Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Our QB and OC have proved beyond reasonable doubt that kap cannot complete a 5 or 7 step drop pass (greater than 3 seconds) against elite teams with the BIG RUSH. We didn't against all the last 3 elite teams we played. There is only one way for a "one or two read QB" to complete a pass against the big rush, of elite teams. And that is to throw the ball in under 3 seconds. That means each and every pass play must be a 1 to 3 stepper, under 3 seconds, and both TE and WRs must be looking for the ball the moment they leave the LOS. If we do that, our QB who cannot read progressions past 2...or 3, will have to snap it and sling it. This is so simple it is ridiculous. Yet we have the amazing roman, calling 5-7 step plays that get blown up as kap is run to ground, sacked or hit..Completions for a kid who isn't good at reading Ds nor is he accurate, nor does he have a delicate touch pass....The answer there is to have him practice quick hitters all week long (too late already for saints), to the WR,either slot or WR split wide, or the TEs..or to Hunter of frank or LMJ. But don't give kap more than 2 targets up close because he has to do this bang, bang, bang and gone. Do this and we may get the opponents D to back off the LOS when we can try intermediate, 20 yd passes occasionally, and with luck, open up some holes for Frank, who has trouble running into a 10 man box.
If we don't do this we lose. Pure and simple. Also, kick roman off the team and let our HC be his own OC. Keeping roman will kill our shot at the playoffs....and with this talented team, that is inexcusable. C'mon Coach, fire roman before he pulls your team down with him. Oh, I forgot. Roman is a college coach and all you have to do there is win 10 games and you get to keep your job...well roman, this is the NFL...as in Not For Long...and that is you bubba. Adios.
In my opinion, Kaepernick is having similar problems that Alex is having at the start of his career. Since Kaepernick is not used to taking snaps under center, his dropbacks are long and slow, he gets the ball out too late, rarely does the ball come out on a 3 step drop. He also is impatient and missing a lot of open receivers because he locks onto his primary target. Basically, he doesn't do any favors for his line when they are pass blocking. The coaching staff has tried to rely on Kaepernick's cerebral abilities instead of his physical talent. It's almost as if they are expecting to go through hard times in order to train him and make him into the QB that they want him to be instead of what he really is.
All defenses have to do is double cover the primary target, be it Vernon or Boldin. But it seems like most secondaries can cover Boldin in single coverage, which is really quite sad for a #1 receiver. He obviously wasn't intended to be the number one guy but still...They can also keep their safeties up near the line to help stop the rush because there are no consistent deep threats over the top. Having the safeties near the line also makes it difficult to get an effective short passing game. In short, because of Kaepernick limitations, the current Niners offense is easy to defend for top defenses.