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The Falcons didn’t do a great job of putting hands on Russell Wilson last weekend, but they’re vowing to make sure 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn’t treat them the same way.

“If you get the opportunity to blow up somebody and make a statement, that’s what you want to do,” safety William Moore said, via Jim Corbett of USA Today. “They’re a physical team, too.

Their receivers block down the field.“We’re going to go out there well-prepared. Keeping the quarterback in the pocket, we have to go in there and keep contain on him.”While using a phrase like “blow up somebody,” sounds inflammatory, the Falcons would need to tighten up defensively to avoid a repeat of the show Kaepernick put on against the Packers, which including 181 rushing yards.

And they apparently think being physical with the 49ers is the way to do that.“You definitely want to set the tone and send a message if he’s a guy that likes to run the ball: ‘We’re going to be here.’ You want to put some tags on him if he keeps the ball in his hands,” safety Thomas DeCoud said.

“With a quarterback of this caliber who can tote the rock like he can, you always have to be accounted for — have somebody account for him in the rush or in the back end. Somebody has to have eyes on him to make sure we keep him in the pocket.

”Considering Wilson combined for 445 combined yards last week, and Kaepernick is probably more of a runner, that’s easier said than done.

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A DE should be "Blowing him up" on every read option play. That is the way every college team defends the run option. You run the play, your QB takes a hit. End of story. I vaguely remember RG3 crying about this early in the year...he wasn't getting the protection other QBs do. If you are executing a run fake(rolling out faking you have the ball), or in a running posture, you are just a ball carrier in the eyes of the league.

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A DE should be "Blowing him up" on every read option play. That is the way every college team defends the run option. You run the play, your QB takes a hit. End of story. I vaguely remember RG3 crying about this early in the year...he wasn't getting the protection other QBs do. If you are executing a run fake(rolling out faking you have the ball), or in a running posture, you are just a ball carrier in the eyes of the league.

I never understood why pure scrambling quarterback always cry about getting roughed up. If you don't wanna get treated like a beesh, stay in the pocket and make more plays with your arm
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Prediction: the Niners know full well Nolan will take this approach and run primarily out of the pro set. Why not? They've got a huge size advantage on the line and a big book of running sets.

this what i think too - although I hope Nolan knows full well niners know full well he will try this - gonna be a **** of a chess match
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The Falcons didn't do a great job of putting hands on Russell Wilson last weekend, but they're vowing to make sure 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't treat them the same way.

"If you get the opportunity to blow up somebody and make a statement, that's what you want to do," safety William Moore said, via Jim Corbett of USA Today. "They're a physical team, too.

Their receivers block down the field."We're going to go out there well-prepared. Keeping the quarterback in the pocket, we have to go in there and keep contain on him."While using a phrase like "blow up somebody," sounds inflammatory, the Falcons would need to tighten up defensively to avoid a repeat of the show Kaepernick put on against the Packers, which including 181 rushing yards.

And they apparently think being physical with the 49ers is the way to do that."You definitely want to set the tone and send a message if he's a guy that likes to run the ball: 'We're going to be here.' You want to put some tags on him if he keeps the ball in his hands," safety Thomas DeCoud said.

"With a quarterback of this caliber who can tote the rock like he can, you always have to be accounted for — have somebody account for him in the rush or in the back end. Somebody has to have eyes on him to make sure we keep him in the pocket.

"Considering Wilson combined for 445 combined yards last week, and Kaepernick is probably more of a runner, that's easier said than done.

Oh really? Because we've had so much success against mobile QBs this year? How many shoulder ram tackles will we try this week?

We CANNOT out-physical the 49ers. We have to out-smart them.

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Oh really? Because we've had so much success against mobile QBs this year? How many shoulder ram tackles will we try this week?

We CANNOT out-physical the 49ers. We have to out-smart them.

And out quick them. You're right: if you play to your strengths you have a shot. If you try to play to ours, you probably don't. Not because it isn't a solid tactic, but more because your team simply isn't built for it.

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"The Falcons didn’t do a great job of putting hands on Russell Wilson last weekend"

Don't feel bad. That f***er is slippery. I can't count how many times he had three or four 49ers chasing 13 years behind the LOS.... only to have him turn it into a 10-yard gain.

The little guy is slippery!

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The Falcons didn't do a great job of putting hands on Russell Wilson last weekend, but they're vowing to make sure 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't treat them the same way.

"If you get the opportunity to blow up somebody and make a statement, that's what you want to do," safety William Moore said, via Jim Corbett of USA Today. "They're a physical team, too.

Their receivers block down the field."We're going to go out there well-prepared. Keeping the quarterback in the pocket, we have to go in there and keep contain on him."While using a phrase like "blow up somebody," sounds inflammatory, the Falcons would need to tighten up defensively to avoid a repeat of the show Kaepernick put on against the Packers, which including 181 rushing yards.

And they apparently think being physical with the 49ers is the way to do that."You definitely want to set the tone and send a message if he's a guy that likes to run the ball: 'We're going to be here.' You want to put some tags on him if he keeps the ball in his hands," safety Thomas DeCoud said.

"With a quarterback of this caliber who can tote the rock like he can, you always have to be accounted for — have somebody account for him in the rush or in the back end. Somebody has to have eyes on him to make sure we keep him in the pocket.

"Considering Wilson combined for 445 combined yards last week, and Kaepernick is probably more of a runner, that's easier said than done.

The part about their WRs and TEs blocking downfield is truth, they are very good at it.

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It could happen. Idk how smart Kap is, but he can't be smarter than Peyton Manning.

He certainly isn't as experienced but he was an A student who was recruited by Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth and he scored very high on the Wonderlick.

Manning's football IQ encreased with experience.

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