Yes, crazy I know, but I'm not being reactionary at all. Just curious. Last year Smith got benched due to a concussion when he was playing really well. This year, Kaep has been healthy, but playing poorly. I don't know, maybe it's time to sit him. Granted they could use his upside at New Orleans, but he hasn't shown any since week 1.
Here's my rationale (which I'm sure you'll think is flawed):
McCoy or Bethel Thompson is not Kaep. Obviously. So by taking that athleticism away, your left with leaning on the running game more (since they always get away from it). I think it would also force the coaches hands regarding play calling--they'd have to get more
creative and use deception when the QB is more limited. A conservative yet balanced gameplay sprinkled with "smoke and mirrors" play calls.
Yeah, it sounds crazy, but I can rationalize it. After all, when you're 32nd in passing coming off a 91 yard game, you can only go up!