Will The Real Colin Kaepernick Please Stand Up?

There is no doubt in my mind that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the right quarterback for this team.  As a starter in the regular season, Kap’s stats are pretty pedestrian, and for the most part, where you would expect them to be for a quarterback at his age. In the playoffs, however, Kaepernick seems to take his game to another level.

In six playoff starts, Colin has a 4-2 record (losses coming in the NFC Championship and Super Bowl) with only one of those games being played at home.  This is a good thing for Niners fans, as they can feel confident in their quarterback come playoff time.  A gripe I have with #7 (and I don’t have that many), however, is that you never know which Kap is going to show up during the regular season games.

It isn’t right to put 100% of the blame on the 49ers leader in the huddle, as offensive coordinator Greg Roman calls most of the plays.  Also, the way the game is going dictates which types pf plays are called.  With that said, I do think there are some situations in which Kaepernick could become more of a leader and make better decisions for his offense.

It seems to me that Colin Kaepernick has some sort of a Jekyll and Hyde (no, not Carlos) thing going on lately.  There are plays that he makes that have me jumping off of my couch, and then there are some others that leave me scratching my head.  For the most part, the things that bother me relate to clock management and his decision to try and thread the needle when there is clearly room to run.

For Kaepernick and the 49ers, the time is now.  They are currently 4-4 and are three games behind in the NFC West, looking up at the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.  Having only played eight games, this season is far from over.  However, there is very little room left for error.  Luckily, for the 49ers Faithful, that mentality coincides with the postseason mind-frame, when our quarterback has played the best football of his career.