49ers Should Return to Their Offensive Roots with a Focus on Read-Option Plays

February 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York sat in Arizona a few days after his team promoted Geep Chryst to fill its offensive coordinator vacancy. He was there for Super Bowl week, which doubles as a week-long commercial and NFL convention. Goods and services are sold, awful movies are pushed on the unsuspecting public and many of the league’s richest men are under the same roof.
York had a microphone in his hand during an NFL Network interview, and he was asked the inevitable question about the 49ers’ sputtering offense in 2014. Is fixing quarterback Colin Kaepernick the priority for Chryst and a new coaching staff?
“It’s not about fixing Kaepernick,” York said. “I think Kap is an unbelievable player. He’s a young guy who continues to grow and mature.”
He wasn't wrong, but he was also only half right.
Kaepernick doesn’t need to be entirely rebuilt. It needs to be determined where exactly his growth is headed ...

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