Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I just generally dislike when players get blamed for the coaching staff having put them in a bad position. You could have replaced Kaepernick with Brady or Rodgers and neither of them would have had a good game using the same gameplan and playcalling.
"Okay Colin, check this out, we're going to play against the best secondary in the NFL in the most hostile and loudest stadium in the NFL. We're going to give you 2 wide receivers, your #1 target is going to get completely shutdown by their Pro Bowl cornerback, your #2 target is a guy coming off an ACL injury who will be absolutely blanketed by their other cornerback or Pro-Bowl safety, but don't worry, if all else fails, we'll have the fullback running a f**king wheel route, it'll all work for the best, trust us. BTW, they do play a ton of man coverage and their defensive backs will be turned away from you, but don't run the ball, you might get hit, after all you'll be a lot better off running around laterally and waiting to be crushed by some incoming 300 pound defensive lineman who will bust through the line because the offensive linemen will decide to show their vagina's today."
"Also remember that deep routes are the best when your receivers can't release at the line of scrimmage and pass protection isn't holding up. That's why we'll only call deep routes, not slants or shallow routes that would make the manhandling within 5 yards pass interference once the ball is thrown."