TALE OF THE TAPE

49ers

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At New Orleans Saints

    After taking the NFL by storm a year ago with his overwhelming athletic ability and fine passing ability, the 2013 season has been a much more challenging year for quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At San Francisco 49ers

    Cam Newton appears to have put his inconsistency beside him and gotten on a roll. He has magnificent athletic talent and he can get the job done as a passer and a runner.

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Jacksonville Jaguars

    The 49ers are winning games and showing hints of an explosive offense, but Colin Kaepernick hasn’t quite reached the expectations that many had for him this season.

  4. SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Colt McCoy #2 of the San Francisco 49ers takes his first huddle of the night againt the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 11: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field on October 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Colts defeated the Titans 31-9.
    Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers At Tennessee Titans

    The 49ers had one of the most explosive offensive teams in the league last year once Colin Kaepernick took over under center.

  5. GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talks to teammates in the huddle during the preseason NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Colt McCoy #2 of the San Francisco 49ers takes his first huddle of the night againt the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California.
    Tale Of The Tape: Arizona Cardinals At San Francisco 49ers

    Carson Palmer is not an elite quarterback. However, he understands what head coach Bruce Arians wants him to do with the offense.

  6. New Orleans Saints v Houston Texans San Francisco 49ers v St Louis Rams
    Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At San Francisco 49ers

    Matt Schaub is struggling this season and he has already thrown three interceptions that have been returned for touchdowns.

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