Keys to stopping Kaepernick
It the one he might be scoring the 49ers scoring five more points a game with -- -- predict that they work with Alex Smith. And let's get the conversation rolling here on chronicle live presented by Farmers Insurance new cast of characters Greg pop up on my side ray Reynolds six around. Every night 57 game Dan diddly here in the mornings with the rise guys coming -- it. Two times this year he struggled one was in Seattle. One was against St. Louis Rams the 49ers did not win those football games if Colin can't predict struggles on Sunday. To the 49ers have a chance to play with the Ravens. Yes I think they got to get the running game going first and foremost I would look at it from the other equation of the niners don't get the running game going. Can cap for next sling it invades his team and I would say yes to that but it all starts. With the running game and we we heard they dialogue there from JR there there there's a big difference between the pistol and the read option. This still is a -- formation where the quarterback. As a running back behind him that is not going away. And pro football that is the future. We'll try to slip injured again but it's not the read option answer to -- West Coast offense it's not the run and shoot the offense is not an issue that is just a running element. Quarterbacks are no longer playing under center in high school then college they're all in the shotgun and and the problem when you have the shotgun in a back to his side you -- -- everything if you put them back behind and you can run everything. That is not going away they'll pull option read part. That may go away because they're gonna figured out of Baltimore may do this on Sunday Jim. Where they just hit the quarterback every time because he's live in the run game he puts that in that you can blow him up but it's legal so. Dan I'll ask you have can't predict does not play well Sunday to the 49ers have a chance. It's absolutely I think Greg's right -- starts with Frank Gore and the rushing attack this offensive line Jim. It's a group of bullies if they're able run the football and push the Ravens back in college happening doesn't need to. To be an effective runner at the threat of Colin cabernet and I think is enough to keep the defense on its heels allowing frank -- vertical. Enough cap critics for now rate is there's someone else who can't play poorly Sunday. For the 49ers to truly have the best chance to win Super Bowl 47 I'll give -- the same answer Frank Gore plays poorly. I think they will struggle because he is still the linchpin of their running game. And they're gonna have to be able to run to make everything work off of that. If he can't predict they managed to bottle him up and I think it'll be difficult. But if they can force him to stay inside the tackles -- Bologna or not it can be a force it's going to be difficult for them to get everything else done that they wanna get down. I think this really does -- off war and everything else brings from him. I wanna bounce and some music -- nets -- -- might get hit an easy about to have -- most physical game he's ever played in his life. Against this Ravens RIs but if they get set on Sunday the hell would it. This is the Super Bowl this is different this is not next year September October where you worried about a night. He's got to win this football game by any means necessary so that means he runs -- -- right. -- problem like -- is. It hailed the move that guy I think they gotta run wide La Michael James can't predict more kids more quarterback design -- -- ride on this team that. And cap verdict if he has to run to win this football game then Rondo when that game. But Kenny be taken out of the game by getting hit every time I read option just takes a body. Throws the football takes a hit can he get taken out of the game physically. I think if he gets injured Jim but they're not gonna beat him up to the point where he's going to be knocked out of the game mentally taken out and -- play and remember its biggest hit. As a passer there's going to be flags the Ravens go after him and try to take him out on the passing play it's going to be fifteen yards it's only. When he runs on the edges of what he's already in the playoffs is he's Smart he'll get out of bounds he's not gonna. Putted up inside and take contact. They get seven or eight on the designs we Greg he's going out of bounds -- -- He's so fast he's tough to get a square shot out because he's so long and fast are you buying them that need no matter what he's got to be a part of the game plan part of the run no matter what he's got up. Women anyway can't armor -- doesn't matter no question on your your question is did they knock him out of the game. He's gonna take some speed because Baltimore does that everybody. The question he's not good but he's not gonna flake out mentally they could beat him up physically. Now because they do that to a lot of teams -- it's not he's not gonna freak out because it is he's not gonna forget what he's supposed to do. If they don't give him time to throw it if they're able to somehow keep them from getting on outside the edge yet they can lose the game. But it's not going to be because he's a rookie he can't handle the stakes wins give up pretty good good. When Baltimore played Washington. Floating out targeted RG three goal game he tried covered up and eventually he did get a shot out I'm on the sideline. And he knocked him out of the game the real question though the running game's going to be a violent physical. Trench warfare. Think you're asking is who's avoided the young mistake. Hopefully say hello. That's not a whole lot. 66 against Green Bay if they do take the raw -- Away and they confuse him and his secondary will make the critical care in the passing game that could cost to the super.