Young’s advice: Tie up Kaepernick's legs

June, 4, 2014
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Steve Young -- the classic run-and-throw NFL quarterback -- has an idea for Colin Kaepernick this summer.

Tie up your legs.

You read that right.

Tuesday, on ESPN's "NFL Live" the former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback had that advice for the current fast-legged, big-armed 49ers passer. Young simply thinks Kaepernick needs to stop relying on his legs and try to become a better pocket quarterback as he enters his second full season as an NFL starter.

“That's going to be a very difficult thing for Colin to master," Young said about Kaepernick's penchant to leave the pocket. "He's going to have to tie his legs in training camp. Literally, he should tie his legs, physically, so he can't do anything but throw from the pocket.”

Do not expect the 49ers and Kaepernick to heed Young's advice, but do expect staying in the pocket and read progression to be a heavy part of Kaepernick's summer as it has been all offseason.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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