Indianapolis Colts’ defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois returns to San Francisco this week to play against his old team and former teammate — quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Francois knows firsthand the capabilities of Kaepernick, and offered his unique insight into how to contain him.
“Just make sure he’s not comfortable, ”Francois said to Mike Wells at ESPN.com. “Make sure you get him off his point. If you let him stay on his point, as you can see with the Green Bay game, he can get to rolling. Then if you let him add his legs, you know he’s got the most ridiculous stride, almost like he’s Usain Bolt running.”
Francois and the entire Colts’ defense will try to do what the Seattle Seahawks were able to do against the 49ers offense in week two.
After throwing for over 400 yards in a week one win against the Green Bay Packers, Kaepernick was held to just 13-of-18 passing for 127 yards with 3 interceptions in a 29-3 loss to division foe Seattle.
For the 49ers, they need to figure out a way to get the Kaeprnick they had in week one. After a crushing defeat at the hands of the Seahawks, beating a tough opponent at home could be the confidence boost they need to get their confidence back on track and slingshot them through the rest of the season.
Ricky Jean Francois hopes his experience will prevent that.