The San Francisco 49ers offense has been struggling, particularly quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers passing offense ranks 32nd in the league in terms of yards per game. In the last two games, both losses, Kapernick is 28-of-53 for 218 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
“We’re certainly not a finished product,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “I think those opportunities are out there and the roof is going to blow off. It’s going to pop. It’s coming.”
This rough patch for Kaepernick will only be beneficial in the long run according to Roman.
“As far as his development of a quarterback, this is extremely valuable for him to go through these types of situations, battle his way out and learn from them,” Roman said. “To play quarterback in this league is a tall task over time there are so many different things you’ll encounter, so many different players you’ll play with, all those different things that contribute to your growth as a quarterback.”
Head coach Jim Harbaugh has handled it differently refusing to acknowledge Kaepernick’s struggles publicly. He expressed shock that anyone would think Kaepernick isn’t playing well. The 49ers will need Kaepernick to pop to keep their playoff hopes alive.