The Giants will fly almost 3,000 miles from home and they STILL can’t get away from Tim Tebow. Or at least a Tebow-like player.
That’s because the 49ers have their own version of the Jets’ Wildcat backup quarterback in Kaepernick, who can line up under center, in the shotgun, or out wide for passes.
“We spend a number of hours just looking at the different personnel packages that they have,” Fewell, the Giants’ defensive coordinator, said. “We have to prepare for that part. They keep adding things that you have to prepare for, so they become more difficult to defend.”
Kaepernick has run for 106 yards on 10 carries and last week against the Bills threw his first pass from the Wildcat formation, a 7-yard completion to Kyle Williams. He’s also run for two TDs, including one against the Jets.
Fewell said that the 49ers have always had an option element to their offense, but with a quarterback coming in to run plays the way Kaepernick does, “they’ve expanded that a little bit more.”