Originally posted by PhillyNiner:
It is a really interesting article and that not just the homer talking. We are uniquely built in that regard. There are not a lot of teams that have the kind of line we have before you even consider the lead blocking and TE's. If we were smaller and more agile we might not be as successful. Add to that Kaep has a distinct size advantage on most of the other QB's flirting with this system and you can see why there is less fear on the coaching staff's part that he will be taken out of the game by the kind of hits RGIII exposed himself too on the regular last year.
This. RG3 became really careless whereas Kaepernick was always trying to be evasive, never moving towards direct contact, using his feet well to slide, on a lot of his bigger runs, he simply went untouched, just like in both touchdown runs against the Packers in the playoffs.