Colin Kaepernick is the Perfect QB for the 49ers


Do you remember when critics would blame Colin Kaepernick for the team’s troubles? Well, those days are over because Kaepernick had a great performance despite losing this past Sunday. It still doesn’t make any sense that Colin was blamed for the 8-8 record last season when the true issues came from the coaching staff.

Obviously the management of the San Francisco 49ers realized this or else they wouldn’t have made so many coaching changes. The bottom line on last season’s woes was that Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman failed to properly utilize Colin Kaepernick. Because of that, the offense rarely put together games with consistent positive drives.

Flash forward to this season, and you have a newly promoted head coach in Jim Tomsula. Everything about this guy should give 49ers’ fans a good feeling about the team. The players like him and everyone else should as well. It’s pretty funny that Tomsula’s coaching style is the stark opposite of Jim Harbaugh’s. Tomsula is passionate about football, yet he is friendly and relaxed in terms of player management. On the other hand, Harbaugh came across harshly with his strict micromanagement. His authoritarian style might be good for college kids, but professional football players clearly didn’t like his overbearing behavior.

For some crazy reason, Harbaugh believed that Greg Roman was the right offensive coordinator for the 49ers. That was a horrible choice. Together, Harbaugh and Roman didn’t let Kaepernick be himself. Colin succeeded during his Super Bowl campaign because they let him do his thing, but too many unfavorable changes happened since then.

Everybody needs to stop saying what they think Kaepernick should be doing as a QB. Instead, people should let him do what he does best, and that’s being Colin Kaepernick. Thankfully, Jim Tomsula actually lets Colin be himself.

In regards to this situation, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN quoted Kaepernick from his press conference yesterday:

"“I would say the biggest thing is I’m being asked to be myself this year,” Kaepernick said. “And I don’t think anyone knows how to be myself better than me. So it’s a comfort zone for me. It’s a situation where I’m not being asked to do things outside of my character.”"

With that, fans should have confidence in the ability of the 49ers’ offense to perform well this season. Even though they lost pretty badly to the Steelers, Kaepernick put up good numbers with 335 passing yards and two touchdown passes. However, perhaps the best stat so far is that Colin hasn’t thrown an interception so far this season. There’s no reason to blame Kaepernick for this loss based on numbers alone.

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Week one and two involved a tale of two different defenses. The Niners dominated one week, but they fell flat against the Steelers. Essentially, the team’s defense will decide the fate of this season. The new coaches have set up the offense in a way that will enable Kaepernick to lead this team to victory, but the defense needs to figure things out quickly.

This could be a season in which Kaepernick enters his prime as a QB, and it would be a shame if the defense hinders his chance at victories. He has one of the most impressive skill sets of any NFL quarterback. His throwing power is top notch, and that mixed with his awesome running ability makes him an electrifying play-maker.

Forget about everything you think you want from Kaepernick. Just realize that he’s a great talent who will lead the 49ers to more good seasons. The rest is just a matter of other pieces coming together.

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