The San Francisco 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football as the second game of the season-opening double-header. The later game schedule means we get the Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer duo calling the game. As long as they are not talking about serious topics, one upside to this duo is they seem to love the 49ers. Berman has been positive about the 49ers from day one, while Dilfer reportedly is pretty close with the front office. So I suppose that's something positive for 49ers fans watching them on Monday.
Dilfer does film study to prepare for his announcing assignments, and on Tuesday he tweeted out all sorts of thoughts. There are a lot of tweets, so I thought I would break them up into a few topics. It is safe to expect Dilfer to bring up some of these points on Monday, so it is interesting to see where his head is at.
Given Dilfer's quarterback background, I figured we should start with his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick. There is a lot of praise, but he includes some areas of concern, which balances it out to some extent.
Kap #FilmStudy Pocket mechanics have improved dramatically, staying in passing posture longer-Wide base, front hip downfield, ball protected— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015
Kap #FilmStudy 2-Upper body mechanics have been tightened up-allows him to "tempo' ball to get up & down "firm with an arc".— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015
Kap #FilmStudy 3-Most QB's show their confidence level by how early they will rip it & which speed they choose to throw at open wr's— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015
Kap #FilmStudy 4-Still concerned his levels changed as he climbs in pocket.Knees lock/bend during climb eye level changes & pictures change— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015
Kap #FilmStudy 5-Offense will have more crossing routes and quick piercing throws. Both will require timing & location for YAC.— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015
Kap #FilmStudy 6- Offense will have more "sack beaters" (check downs by backs & crossing wr's.) Kap will need to utilize vs pocket conflict— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015
Kap #FilmStudy 7-Play action game out of pistol will be g8 way to get Vernon running free on 2nd level of D. Remember Hyde comfy w/gun runs— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015
@BetterRivals Violent departures by backs and TE's in passing game. Also, lateral run game and boot action to tire D.— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) September 8, 2015