Bootlegs can be real effective ways to pick up yardage on short-yardage downs. As long as we don't go to the well too many times, I really would like to see the Niners use Kap's legs on 3rd & short (or at least make the defense think about). There were two early opportunities last week that Gore was stopped short of the first down, no doubt leading Harbaugh to go for the one FG instead of going for it on 4th down.
I still remember Mike Shanahan using a lot of bootlegs in '94 to beat the Cowboys. Steve Young ran the bootleg about 10 times that day. It worked over and over again and really opened things up throughout the game. In close, defensive games, I think this is something we should do more.