Colin Kaepernick visited with Fox Sports 1's "America's Pregame" show on Thursday night to share insight on the NFC representative in Super Bowl XLIX.
After all, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback knows that team, the Seattle Seahawks, quite well.
On this February night outside of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., Kaepernick talked scheme publicly for the first time in months. As always in the offseason, the 49ers signal-caller was more willing to speak freely on detailed football topics.
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So when Kaepernick joined the Fox Sports 1 cast of football voices (Randy Moss, Donovan McNabb, Jay Glazer and Joel Klatt), the opportunity to dissect Seattle's defense was fully accepeted by San Francisco's starting quarterback.
Kaepernick, who was not part of the posteseason for the first time in his four-year career, explained where Seattle's top-ranked defense is most vulnerable.
"The way this defense expands," he began, "the middle of the field is something you have to attack. The more we watch film, it is Cover 3. But the way they buzz out so hard, they leave voids on the inside and they rely on their linebackers to be able to move and take that away with the movement of the quarterback's eyes."
Kaepernick is 1-4 against the Seahawks as a starter in the regular season. He is 0-1 against the NFC West rival in the postseason.
The 49ers quarterback has completed 52.4 percent of his passes against Seattle in the regular season with two touchdowns and seven interceptions. The interceptions are the most Kaepernick has thrown against any NFL opponent. Conversely, Kaepernick has been able to exploit the second level of the Seahawks defense with his legs. His 211 rushing yards are his second-most against any NFL opponent.
In Kaepernick's last outing against Seattle, a Week 15 road loss, the 49ers signal-caller led his team to an early 7-3 lead. But after San Francisco saw its top running backs, Frank Gore and Pierre Garçon, leave the game with injuries, San Francisco was unable to hold off Seattle's signautre second-half momentum run.
Kaepernick intimated that the 49ers would have been able to attack the middle of the Seahawks defense with a balanced attack.
"The second time we played, we ran out of bodies because we had so many injuries," Kaepernick said, "but that's what allowed us to move the ball when we were successful against them."
Not that Bill Belichick will be using Kaepernick's quotes for gameplanning guidance this week, but if we see the New England Patriots attack the middle of Seattle's defense, we'll know that the AFC representatives will be following what Kaepernick suggested.
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