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Exploring Steve Logan and 'explosion plays' a little further

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Quarterbacks coach Steve Logan brought up some interesting points in discussing the passing game. Here are a few of those comments.

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The San Francisco 49ers invested in speed options this offseason, signing wide receiver Torrey Smith and running back Reggie Bush. Prior to Vernon Davis's struggles last season, he was the primary speed threat for this team. The team would love to see him revert to his earlier form, but if he can't, Smith and Bush will be viewed as the guys who can spread things out a bit with their speed.

Last week, quarterbacks coach Steve Logan talked about the offense and looking for "explosion plays" in the passing game. Wes Hanson opened the floor for discussion on that topic, and one comment that caught the collective eye of 49ers fans was Logan talking about being happy if Colin Kaepernick had a low completion percentage that turned into points. He specifically talked about putting up 21 points, even if Kap was only completing 48 percent of his passes.

That is certainly going to catch people off guard given the emphasis on accuracy. But as is always the case, there is more to this story than meets the eye. Logan definitely does want explosive plays, but his comments about the completion percentage included a slightly broader context.

49ers beat writer Chris Biderman transcribed some of those comments. Logan was talking about completion percentage in the context of the broader goals. I don't think Logan is simply saying, screw completion percentage. Rather, depending on how the matchup suits the team, the explosive play can be a big part of their arsenal. Ideally this means the team will mix things up a bit more than in the past. We'll see what the fall brings, but it could be interesting to say the least.