The San Francisco 49ers got on the board on their opening drive against the San Diego Chargers, and there were plenty of positives to take away from it. The drive came against what was likely a lot of second string defensive players, but positive execution is good no matter what.
Colin Kaepernick led the way on the drive. He completed 6-of-8 passes for 58 yards, while also scrambling twice for 30 yards. One of the scrambles came while nearly sacked. He used solid strength to escape and scramble for 13 yards. The drive was capped by a 1-yard DuJuan Harris touchdown run.
The drive included some shorter throws likely to help gain some confidence, but we also saw some of his bullets. The biggest throw might have been his 14-yard bullet to Dres Anderson on 3rd and 8. That set up first and goal, and the eventual score.
Again, this came against reserves, but I’ll take positive execution after last week’s poor performance. Kaepernick is working off the rust, and we saw some of the positives we remember. It may mean nothing, but it’s something for now.