Originally posted by Butter:
I feel like Romans offense is a bad fit for Kap, especially with this depleated WR core. I read that Roman calls in two plays to Kap. If thats true, hes got to process the info...twice, readthe d, call the play, possibly audible, the rest of the O has to react, and then he has to execute a very rigid play call to one or maybe two reads. This was a great fit for Alex Smiths rigid mindset. But Kap Iis a street baller. Hes a gun slinger. Hes being the good Soldier and working his butt off, but to me this is a round peg in a square hole sceanario
Kap would be much better in a wide open, WCO offense imo. Hes a rare talent who can make something out of nothing. Like a Montana, Favre, Fran Tarkenton, Randle Cunningham. I believe this offense is clogging the drain. Give the horse his head and let him run. Direct him, dont suffocate him. Yes, he will make mistakes, but his growth curve will be much faster IMHO..
Good take. I feel Kap is perfect for what Roman wants
to do. Or is it Roman is doing what Kap is most comfortable with? I agree when you said "with this depleted WR corp", and that he is a gun slinger. It is harder to go downfield when you have basically one downfield target.
Kap's strengths as a passer, at this stage in his career, is firing that ball downfield. Don't try to read too much. Roman will draw up the play to make it easier on Kap. Kap just fire it in there. Use the arm strength and downfield accuracy to beat coverage.
You say he's a street baller, but want WCO. That is kind of opposite of one another. WCO is very disciplined and requires the QB to put the ball where it has to be, on time. I don't think Kap is a square going into a round hole or vice versa. He's more like clay and can be molded. He could end up doing both the things you mentioned - street balling gun slinger and disciplined WCO QB. That is my hope.
I've posted a lot about the WCO and how Roman/Harbaugh is not using it, but in no way do I want any sort of full WCO. Kap would have a huge learning curve that could put the success of the season in jeopardy if Harbaugh suddenly went that direction. All I am asking for is more passes to RBs when the downfield targets are covered or when Kap is blitzed. It should be sprinkled into the gameplan. The general theme of the offense should not change, and that is to use Kap for the gunslinger he is.