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Greg Cosell On Kaep & the 49ers

Greg Cosell from NFL Films shared his notes with Yahoo Sports yesterday and some of them analyzed Kaepernick's performance in the Colts game.

Right now 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is an uncomfortable player, and that is made worse by inability of 49ers receivers to win against man coverage. The 49ers receivers again struggled to create any separation vs man coverage. For the second consecutive week Anquan Boldin looked slow and plodding running routes. Kaepernick’s inexperience with progression reading again showed up.

Kaepernick is not seeing things clearly. He left throws on the field by not pulling the trigger – he missed a wide open Kyle Williams on third and 9 in the second quarter because he left the pocket too quickly. Kaepernick played a little fast, and at times is over-reactive to perceived pressure. There were many snaps in which Kaepernick was not even planting his back foot.

The Colts defense played almost all single-high safety coverages, a lot of man with lurk/spy elements. But the 49ers had no intermediate or vertical pass game for the second straight week. It is harder to run read option versus single-high safety/eight in the box, but that’s what 49ers will see a lot of because of their wide receivers.

I know he comes off as critical a lot of times, but that's his job, and he critiques just about every quarterback in the NFL - even elite ones like Tom Brady. Cosell also went on the Murph & Mac show today and shared his thoughts about tomorrow night's matchup with the Rams. The interview is available on podcast.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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