Are The Niners Back?
I'd hardly say so. The Rams are terrible and the Niners couldn't hardly get a first down in the first half. If Gore doesn't break that 4th and inches, it is 7-3 or 10-3 at halftime. Getting up 14-3 was huge and then we put the game away nicely in the 2nd half. You can't make too much of Thursday games, but the game plan finally matched our talent. We kept Kaepernick on training wheels, which is still where he needs to be. Still, he pressed some passes and the guy is easy to read, he just stares at receivers and doesn't know what the defense is doing. He still runs when there is an easy slot pass available. I don't like he's always barking at the other team and getting in little shit-talk sessions. I don't like how he can't read the defense and I don't like how he winds up and takes too long to throw.
Still, this is how we need to play: run to set up the pass. Get ourselves into 3rd and short situations when we can roll Kaepernick out and utilize his legs. Long drives.