Originally posted by Niners99:
So what IS your motive here? To rip a young franchise QB because he couldnt beat the best D in the NFL, on the road, to become the first ever QB to win 4 consecutive road playoff games? Because CLEARLY you have a leg to stand on with that argument.
The entire notion that a QB of Kap's age and experience somehow DIDNT meet expectations, is ludicrous.
And that was directed at SD, not you. I dont even recall where you came into this convo, and what youve said.
My appreciation of Kaepernick is well documented on this site, but I'll not roll over and say he is a complete QB at this point. I want him to learn and grow in the areas Steve Young talked about a month or so ago...and he included himself in the comments. To paraphrase--guys who have been able to depend on their legs getting them out of trouble often develop more slowly. They have to learn to stay in the pocket, keep their eyes down field, go through their progressions, etc.
You want to give Kaepernick a pass for his lack of development. I don't. Simple as that.
Thank you for saying I "have a leg to stand on." I knew you'd come around.
Where we might agree:
1) Losses are not all one player's fault.
2) Kaepernick has more natural physical talent than any guy who has ever worn a niner uniform (although I believe vision and touch to be physical talent and CK is lacking in those two areas).
3) A few people are dumping on Kaepernick for whatever reason...possibly for the same reason Verb tries to nudge me into silly arguments.
4) Coaching is a huge part of a) the offenses problems in the Red Zone, b) development of the WRs and other offensive weapons, and c) play calling failure--such as running Gore into a stacked line on most first downs.
There are likely other areas in which we agree but it is good to evaluate all areas and that includes Kaepernick's development or lack thereof.
My hope and belief for Kaepernick--within two/three years he will be the best QB in the NFL...as soon as Brady, Brees and P Manning slow down a bit.
Edit: he won't get to his potential if everyone pats him on the back and tells him he doesn't have to stop making stupid mistakes...he knows that and hasn't made the excuses you have made for his lack of performance. He has owned his responsibility and I have been very happy with that attitude.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:57 PM ]