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Colin Kaepernick was sacked a career-high eight times in the 49ers' 13-10 loss to the Rams last Sunday.
“That’s why I’m here, to make plays regardless of the situation,” Kaepernick said following the game. “I have to be better back there.
“I’m here to make plays. I can make people miss. That’s part of my job.”
Greg Cosell, a senior producer at NFL Films, joined Murph and Mac on KNBR 680-AM Wednesday morning and had some interesting things to say about the 49ers' signal-caller.
"Kaepernick is not the kind of quarterback that helps, or can compensate for o-line play that is struggling," Cosell declared. "He's not that kind of quarterback. He's not a timing-rhtyhm player.
"If the offensive line will struggle, he can't help it. He will not make it look better."
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Through eight games, San Francisco's offensive line has allowed 27 sacks -- the third most in the NFL.
Last year, the 49ers surrendered 39 sacks on the whole season -- the 11th fewest in the league.
When asked for an example of Kaepernick struggling against St. Louis, Cosell broke it down.
"The Rams played what we call cover-zero, there was no safety in the middle of the field," Cosell explained. "That's an alert before the snap of the ball. He actually had a route with Crabtree running, kind of a post route, into the wide-open middle. It was 3rd and 3.
"Kaepernick has played enough games that he needs to know right away there's no one in the middle of the field, and that's where the ball has to be thrown.
"But the design of the play was Boldin, because that's their strong tendency on 3rd and short. And they double-teamed Boldin, the Rams did, and he just stayed totally focused on Boldin, with no recognition that the middle of the field was open.
"And as soon as Boldin was double-covered all he did was drop his eyes and run, and he ran into a sack on a play that should have been, if not a touchdown, certainly got them into the red zone."