't had too much success running the ball in the first half. This is the right thing to do though, given that defenses continue to play a lone deep safety, daring the 49ers to attack downfield. And you can bet that if defenses ever start playing 2 safeties deep, Kap will audible to the run.