Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' offense is struggling through a three-game losing streak with a 1-3 record, and they are in last place in the NFC West division. They are clearly a team that is going through major struggles early in the season.
Kaepernick has thrown some pretty passes this season, especially in the second half against Pittsburgh. But Kaepernick and the 49ers' offensive coaching staff don't seem capable of making adjustments. Wide receiver Torrey Smith noted after Sunday's loss to Green Bay that the Packers played man coverage without a deep safety all game, and the 49erscouldn't take advantage. The 49ers had no answer for blitzes in each of the last two weeks. That's on the offensive line, the coaches and Kaepernick.
Kaepernick is still a great runner and can spin occasional beauties, but he hasn't shown much development in seeing the field well.
The Giants (2-2) are in a three-way tie with Dallas and Washington for first place in the NFC East. After starting 0-2, they are now on a two-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Dallas is on a two-game losing streak after losing key players to injury.
Tom Coughlin was upbeat in this quote from NFL.com:
"We're just getting started," Coughlin told me as he jogged off the field following his 166th regular-season victory in 20 seasons as an NFL head coach. Later, the exacting but empathic 69-year-old added, "Whatever happens, whatever people say, we just keep rolling. When people say we're down, we just keep swinging. That's what we do."
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