Montana: 49ers QB Kaepernick ‘needs to be more accurate in the pocket’
Legendary 49ers QB Joe Montana — who isn’t known for settling for mediocrity — sees room for improvement in Colin Kaepernick’s game, despite the 26-year-old play caller’s eight-game winning streak.
"I like his mobility and that he’s getting the ball downfield," Montana said, according to this report by USA TODAY Sports. "But sometimes, he needs to be more accurate in the pocket with pressure.
"The game is changing. Nobody wants to throw with pressure anymore. But the guys who can win in this league are the ones who can make throws from the pocket."
Montana knows a thing or two about what it takes to win in the NFL. He guided the 49ers to four Super Bowl championships from 1982 to 1990, being named game MVP three times. He was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
San Francisco visits Seattle on Sunday for a matchup with the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. If Kaepernick can manage to pull out a win, the Niners will have a second straight shot at a Super Bowl title vs. the winner of Sunday’s AFC title game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.
Montana may be concerned with Kaepernick’s all-around game, but it’s doubtful many fans care which way he gets the ball in the end zone vs. the Seahawks on Sunday.