I totally agree that the Niners had atrocious off-seasons the past few years. Also the play calling has been terrible even since before Alex Smith was under center.
Our defense was the determining factor to most of our wins. They carried us.
I'm just saying that Kaepernick hasn't helped matters, since he only really thrives in broken plays. He can't read defenses, and panics as soon as he realizes a blitz is coming.
There really isn't a QB on our roster that we could have started or played that would have done well vs Seattle. They have played (out-played) us for a while now. In hindsight, Ponder might have been a better choice. We witnessed what Gabbert did today, and we already know that Sherman is one of Kaepernick's favorite receivers.