Colin Kaepernick: Is His Breakout Game a Sign of Things to Come in the Playoffs?

January 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There has been controversy about the 49ers' quarterback situation ever since Alex Smith was benched, but Colin Kaepernick silenced a few of those critics with a good game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
But is it a sign of things to come?
Kaepernick has been on and off, as he dominated the Bears, Patriots and Cardinals while struggling against the Seahawks, Rams and Saints. He also had one balanced performance against the Dolphins (performing just like Alex Smith), which resulted in a 27-13 win.
He was clearly upset by the rambunctious environment that is CenturyLink Field in Seattle, as he threw one interception while almost throwing many more. He struggled immensely there, showing that he can be rattled on the road. That is a concern against the Atlanta Falcons, as Atlanta's domed stadium will be loud if the two meet in the NFC Championship Game.
However, a bigger concern is Kaepernick's tendency to force passes. He has gotten away with some mistakes in h...

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