Originally posted by reasonable1:
Kaepernick played like a 10 year vet today. This is the maturity I have been waiting to see. Nothing fazed him, he moved in the pocket with grace and poise and if he missed a pass it missed where no one could catch the ball. He checked into runs well all game and allowed the game to come to him. Those scoring drives to close the first half and on the opening possession of the 3rd quarter were his best drives of his career. Crowd still in it...defense still pumped and he shoved it right down their throats. Seattle is in trouble.
I'm assuming you're talking about the Kaep that ended the first half and excelled in the second? "cause he really didn't look good until then. He had 2 near picks from poor throws ,one of which would have been a pick 6. He missed open guys or waited too long to hit open receivers, who then were covered, and even some of his completions were poorly thrown balls. Some of it was from being pressured because the O-line was ineffective and part, I'm sure, was from being a tad hyped up. Once he settled down, with that final drive of the first half, he did much better. The announcers during and after the game noted same. As usual, he and the O in general failed to put together a complete game, ie 2 excellent halves in succession. Will that be enough to go all the way this year? That's doubtful, but one can hope. People will say (and have) that these observations are those of a "hater", which couldn't be further from the truth, but after 50 years of being a fan, I've been able to view their performances with somewhat more objectivity than many on this forum.