Offensive Play Calling
Alex vs CK
Gore's numbers under Kap are a bit too early to tell for me. Kap was in for most of two games against the Rams who played very good run D and took it to our OL in both games, then the Bears D looked like they were doing nothing but taking away the run which led to Kap having a nice day throwing. If we can start hitting more passes (and having good ones nullified by penalties), we'll see the running game open up more for the RBs. But for now DC's for other teams are going to make Kap throw it, which in turn Roman has to be willing to call for more ballsy down field plays.
People who have been reading this forum for the past month may or may not know that I was one of the ardent supporters of Alex Smith and felt it was a grave mistake to make the QB switch mid-season and that Alex was the best choice for the team to win now.
While I still have strong objections to how the transition was handled (I probably always will) I have to say that any reservations that I had with Kap being the starter are essentially gone. I was at the Patriots game (rockin' my #8 jersey) and I have to say with the exception of the interception he threw (which was a poorly thrown ball into double coverage) he was phenomenal, and because I was able to see in person with my own eyes, he won me over.
I will always be an Alex Smith supporter and believer, but now I am completely behind our new signal caller with no reservations. This is the path they are going and I am all in.
On a side note, the weather at that game was miserable.