Originally posted by NinerGM:
You do understand that this offense is designed this way - it was the same exact design when Alex Smith was here - the only difference is that he was a terrible scrambler so the coaches kept a RB in as a checkdown. That's been replaced - now the RB is kept in to block. So if it's a question of shutting down Kap, it also should be a question about the entire scheme/philosophy of this college offense.
This. People calling Kaepernick a "one read" QB are as blind as Stevie Wonder. The guy has shown the ability to go through his reads but when the playcall is setup to have only one guy receiving and two other receivers blocking, what do you expect?
Go get another QB, make him a starter, see what happens in this offense, it'll be the exact same s**t. You don't think Kaepernick could make things work in the Philly offense, the New Orleans offense, heck, even the Chiefs offense?
They seem to obsess so much over low-percentage deep downfield plays and ignore the shorter, intermediate passes that you can really beat a defense up with. Kaepernick is not the one drawing up the game plan, he's not the one who's calling for 7 step drops against a highly aggressive defense, this is on the coaching staff, until they change what they are doing, nothing on the field will change, I don't care who you put at quarterback or how many receivers....AKA......fleet-footed downfield blockers you bring in.