I don't get all of the Kaepernick love. Sure, he's big with a strong arm, but he stares at one spot on the field after taking the snap and doesn't throw the ball until the WR is open.
Just watch him on every play. He walks up behind the center, turns his head side to side too fast to really see anything (like he learned to look at the defense but doesn't quite understand why). He then takes the snap and looks at one part of the field and doesn't turn his head away for anything. If the receiver is covered, he just stands there staring at that same receiver until the receiver is open and then guns the ball in or he runs.
Kaepernick reminds me a lot of Tarvaris Jackson except Tarvaris wouldn't run and would take the sack.
I've got nothing for you. You've already made your mind up. If you'd like to be proven wrong, please see...
at 1:41, he throws Mario Manningham open for a huge gain
at 2:00, finds 3rd receiver in progression (Crabtree) for TD
At New England:http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-high
at 1:51, finds 3rd receiver in progression (Walker) for TD
at 3:45, Kaep throws a dart between double coverage for a TD
at 5:47, Kaep adjust the play at the line, recognizing single coverage on Crabtree, TD ... it's doesn't show his presnap read, but other highlights do (unfortunately I can't find any that NFL.com hasn't taken down)
Arizona - Needed a Win to Secure Byehttp://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/201212301
at 0:09, avoids the rush, finds finds 2nd receiver (Crabtree) for long TD over Patrick Peterson
at 0:24, finds Crabtree again, with Peterson in great position, throws Crabtree open for the TD.
First Playoff Game:http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-high
at 1:01, avoids rush, finds Gore in a broken play, beautiful touch for a big gain
at 3:19, throws a bullet to only where Crabtree can get it. TD
at 5:41, throws a great touch pass to Vernon for a big gain, pump fake + 2nd read
at 6:48, throws Walker open on a big 3rd down play
NFC Championship away, down 17http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-high
at 2:53, throws into double coverage, throws open Vernon Davis
at 3:03, 3:29, throws nice touch passes to Vernon
at 4:28, throws open Delani Walker
at 5:05, finds 2nd option Vernon with a sweet touch pass
at 6:40, there aren't too many QBs in the league that can make that throw!
Super Bowl, down 22http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-high
at 1:15, good touch pass to Vernon in between coverage
at 6:38, good double clutch pass to Vernon
at 6:48, again good pass in coverage, Crabtree finishes play with TD
at 9:33, finds 2nd option Moss for big gain
at 11:05, throws a dart inbetween multiple defenders
Obviously, these are only highlights, and there are a lot of dink/dunk plays too, but I can gather from your comment that you haven't watch much, if any 49ers other than the Seattle game.
First start: Actually, Manningham makes a spin move on a slant route to avoid a tackle and gains a lot of yards. Kaep threw a slant route and did not throw anyone open.
Crabtree touchdown: Congrats, this is one of the times he makes it past his first read.
Patriots: Kaep always looks at one spot on the field during his dropback and then goes to first read. At MOST, second read. Congrats MAYBE another where he makes it past his first read.
Touchdown to Crabtree: He was the FIRST read and he was open. Whooptie doo.
Other touchdown to Crabtree: Really? Crabtree was open before Kaep threw the ball and then Crabtree spun out of a tackle. Crab was the first read. Adjusting the play at the line of
scrimmage? No. He let Crabtree know he was going to him...maybe. Once again...FIRST READ.
Arizona: Touchdown to Crabtree: Crabtree was open by 7 yards BEFORE Kaep STEPPED UP in the pocket with minimal rush and was FIRST READ. Not impressed.
Second touchdown to Crabtree: Peterson was in good position? WTF were you watching? Peterson was beat by at least four yards BEFORE Kaep threw to his FIRST READ Crabtree.
First Playoff game: Congrats to the broken play big gain by Gore. Another of the FEW where Kaep makes it past his first read, albeit on a broken play.
Touchdown to Crab: Kaep stares Crabtree down and makes a throw where Crabtree has inside position. Still not impressed.
Big gain to VD: Kaep looks at one spot on the field during dropback then goes to where he knows he is throwing the ball all along. Good pass but not past first read. He knew
where he was going all along.
Delaney Walker catch: Threw him open? NOT... Kaep threw the ball AFTER he was WIDE OPEN and actually throws the ball BEHIND Delaney taking away extra yardage.
How you can see that as "throwing him open" is silly.
NFC Championship game: Throws Vernon open? I don't think so. He guns the ball into his first read. Luckily for Kaep that the Falcon defensive backs aren't very good.
The "nice touch passes to Vernon" are both WIDE OPEN passes on first reads.
Throws open Delaney Walker? I know you have absolutely NO understanding of what "throwing open" means. Delaney is WIDE OPEN before Kaep throws the ball.
"2nd option Davis"? Kaep looked at one player and one player only and that player was Davis. Davis was also open BEFORE Kaep threw the ball.
Nice throw by Kaep to his first and only read. A good DB would have broken that up. Not many QBs "would" make that pass, it was risky.
Superbowl: "Touch pass to VD"... He was WIDE OPEN. ANY NFL QB could have made that throw. Once again, first read.
Double clutch pass to VD... Again, WIDE OPEN. Most QBs in the league make that throw. First read again.
TD to Crabtree. First read to a WIDE OPEN receiver. Crabtree makes a good play after the catch.
Moss was WIDE OPEN and it looks to me that Kaep never looked anywhere else.
In between "multiple" defenders? Crabtree had nobody within 5 yards between himself and Kaep. The coverage was behind him and tackled him immediately. Again, FIRST READ.
Like I said, Kaep RARELY makes it past his first read and QBs that do that don't usually make it in this league. I have watched EVERY snap that Kaep has taken in the NFL and I am impressed with his arm, but I am very unimpressed with his progressions and decision making. I think he will struggle this year without his only good WR.