I'm just about ready to head off to the Dominican Republic for a week of relaxation on the beach, but I came across an interesting discussion on Monday I wanted to share with you. I don't have much to add to it, but figured it would be worth a read today. Matt Maiocco and Jeff Deeney (from Pro Football Focus) got into some discussion about Colin Kaepernick and his pocket presence.
The discussion opened with Jeff's tweet about Kap's play action drop-backs:
Percentage of dropbacks Colin Kaepernick has used play action: 2012 - 30.2% 2013 - 28.1% 2014 - 21.3% #49ers— Jeff Deeney (@PFF_Jeff) February 9, 2015
Maiocco responded this tweet, which led to the ensuing discussion.
@PFF_Jeff What do you make of stat that Kaepernick was sacked 52 times yet had the third-most time (2.96 seconds) to throw among all QBs?— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) February 9, 2015
@MaioccoCSN Kap trying to make plays with his feet (both good and bad), designed rollouts, higher than average number of throws downfield.— Jeff Deeney (@PFF_Jeff) February 9, 2015
@MaioccoCSN I think OL was average at best pass protecting this year, a number of sacks were on Kap due to lack of pocket presence.— Jeff Deeney (@PFF_Jeff) February 9, 2015
Pass protection was not great, sure. But Kaepernick is working this offseason with Kurt Warner on reading defenses and being more decisive.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) February 9, 2015
@MaioccoCSN Number that bothered me is Kap was sacked 23.7% of time he was pressured. Only RG3 & Bortles worse. Hoping Warner can help that.— Jeff Deeney (@PFF_Jeff) February 9, 2015
And Kap's brother even weighed in later in the evening.