So apparently Kaepernick was the one who checked into the fade on that controversial final play for the 49ers. He said a play was called for coverage, he saw cover zero, and audibled out of the original play.
I don't know if a fade is the best call for a fourth down play, but I'll commend the kid on the guts he took. There is no almost no bigger play in the game of football than that 4th down. He saw something, trusted his himself on what he saw and tried to take control.
Obviously, it didn't work out. But this was just his 10th start. I think he'll be more adept to know what works and what doesn't work in those situations with more playing time. Out of all the starting QBs who finished out the season, only Hoyer, Pryor and Foles had less playing time than him.
I like the kids confidence. I like his ability. Don't know of his worth ethic is, but if it's good he's got a really great chance of developing into something very special. I was impressed with a lot of his passes in the game. Teams may figure out the pistol, but he's got the arm to compensate