Golden Analysis: How Kaep Can Get Back On Track

Photo taken by Michael Thompson/Getty Images
Photo taken by Michael Thompson/Getty Images

Kaep in action against the division foe Rams.

After a 35-11 Thursday Night pounding of the St. Louis Rams, the San Francisco 49ers appear to be back on track. Niners RB Frank Gore dashed for 153 yards and tacked on a touchdown, and WR Anquan Boldin hauled in 90 yards and six points.

Photo taken by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
Photo taken by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Regardless, the 49ers offense revolves around QB Colin Kaepernick, whose struggles have been highlighted by the national media.

From Week Two through Four, Kaep has thrown for 127, 150, and 167 yards, respectively. And while they’re stable at 2-2, the Niners are in a fierce division and need much more production from the elusive signal caller.

They can get him up to speed by running the ball early, and subsequently using play actions to neutralize an overaggressive defense. Running physically early in a game will force the defense to put eight in the box, thus allowing play action to reach its full potential.

Play actions—especially in the second half—will be how Kaepernick’s production boomerangs back to normal.

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