Kaepernick and 49ers’ Offensive Line Struggling to Handle Pressure

November 5, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers have many problems offensively. Or at least with the way they think about offense.
Giving running back Frank Gore only 14 carries against one of the league’s worst run defenses led to record levels of double facepalming. Stevie Johnson is also still criminally underused and nearly forgotten.
But here’s the most important question after a loss to the St. Louis Rams that dropped the 49ers to an even 4-4: Can they make sure their quarterback remains in an upright position for most of a game (any game)?
Colin Kaepernick is currently the NFL’s most sacked quarterback and has been turfed 27 times. His punishment reached a historic peak against the Rams when he became one of only 20 quarterbacks in league history to be sacked eight times or more in a game, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. But only shrug that off as an isolated incident if you like lying to yourself.
Go beyond that just one game further, all the way bac...

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