Newly-acquired cornerback Shareece Wright, who was a member of the San Diego Chargers last season, sees a big difference in the San Francisco 49ers offense this season under new head coach Jim Tomsula:
“Kaepernick’s throwing the ball, and he has a lot more options,” Wright said. “Watching film on him (last year), it was, ‘We’re going to run the ball with (Frank) Gore and we’re going to throw the ball to one receiver.’ This year he’s opening it up a little bit. He’s not just attacking one side of the field or just throwing the ball to one person. Boldin was his guy last year who he threw the ball to, and we knew that. On third downs that’s who he wanted to get the ball to.”
New offensive coordinator Geep Chryst is opening up the passing game and relying on Kaepernick to make reads like a true pocket passer - and it remains to be seen if he can be successful in that system.