NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell addressed the future of the 49ers Wednesday on KNBR, particularly the "up-and-down" offense and what the philosophical approach will be as it pertains to quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
"This is the big conversation for the next head coach and for how they approach Colin Kaepernick...Colin Kaepernick has played enough games now where you have a sense of what he is.
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"So the question becomes, if you're the next head coach, do you attempt to continue to teach him how to play the position from the pocket, which if successful -- and it's a big if -- would clearly increase efficiency and overall production. Or do you acknowledge that he's maybe not that guy and you try to play to what his strengths are, which is movement, knowing full well you're going to have a number of situations in which he doesn't make necessary throws because he's not going to have those refined pocket skills.
"It's a balancing act," Cosell concluded.
Kaepernick has accrued 8,515 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 48 regular season games played.
He has also rushed for 1,576 yards and 10 touchdowns with a career-long run of 90 yards coming in his second to last game in 2014.
"That's the No. 1 question for the next head coach...Where are you going with Colin Kaepernick?"
"Do you try to make him into a consistent week-to-week player with pocket efficency," Cosell asked. "Or do you say, 'forget about that,' and let him run around knowing that, hey, he's going to miss some things, he's going to make some mistakes, but maybe we'll get more spectacular plays more often."