Originally posted by Niners99:
Bad OL play combined with bad playcalling will ALWAYS sink a young QB. Period.
People blaming Kap know nothing about football.
People solely blaming one thing or the other know nothing about football. Kaepernick has been exposed to have pretty lackluster decision making and even worse pocket presence. When he hesitates on wide open passes, either his confidence has been shot or his field vision is just that bad. The guy bails out of the pocket too much which puts him at risk of turnovers and sacks. Even if the pass rush is closing in because he still hasn't gotten the pass out, often times he can step up into the pocket and make a throw before the rushers get to him. He's either unwilling to get hit or doesn't trust his own accuracy.
The playcalling is bad because it doesn't do a young QB any favors. The coaching staff was great at masking Alex Smith's weaknesses with their style of football and plays, but is failing miserably with Kaepernick. You can look to other posters as to more specifics as to why the playcalling isn't good.
The receivers aren't the best either, but at some point you need to make do with what you have. Teams with backup QBs that have worse targets than Vernon Davis, Anquan Boldin, and Mario Manningham have done better. Much better. Coaching has a lot to do with putting players in position to make plays, but even the best coaching finds that the results are often in the hands of the players because improvisation on-the-field is inevitable. Nobody on offense is doing their job in that regard, and generally that comes down to the QB.