Offensive Play Calling
Alex vs CK
What we're talking about is in the late 3rd and 4th quarters with let's say, a 13 point lead. That's what we're talking about. We're going to run the ball and play D, not go for big shots. In that jets game, we were running the ball and playing D, but their defense was so bad that even our "running the clock out" was racking up points. Kaepernick had a rushing TD, Hunter got in on the action, it was just a smashmouth fest. We were trying to run the clock out and still put up pts lol that's how bad the jets defense was that game. Same with the Bills. Kaepernick and Dixon got in on the rushing TD action in that Bills game.
Bigcheeze is exactly right. The problem with Vernon not getting the ball isn't Kaepernick's fault. Defense are focusing a lot of attention on Vernon, which has been one of the main reasons Crabtree has been getting a lot more looks lately. But you lose all credibility when you go out there and say crap like Kaepernick is the reason Vernon did so well against the bears, then 4 weeks later say Kaepernick ISNT the reason Vernon has been shut down lol just tone down the homerism a little bit man
I could've told you way back after the Chicago game that Vernon would have also had a monster game if Smith was the QB. The problem isn't the QB, just like bigcheeze said. Vernon shredded the bears D and they had no answer for him. They had a very poor game plan to stop Vernon. We've seen Vernon have monster games with Alex at QB, hell even Troy Smith QB'd some of Vernon's good games. Just cut back a little on the Kaepernick homerism lol. It's making you lose any credibility since everything you post is extremely biased in favor of Kaepernick. Just like bigcheeze and nutty said, the problem ISNT the QB. I agree. The fact that you agree though contradicts the biased posts you kept posting 4 weeks ago.
Last edited by tapajafri; 12-11-2012 at 08:45 PM.
This.Originally Posted by tapajafri:24688672
And sure I am a Kaepernick homer, but you are by far an Alex homer as well then. But I have been a CK homer from the draft, and if your favorite rookie was successful starting would you not be excited as well?
EDIT: AND FURTHERMORE, if you can hypothetically place smiths performance in any game, please explain what would happen if kaep were at the helm every game smith played this year?
Last edited by hd1906; 12-12-2012 at 12:41 AM.
But only in the games we lost.
Vikings game...we would have still lost. The game planning in that game was so bad. We only ran the ball a handful of times. Kaep would not have won behind that either.
Giants game. Again, we would have still lost the game. Akers missing field goals and penalties handicapped our game, and offensively and defensively we were bad. Would we have lost as bad? Maybe, maybe not. That is the hard part to tell.
The Rams loss...That game, we would have won with Alex for the pure fact Kaep is who lost it for us by his mental mistakes. That is the part of the game where Alex is pretty damn solid. He won't run 17 yards back into the endzone, and he won't make that terrible pitch costing us 10 points in total. Would have have scored as much as we did? Who knows...but we would have scored more than 0 and would have been in position to win the game IF the defense gives the same effort.
What's bothering me right now is that instead of using that kind of gameplan and letting Kaeps ability to run be a "wild-card", their using as the basis for the offense. In my opinion...one of the best QBs in history (IMO better than Montana) was Steve Young once he learned to be a QB that ran as an improv as opposed to designed runs.
Here is the truth...
This offense hasn't been better with Kaepernick in the game. Many people here judge Kaepernick on that one Bears' game, so others have to right to base opinions on one bad game (or two) as well.
They're still at 29% on 3rd conversions since Kaepernick took over, which would still put them near the bottom. He has only thrown TDs in 2 out of the 4 games he's started. He's averaging 1.5 TD passes a game while Smith is at 1.6.
In 8 games, Smith's QB rating is at 104.1 while Kaep is at 101.9 as a starter after 4. And I hate to keep bringing up this point, but I keep running into it here. How the defense won many of the games in the past season and a half. Not Alex. Well, the defense pretty much won every game that Kaep has won.
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