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[size=4]A word of advice to Colin Kaepernick. You better know where Bernard Pollard is on the field, before you decide to take off and run. Much is being said about this young mans running ability, and rightly so. He is a special talent. As a safety precaution, it is in his best interest to where know Mr. Pollard is at all times. I'm just sayin.[/size]
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Colin Kaepernick, who I have followed and watched for more than 4 years, has a very illustrious college career. The Ravens should get the films opf 2 pf his games, both his final game played when he finally beat Boise State, 34-31, and the shoot-a-thon 69-67 loss where the lead changed 4 times and he had lost from the previous years. He can play well this sport. See [url="http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/101407aac.html"]http://www.nevadawol.../101407aac.html[/url] and [url="http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=303302440"]http://scores.espn.g...ameId=303302440.The[/url] Ravens shouod try and contact the Boise State Broncones coach Peterson and maybe they cn get copies of ghe films of these two games, and let our defense see this guy at his best!!!
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[quote name='DrRenShen' timestamp='1358816913' post='1324997']
Colin Kaepernick, who I have followed and watched for more than 4 years, has a very illustrious college career. The Ravens should get the films opf 2 pf his games, both his final game played when he finally beat Boise State, 34-31, and the shoot-a-thon 69-67 loss where the lead changed 4 times and he had lost from the previous years. He can play well this sport. See [url="http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/101407aac.html"]http://www.nevadawol.../101407aac.html[/url] and [url="http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=303302440"]http://scores.espn.g...d=303302440.The[/url] Ravens shouod try and contact the Boise State Broncones coach Peterson and maybe they cn get copies of ghe films of these two games, and let our defense see this guy at his best!!!
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I think the Ravens are going to watch the film of the previous 2 playoff games, when he torched NFL calibre defenses using the 49ers most recent plays and tendencies to formulate their game plan.
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Kaep is about 6-5 and 230. He won't be intimidated by huge hits. Now, confusing him into a pick, that's what I'm more worried about as a niner fan.
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I like the kid and think he is hugely talented....but I'll take Joe's playoff experience and monster arm over this kid all day long. Plus, not a lot being said, but Joe did not beat the Pats with the long ball....he dissected them with precision throws...much like Brady normally does. I was really impressed by the change of pace....I have always been a huge Joe fan, but this game was a huge step. And also...anyone noticing a much improved pocket presence the past few weeks....he is feeling it better and stepping up to extend plays....love it!
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Pollard was born in the swagger, Caepernick merely adopted it
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I like what was said on "Mike and Mike". When he runs the pistol and reads what the outside linebacker is doing that linebacker should just hit him no matter what. The QB is running a fake so he is free to get hit. Let the other 10 guys on defense worry about the running back if he does hand it off but take the opportunity to lay out the QB. If we do that enough they will think twice about doing it again.
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[quote name='ravensfan160' timestamp='1358900713' post='1326686']
I like what was said on "Mike and Mike". When he runs the pistol and reads what the outside linebacker is doing that linebacker should just hit him no matter what. The QB is running a fake so he is free to get hit. Let the other 10 guys on defense worry about the running back if he does hand it off but take the opportunity to lay out the QB. If we do that enough they will think twice about doing it again.
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That's the most basic solution to stop any offense. Hit, hit, HIT. Then hit em some more. So glad our team has been built around that physical philosophy.
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[quote name='ravensfan160' timestamp='1358900713' post='1326686']
I like what was said on "Mike and Mike". When he runs the pistol and reads what the outside linebacker is doing that linebacker should just hit him no matter what. The QB is running a fake so he is free to get hit. Let the other 10 guys on defense worry about the running back if he does hand it off but take the opportunity to lay out the QB. If we do that enough they will think twice about doing it again.
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This right here. The body can only take so many blows before it takes it's toll on other elements of his game.
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[quote name='Clayton Bigsby' timestamp='1358900949' post='1326697']


That's the most basic solution to stop any offense. Hit, hit, HIT. Then hit em some more. So glad our team has been built around that physical philosophy.
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Just ask the Patriots. LOL. After a while they wanted no part of Pollard & Co. unless they wanted to
get knocked out . The receivers and backs trying to catch passes were looking a little jittery .
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[quote name='flynismo' timestamp='1358824941' post='1325224']
Hey, speaking of gimmick offenses...
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Yep, staying in the pocket and throwing for 76% completion and 11 yards per attempt. Total gimmick.
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[quote name='jimmypowder' timestamp='1358882373' post='1326106']
Pollard will light Kap up , guaranteed .
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if he can get close to him...don't think hes as fast as Kaep
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[quote name='2012_49ers' timestamp='1358881483' post='1326089']
Kaep is about 6-5 and 230. He won't be intimidated by huge hits. Now, confusing him into a pick, that's what I'm more worried about as a niner fan.
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He is big and tough, no doubt. But he is human not a machine. You really get hit, hard and you will flinch just a bit the next time, whether a rookie or grizzled old vet. The only guy I ever saw that didn't seem to care was Pig Ben.
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[quote name='ravensfan160' timestamp='1358900713' post='1326686']
I like what was said on "Mike and Mike". When he runs the pistol and reads what the outside linebacker is doing that linebacker should just hit him no matter what. The QB is running a fake so he is free to get hit. Let the other 10 guys on defense worry about the running back if he does hand it off but take the opportunity to lay out the QB. If we do that enough they will think twice about doing it again.
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This, how many times have this kid been hit?? He played against vanilla defenses twice this postseason and obviously torched both of them, but has someone lay wood on him in the last games?? I dont think so, I want to see us punching him in the mouth 2-3 times and then we see if they keep doing the option play. Not just hit him in the pass rush, just every play he goes in the pistol we bring the hammer, and make them beat us on the air
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[quote name='9erfan4life' timestamp='1358921070' post='1327197']


if he can get close to him...don't think hes as fast as Kaep
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Nor is he as fast as half the RB's he pops. Its about instincts, pursuit and angles. Dont think Kaepernick will be so elusive he wont get tackled/hit!
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[quote name='2012_49ers' timestamp='1358881483' post='1326089']
Kaep is about 6-5 and 230. He won't be intimidated by huge hits. Now, confusing him into a pick, that's what I'm more worried about as a niner fan.
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Ridley is 5'11" and 220. You may want to ask him if he remembers meeting Mr. Pollard...........
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You know, Falcons fans were saying the same thing, as were Falcon players. So why didn't they hit him? Because, if you blindly chase the quarterback on the read option, you're giving up contain. The running backs don't just go up the middle, sometimes they go outside (and that scored two touchdowns last week). The QB if five yards behind the line of scrimmage when he hands the ball off on the read option. How on earth can you get there fast enough to hit him when he hands it off without drawing a 15 yard penalty?
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[quote name='2012_49ers' timestamp='1358972791' post='1327792']
You know, Falcons fans were saying the same thing, as were Falcon players. So why didn't they hit him? Because, if you blindly chase the quarterback on the read option, you're giving up contain. The running backs don't just go up the middle, sometimes they go outside (and that scored two touchdowns last week). The QB if five yards behind the line of scrimmage when he hands the ball off on the read option. How on earth can you get there fast enough to hit him when he hands it off without drawing a 15 yard penalty?
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THey dont think about that kind of stuff. They seem to think its as easily done as it is said. Who doesnt want to lay wood on a mobile qb?
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[quote name='Midnight toker' timestamp='1358972995' post='1327800']
THey dont think about that kind of stuff. They seem to think its as easily done as it is said. Who doesnt want to lay wood on a mobile qb?
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Trust me nothing in this world is as easy as it sounds.

I have a ton of respect for the 49ers as a team, and I will root for them anytime they play anyone other than the Ravens.

Yet the 49ers are playing the Ravens in the Super Bowl, and the Ravens D are the best the 49ers have faced all season.

Sure we don't have all the flashy stats and rankings in our favor for the regular season this year. But the Ravens D has been one of the NFL's finest for over a decade. They will throw everything including the kitchen sink to disrupt, confuse, and "lay the wood" to Kaepernick. If we can confuse the likes of Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning what chance does Kaepernick really have? Sure he can do some things from a physical standpoint (his legs) that they cannot, but I don't think for a second he will truly beat us with his arm. Furthermore, dinking and dunking only works with moving the ball down the field and time of possession. We are very stingy in the redzone, and the Ravens do a great job of keeping things in front of them.

Lastly, the biggest drawback to a mobile QB is the greater chance of injury. Ask RG3 how playing us has worked out for him.
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If Pollard is worried about Kaep then Gore runs right by him, If the ball isnt flying down field to Vernon...

A lot of weapons to watch for....
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[quote name='Dudeman' timestamp='1358974489' post='1327849']
Trust me nothing in this world is as easy as it sounds.

I have a ton of respect for the 49ers as a team, and I will root for them anytime they play anyone other than the Ravens.

Yet the 49ers are playing the Ravens in the Super Bowl, and the Ravens D are the best the 49ers have faced all season.

Sure we don't have all the flashy stats and rankings in our favor for the regular season this year. But the Ravens D has been one of the NFL's finest for over a decade. They will throw everything including the kitchen sink to disrupt, confuse, and "lay the wood" to Kaepernick. If we can confuse the likes of Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning what chance does Kaepernick really have? Sure he can do some things from a physical standpoint (his legs) that they cannot, but I don't think for a second he will truly beat us with his arm. Furthermore, dinking and dunking only works with moving the ball down the field and time of possession. We are very stingy in the redzone, and the Ravens do a great job of keeping things in front of them.

Lastly, the biggest drawback to a mobile QB is the greater chance of injury. Ask RG3 how playing us has worked out for him.
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AH but atlanta tried that too. use a D that contains the qb and doesnt allow him space to beat you with his legs. So using the same scheme, they beat you with the legs of the running backs, AND Kaep's arm. One of the things you lose in containing a mobile qb like him is having to rely on single coverage on the tight end. our tight end is probably the fastest guy on the team, and that's saying a lot. If baltimore can play bend dont break, they may have a good chance to disrupt the 49ers O. A good part of the year the 49ers O would have little to no problems moving the ball up the field, but didnt score the touchdowns at a high enough rate. had to depend on field goal attempts (that failed as you can see). if your boys can stay stingy in the red zone it will be a very long day for the 49ers. BUT Harbaugh is a great game planner and 2nd half adjuster. If one thing isnt working they go to another, and that almost always works out for them. It's rare when it doesnt. The rams game they lost becuase akers missed two end of regulation/end of OT field goals. so lets fast forward to seattle, which was the only loss where they didnt recover from less than stellar play.

Just as you are sure that we wont be seeing the same ravens team that lost 6 games, losing 3 out of the last 5 games of the year, including once to philly, you will not be seeing the same 49ers team that got beat by seattle a month ago.
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[quote name='2012_49ers' timestamp='1358972791' post='1327792']
You know, Falcons fans were saying the same thing, as were Falcon players. So why didn't they hit him? Because, if you blindly chase the quarterback on the read option, you're giving up contain. The running backs don't just go up the middle, sometimes they go outside (and that scored two touchdowns last week). The QB if five yards behind the line of scrimmage when he hands the ball off on the read option. How on earth can you get there fast enough to hit him when he hands it off without drawing a 15 yard penalty?
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[quote name='Midnight toker' timestamp='1358972995' post='1327800']
THey dont think about that kind of stuff. They seem to think its as easily done as it is said. Who doesnt want to lay wood on a mobile qb?
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I always find this futile (on [i][b][u]ANY[/u][/b][/i]​ message board)- trying to go into the opposition forum just to defend their respective team/allegiance.

Commendable; but ultimately futile.


That's like a Pepsi-fanboy going to a Coke forum and saying [i]"nah uh - Pepsi is just as good!" [/i]- may have a point; but the act itself is rather pointless.

Before people pull out the [i]"I can do what I want" [/i]etc spiel; no one is saying you can't post anywhere - just that these types of things are a waste of time.

Now if you're here to discuss politely or congrats/commiserate or whatever (instead of trying to negate every post on here - I mean what do you expect? It's obviously going to be a pro-Raven board and the perspectives are going to represent that viewpoint).

Peace. :)
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I think we will see a lot of 8 man fronts playing man coverage with a single high safety. I expect to see a lot of zone blitzes in passing situations and DB back blitzes in general to force the issue. The key us being aggressive while staying disciplined. Im most worried about the PA.

SF beat GB because they were completely caught off guard by the zone read and Atl played it too conservative.

Fortunately our defense is way better than either of those teams. It's not like SF is some kind of Juggernaut offense. We just shut down one of the moat prolific offenses ever...I'm not nearly as worried about SF.
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The way I see it , I'll be surprised if a QB with 8 games of experience or so will beat a Ravens experienced
defense with Lewis,Reed,Suggs,Pollard & Ngata .
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[quote name='footballfan78' timestamp='1358983798' post='1328164']
Forums are made for fun arguments about football. What else do we have to do this week. I am on the niners site but the same old conversations get boring. If you all want me to leave, fine I will
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Agreed, but you should temper your expectations about negative views on the Ravens being taken serously.
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[color=#FF0000][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(247, 247, 247)]- Niners have crabree who has[b] elite potential and amazing hands. [/b]Will catch the ball anywhere, [u]even in the middle of the field[/u][/background][/size][/font][/color][u][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(247, 247, 247)].[/background][/size][/font][/color][/u]


Highly recommend that you not send Crabtree to the middle of the field

not good
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but for the record, I'd rather have someone else spying him, he has an arm, if Pollard is hitting him, he'll have gotten the first down. Pollard belongs in the secondary when its pass, not at the LOS.
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They also have hard hitters
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEzJM1nWr38"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEzJM1nWr38[/url]
But none like Pollard
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMYmKZfwUC4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMYmKZfwUC4[/url]
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sadly as a fan of the sport i Like kaep. he is very very talented and i enjoy watching him play . I think its a mistake playing him in a big game like this . i think running like rg3, russell wilson etc by qb's is not a good thing from an injury perspective. There is a reason joe has played in so many games without missing ,,,,,he has shown he can run .i also don't see any team making a 12 -14 million investment in a qb only to have them injured . thats just my opinion.
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[quote name='runamuk' timestamp='1358985802' post='1328223']
sadly as a fan of the sport i Like kaep. he is very very talented and i enjoy watching him play . I think its a mistake playing him in a big game like this . i think running like rg3, russell wilson etc by qb's is not a good thing from an injury perspective. There is a reason joe has played in so many games without missing ,,,,,he has shown he can run .i also don't see any team making a 12 -14 million investment in a qb only to have them injured . thats just my opinion.
[/quote]i can't believe i'm saying this but i agree with you about mobile qb's. short shelf life . ngata hit rg3 once,,,,,the argument that they can run fast is not valid ngata is over 300 pounds . i can see kapernick thinking hmm ed reed old man watch me torch him ,,,,,,,,,,,,that never ends well for rookies :)
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[quote name='admartian' timestamp='1358978559' post='1327991']
I always find this futile (on [i][b][u]ANY[/u][/b][/i]​ message board)- trying to go into the opposition forum just to defend their respective team/allegiance.

Commendable; but ultimately futile.


That's like a Pepsi-fanboy going to a Coke forum and saying [i]"nah uh - Pepsi is just as good!" [/i]- may have a point; but the act itself is rather pointless.

Before people pull out the [i]"I can do what I want" [/i]etc spiel; no one is saying you can't post anywhere - just that these types of things are a waste of time.

Now if you're here to discuss politely or congrats/commiserate or whatever (instead of trying to negate every post on here - I mean what do you expect? It's obviously going to be a pro-Raven board and the perspectives are going to represent that viewpoint).

Peace. :)
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Couldn't agree more...I've never signed up for another teams forum to talk about how great and unstopable the ravens are.
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[quote name='Ravens_fan' timestamp='1358987432' post='1328261']
Couldn't agree more...I've never signed up for another teams forum to talk about how great and unstopable the ravens are.
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well one time I went onto the steelers board and convinced them that the Ravens are a far better team, they said thank you for my insight and we all went on with out lives.....HA! I'm kidding, you can't change someone that does not want to be changed. Fans are fans for a reason. Trying to prove to Jacksonville fans their team sucks could even prove to be difficult.
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[quote name='black blood purple passion' timestamp='1358987890' post='1328265']
well one time I went onto the steelers board and convinced them that the Ravens are a far better team, they said thank you for my insight and we all went on with out lives.....HA! I'm kidding, you can't change someone that does not want to be changed. Fans are fans for a reason. Trying to prove to Jacksonville fans their team sucks could even prove to be difficult.
[/quote]Agreed.

Even as a gamer; I wouldn't go to a Nintendo board/forum and tell them they're out of touch with the gaming-core. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right - but it's pointless.

now if I were to go there respecting and [b][i][u]understanding[/u][/i][/b] their viewpoint will likely be the opposite of mine, and not try to convince them otherwise, then I get that if you're there just to shoot the [crap]; talk within the confines of that area, then fine.

Like I said, no one is stopping anyone. It's just really pointless. :)
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[quote name='Trailbreaker77' timestamp='1358855811' post='1325589']
Is Mr. Pollard going to be the QB spy?
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Mr. Pollard may be Kaps' worst nightmare......... or it will most likely end up being the Raven's D as a whole. For Kaps' sake, I hope it is the latter.
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[quote name='Ravens_fan' timestamp='1358987432' post='1328261']
Couldn't agree more...I've never signed up for another teams forum to talk about how great and unstopable the ravens are.
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Exactly. What's the point?
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[quote name='runamuk' timestamp='1358985802' post='1328223']
sadly as a fan of the sport i Like kaep. he is very very talented and i enjoy watching him play . I think its a mistake playing him in a big game like this . i think running like rg3, russell wilson etc by qb's is not a good thing from an injury perspective. There is a reason joe has played in so many games without missing ,,,,,he has shown he can run .i also don't see any team making a 12 -14 million investment in a qb only to have them injured . thats just my opinion.
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Now that you bring this up, I couldn't agree more. Kap seems like a stand up guy and is extremely talented. But to feed him to the Ravens at this point of his career is almost criminal. I think he will recover though..... Let's just hope he doesn't get seriously injured. Just sayin'.
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[quote name='black blood purple passion' timestamp='1358984747' post='1328195']
but for the record, I'd rather have someone else spying him, he has an arm, if Pollard is hitting him, he'll have gotten the first down. Pollard belongs in the secondary when its pass, not at the LOS.
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In the secondary is good, and the backfield, at times, can be good as well. The Beast roams, striking with force!
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[quote name='footballfan78' timestamp='1358982372' post='1328125']
It is debatable. For you to say otherwise is pretty homerish. And I'm not saying the Niners are better, just that its debatable.

Best part is we get to see very soon
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Ok fair point. Anything is debatable. I think from an objective stand-point the Ravens weapons are better. The only advantage I would give to SF is at the TE simply because Davis is an absolute beast even though Pitta has been more productive, but at pretty much every other skill position the Ravens are deeper and more talented. Both Olines have been playing at a high level so that is pretty much a wash and the QBs are pretty equal although I would give the slight edge to Flacco due to the experience factor. Kaepernick's ability to run is a wild card though.
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[quote name='awholelottahaloti' timestamp='1358989275' post='1328284']
In the secondary is good, and the backfield, at times, can be good as well. The Beast roams, striking with force!
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well in passing situations I'd hope he wasn't in the backfield unless he was sent on a blitz. In the run game, I'm all for our safeties run supporting with a nice 15 yard head of steam. Just saying this Kaepernick kid can't be taken lightly, he's made some magical plays, we'll have to be firing on all cylinders. His offence is like a faster, more physical version of the Redskins with RG III.
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If Kap wants to last then he needs to run less like RG3/Vick or Newton (though Cam is built like a big LBer) and be a lot more like Russell and A-Rod, Luck, Ponder. Being that if/when they do run; they slide or go OB straight away (no worry about extra yards and what not and live to fight another day).

Plus that frustrates the D at not having the chance at hitting you hard.
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[quote name='runamuk' timestamp='1358985802' post='1328223']
sadly as a fan of the sport i Like kaep. he is very very talented and i enjoy watching him play . I think its a mistake playing him in a big game like this . i think running like rg3, russell wilson etc by qb's is not a good thing from an injury perspective. There is a reason joe has played in so many games without missing ,,,,,he has shown he can run .i also don't see any team making a 12 -14 million investment in a qb only to have them injured . thats just my opinion.
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Kaepernick threw for 76% and over 11 yards per attempt in the NFC Championship game and... it's a mistake to play him in the Superbowl?
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[quote name='awholelottahaloti' timestamp='1358989040' post='1328282']
Now that you bring this up, I couldn't agree more. Kap seems like a stand up guy and is extremely talented. But to feed him to the Ravens at this point of his career is almost criminal. I think he will recover though..... Let's just hope he doesn't get seriously injured. Just sayin'.
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lol FEED him to the Ravens?

Overall I have found this site to be one of the better opposing team sites, but man, like the Falcons site some of you really don't know Kaepernick.
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The thing with Kaepernick, is that he is a very intelligent runner. He hardly ever takes a hit. He slides before it comes to that.
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[quote name='xxPaceRxx' timestamp='1358995844' post='1328423']
The thing with Kaepernick, is that he is a very intelligent runner. He hardly ever takes a hit. He slides before it comes to that.
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We get that, but RG3 and Steve Young were "smart" scramblers too. Steve Young probably could've had a longer career, and RG3 didn't see Ngata in blind pursuit.

Look most of us Ravens fans like Kaepernick, but you gotta be careful with the scrambling stuff. It's an all-pro Super Bowl defense and Ray Lewis last stand this is an all or nothing kind of game for us. Kaepernick, like Luck has a long career in front of him. This is Ravens time, and you're in Ravens country!!
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You know what 49ers fans should be worried about, above all? Two weeks of film study. Yes, the 49ers have some athletic advantages on some match-ups but I think Ray & Ed will have our D anticipating Kaep's every move.
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