Marvin49 wrote:OK...gonna have to stop you there right at your first comment. Kaepernick WAS a 1 read QB. He is NOT that any longer. In his first game as a starter vs Chicago, he hit Crabtree for a TD as his THIRD option on the play. Against the Pats the long TD to Walker was ALSO his THIRD option. He is moving through his progressions very quickly and that is one of the reasons 49er fans are so excited. The National perspective seems to think this is all about his legs. Its not. Thats just a bonus. The reason Kaep is playing so will is what he's doing between his ears and his accuracy on the deep ball. Don't dismiss him as a 1 read QB...you will be missing the boat.
If you read carefully you would have seen that I cited Kaepernick's ability to make a second read. It's just that he rarely does, and he needs ideal circumstances to do it. I didn't chart, but I would guess that 90% of his throws have been on the first read. Every QB makes most of his throws on the first read (pre-snap reads are very important), but Kaepernick relies on his arm over his brain and that leads to a very low percentage of plays where he surveys the field.
There have been pro-bowl QBs in the past with similar tendencies. However if Kaepernick wants to reach his high potential he'll need to grow and check through reads much more often. QBs that are 1 read heavy tend to wilt against elite defenses too. If Seattle's secondary was 100%, I'd say this is the ultimate test for Kaepernick. Hell, if Sherman plays and Gore isn't getting 10 yards per carry, maybe it still could be a bellweather game.
I have nothing against Kaepernick. I scouted him before the 2011 draft and was a big fan. Our GM was also a big fan of Kaepernick's. I think he's going to be a valuable QB, the question is how valuable.