Originally posted by Garcia2Owens:
It's funny becuase you guys would hate on Alex for checking down too much now you're hating on Kaepernick for not checking down enough. Lol
Originally posted by T-9ers:
It's no secret we have to figure out how to distribute the ball around better. We are getting almost no production from our 3rd, 4th, and 5th receivers along with being last in the league in receptions to runningbacks, I am not at all surprised to see this statistic. It's like any other sport, the good teams share the ball, having that threat on the field that we will throw the ball to anyone on the field at anytime will only make us better.
This is what it all boils down to, the the distribution of the football and how the ball is spread around. I can't count the number of times I've seen our backs wide open and Kaep in a position to complete a quick check down pass to one of them and he opts for the deeper pass or to run it himself. Many defenders don't even cover our running backs in the flats because they know the pass isn't going that way. Alex Smith was exactly the opposite. He got balls to the tight ends and backs, but couldn't get it to the receivers. Once again, a ball distribution problem.
Getting more passes to the backs would slow down the rush coming at Kaep because defenses would be forced to commit a defenders to Gore, Hunter, James, and now Lattimore coming out of the backfield. It also means one less defender with their eyes on our QB. Our offense seems predicated on using the routes and blocking of other players to open up things for other guys. Our players would be a lot more open and would be helped out by the other skill positions if all 5 other players were actually a threat to receive the ball, on every play.