Coming off the bye week, the Bucs will be heading west to face the 49ers in San Francisco. Though it’s probably every team’s hope to play a QB like Blaine Gabbert each week, we’ll be facing Colin Kaepernick, as he’ll be getting his 2nd start of the season.
It’s not like that spells certain doom for the Bucs either. In his week 6 start, Kaepernick was just 13 for 29 for 187 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 66 yards on 8 carries, more than their RB Carlos Hyde.
It’ll be the first time this year that the Bucs are facing a starting read option QB. I’m not as concerned about the run game as much as I am with the deep threat that Torrey Smith always poses.
With the extra week of rest, if the defense can step up again like it did last week when it matters and if we can get some of our injured starters back, I don’t see any reason why we can’t find ourselves at 3-3 when next Monday rolls around.