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Tue, 21 May 2013 18:08:04 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and WRs A.J. Jenkins and Ricardo Lockette lived together for two months in Atlanta during the offseason, working together at a nearby training facility. And since the opening of the team's offseason program, WR Anquan Boldin has served as a mentor, helping the two receivers on route running after practice.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:16:31 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin said he has called QB Colin Kaepernick about working out and start building chemistry. Boldin said it will take time for the two to build chemistry but is not sure how long it will take.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:18:31 -0700
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said there is some concern that QB Colin Kaepernick could become too big, and too strong, as he does his offseason workouts. Harbaugh would prefer he worked on his speed and quickness. "If you're just talking about weightlifting and upper-body strength, yes, I think there is that fear," Harbaugh said. "It's something we've talked about. 'I don't want you getting too jacked-up, Colin.' I want some speed, quickness, not just (flexing chest his muscles)."
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:55:10 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WRs Chad Hall and Ricardo Lockette are working out with QB Colin Kaepernick in Georgia. WR A.J. Jenkins is expected to join them in the near future.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:13:19 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers could look to add a wide receiver in the offseason, someone who can take pressure off of WR Michael Crabtree. Crabtree was targeted 94 times in QB Colin Kaepernick's 10 starts, 55 more than any other receiver.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:04:27 -0800
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs said he did not think much of San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick prior to Super Bowl XLVII; however, he came away impressed with the quarterback following the game. Kaepernick threw for 302 yards, in addition to rushing for 62 yards against the Ravens. "When you go in there and you're playing a guy like that, I hate quarterbacks, but that kid is the truth and I have the upmost respect for him," Suggs said. "I don't think he needs to hold his head down at all because he's going to play in a few (Super Bowls)."
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:04:40 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree was targeted 94 times in QB Colin Kaepernick's 10 starts this season, which was the most amount all receivers. WR Randy Moss and TE Vernon Davis were tied for second with 39 targets each.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:37:58 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins is expected to join QB Colin Kaepernick for offseason workouts as he looks to improve his overall game. "Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," Jenkins said. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger." Jenkins only was active for three games in the regular season. He was in uniform during the playoffs but had no passes thrown his way, and he played three snaps in Super Bowl XLVII.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:36:31 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said Tuesday, Feb. 5, that he'll be training in Atlanta within a week, and he will be bringing some of his receivers along with him. Kaepernick said he will only be able to remember his breakout 2012 season "as not being good enough."
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:19:10 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers were the first team in Super Bowl history to have a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers in the game. QB Colin Kaepernick threw for 302 yards, RB Frank Gore rushed for 100 yards, WR Michael Crabtree recorded 109 receiving yards and TE Vernon Davis recorded 104 receiving yards.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:39:12 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was critical of his performance following Super Bowl XLVII. "I feel like I made too many mistakes for us to win," Kaepernick said. "Things weren't working in the first half. We just didn't finish our drives. We turned the ball over a couple times. That was the difference in the game." Kaepernick finished with 302 yards passing with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:50:46 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 230-plus yards in each of his last four games, the longest streak by a 49ers quarterback since 2004.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:37:44 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said running the option enables a unit to play 11-on-11. "Football without an option attack, the offense is basically playing with 10. A quarterback that doesn't block anybody, isn't an ineligible pass receiver, basically leaves the defense with one more than you have," Harbaugh said. "But when the quarterback is the threat to run in an option attack, or give or pitch, that gets the numbers back to even, back to 11-on-11." QB Colin Kaepernick not only has the ability to be an effective passer, but also has the speed to turn the corner.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:40:22 -0800
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said he would like to keep QBs Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith on the roster next season. "I hope he's with us," York said of Smith. "From a cap standpoint, we have the room to be able to keep him. One quarterback is usually not enough to get you through a season. And to have two guys which the Niners had in Steve (Young) and Joe (Montana) for a long time, there's no reason why you can't have two guys on your team. And I hope we can find a way to make that happen." York added Smith has not yet asked the team to release him.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:36:56 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh believes offensive coordinator Greg Roman is changing the way people around the league are thinking about offensive football. Roman has effectively combined aspects of the read-option that QB Colin Kaepernick runs out of the pistol formation without losing the power game with fullbacks and tight ends that the team likes to run. "I think Greg Roman has done a job that is revolutionary in football," Harbaugh said. "I think the way he has mixed the trap, the power, the wham plays, into the pistol offense and into our conventional offense has been revolutionary in many ways."
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:30:18 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said QB Alex Smith has done more than anyone to prepare QB Colin Kaepernick for games. "He's prepared and been involved in the game planning, in preparations, he's prepared himself as the starter each week," Harbaugh said of Smith. "That's what he's done, that's what we expect of him and that's what he has delivered. Another person really to credit in Colin's success because Alex has really helped coach Colin and has been right there by his side. Sitting there in meetings every single day. He coaches Colin now more than I do, and that speaks high of the kind of person and teammate that Alex Smith is."
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 04:25:28 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he is not feeling any pressure to win Super Bowl XLVII. "Pressure comes from a lack of preparation," Kaepernick said. "This is not a pressure situation. It's a matter of going out and performing."
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:58:06 -0800
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Thursday, Jan. 24, the key to containing San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII is to not let him get to the outside, in addition to tacking him when the opportunity arises. "We're going to have to tackle him. We're going to have to keep him inside of our defense," Harbaugh said. "We're not going to be able to run past him. He's fully capable of putting 200 yards on you, just as capable as Frank Gore is or any of their running backs. He's not just an integral part of their passing game, he's a huge part of their run game. We'll have a plan for it. Assignment football is going to be really important for us. Change-ups are going to be important for us. We just have to play well against him."
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:39:21 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has applied to trademark "Kaepernicking," the quarterback's touchdown celebration in which he kisses his bicep.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:34:53 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have run option plays 29 times in the playoffs after using them just 26 times in QB Colin Kaepernick's seven regular season starts. On those postseason plays, the 49ers have averaged 8.4 yards per rush with four touchdowns.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:12:38 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has reached his first Super Bowl appearance after just nine career starts, third-fewest in league history.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:33:21 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers used the option on 13 rushes in the NFC Championship Game; however, QB Colin Kaepernick didn't keep on any of those plays. Although the Atlanta Falcons were able to contain Kaepernick, they failed to stop the 49ers running backs on options, allowing three touchdowns on those plays.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:29:48 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was 9-of-11 passing for 129 yards and a touchdown when the Atlanta Falcons sent five or more pass rushers during the NFC Championship Game, setting a career high for passing yards against added pressure. Kaepernick's primary target on such throws was TE Vernon Davis, who caught four passes for 75 yards and a touchdown when the Falcons sent extra pressure.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:26:38 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had five receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. Davis had previously struggled to connect with QB Colin Kaepernick. He had one touchdown catch since Kaepernick took over as starting quarterback in Week 11, and had just one or fewer catches in six of his first eight games with Kaepernick starting.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:59:58 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly may have changed his mind about coaching at the pro level after watching Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick perform in the divisional round playoffs last weekend, according to former NFL head coach Tony Dungy. "Could it be that Chip Kelly watched the playoffs and watched Russell Wilson run a little bit of his read option in the spread offense, and watched Colin Kaepernick run a little bit more of it?" Dungy said. Dungy added he believes Kelly watched the playoffs thinking, "My offense is way farther advanced than that, and maybe if this is going through the NFL, it might not be so tough."
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:56:19 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick could have a good matchup against an Atlanta Falcons defense that has struggled against mobile quarterbacks this season. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton amassed over 700 yards in two games against Atlanta. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went off to the tune of 385 passing yards and another 60 running the ball against the Falcons in the divisional round.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:09:45 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick dominated against the Green Bay Packers in the team's NFC divisional win Saturday, Jan. 12. He ran for 181 yards, which is an NFL quarterback record, and had two rushing touchdowns. He also threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns with an interception that was returned for a touchdown. On the evening, the 49ers piled on 579 yards of offense, with 323 yards coming from the running game. He rushed for 107 yards on 11 carries during the first half alone. Kaepernick said the team's offensive line did an amazing job during the game.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:31:15 -0800
The Green Bay Packers defense is expected to send heavy pressure at San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, who will be making his first postseason start Saturday, Jan. 12. The Packers' 40-percent blitz rate during the regular season was the fourth-highest in the NFL. Kaepernick completed 57 percent of his passes against the blitz this season, ranking No. 20 in the NFL.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:47:54 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is confident heading into his first career NFL playoff start Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers. "I think I've said before, this is my 17th year of football. So, football is football once you get on the field," Kaepernick said Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:46:36 -0800
While San Francisco 49ers QBs Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick have switched roles, with the second-year Kaepernick now the start, Smith has been the consummate pro throughout the time. "Alex is as professional as you can get and Alex himself is getting ready for this game. So, they are lock-step in their preparation," offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:44:04 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree posted 19 catches for 344 yards and four touchdowns over the final three regular season games. He thinks he is just scratching the surface heading into the playoffs. He and QB Colin Kaepernick are building a nice rapport, and they experiment together in practice. However, it's their game-time success which breeds more success. "Chemistry really comes on Sunday," Crabtree said. "It comes during the week, too, but when you connect on Sundays, it gives you more confidence."
Fantasy Tip: Crabtree is among the most expensive fantasy option in postseason salary cap formats, but the way he is playing he might be underpriced. He should have another strong game, and is worthy of WR1 fantasy status this weekend.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:46:50 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said QB Colin Kaepernick is prepared for the challenge the playoffs bring. "Just being in the situations he's been in," Harbaugh explained, "the way he's handled himself in those situations, at this point we can say just about everything, you know, that a quarterback could face. He's done well."
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 08:54:03 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore is averaging 5.4 yards per carry when QB Alex Smith starts at quarterback and just 3.9 yards per carry when QB Colin Kaepernick starts.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 18:45:16 -0800
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers felt facing Minnesota Vikings QB Joe Webb in the NFC Wild Card game was a good preview for next week's matchup against the San Francisco 49ers and QB Colin Kaepernick, also a mobile quarterback. The 49ers also have a powerful back in RB Frank Gore. "Well I think there is some value because I think there are some similarities," Capers said.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:21:32 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, OG Mike Iupati, RB Frank Gore and WR Michael Crabtree were each lifted early in Week 17 win against the Arizona Cardinals for added rest.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:29:55 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore, who had just six carries in Week 16, has been adjusting his game since the team went from QB Alex Smith to QB Colin Kaepernick at quarterback. Using the pistol formation more frequently changes the way Gore approaches the running game. "Some plays you just don't know if he's going to keep (the ball) or not," Gore said of Kaepernick. "I've got to be patient and can't hit the hole that fast in the pistol." Gore has 123 carries for 682 yards and four touchdowns with Smith at quarterback this season, compared to 115 carries for 464 yards and three scores with Kaepernick.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:28:57 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:13:36 -0800
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he believes San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith deserves to start for a team in 2013, a team that appreciates his skills. If QB Colin Kaepernick remains as the starter for the 49ers, Smith will likely be playing elsewhere. "He comes in, he's (got a) 70 percent completion (percentage), he's (got a) 100-plus quarterback rating. Last year, he's like barely over one percent interception percentage," Rodgers said of Smith. "He's a great quarterback, he just needs to go somewhere he gets appreciated for the skills he has and hopefully he gets a chance next year."
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:23:27 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree has been targeted 34 times in the team's last three games. He has 23 catches for 301 yards and two touchdowns with 90-plus receiving yards in each game during that span. Crabtree's sure hands have helped QB Colin Kaepernick, who has a 113.6 rating in his five starts when targeted the receiver.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:59:55 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 14 of his 25 pass attempts for 216 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Week 15 game against the New England Patriots. He also had seven runs for 28 yards.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 06:15:55 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss has been impressed with QB Colin Kaepernick this season, particularly his ability to lead. "I think his ability to be able to come off the bench and lead a team, I think that's most important," Moss said. "... I think Kap's been able to come in and just lead us as a whole unit. Anytime a guy can come in and lead like that, and I don't mean verbally - but leading by example - is what we us as football players look for in a player. Especially in a quarterback. So I really just compliment his leadership and going out there and leading our offense up and down the field."
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:16:45 -0800
San Francisco 49ers second-year QB Colin Kaepernick rebounded in Week 14 in a win over the Miami Dolphins. He had an 18-for-23 outing and posted a 100.2 passer rating in the victory. Kaepernick threw for 185 yards and chipped in six rushes for 53 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:50:20 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed QB Colin Kaepernick will be the starter in Week 14.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:17:49 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh made it seem as those the team will stick with QB Colin Kaepernick heading into Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins. "I will let you know if there's a change," Harbaugh said. "But right now, I feel as if (the starter vs. Miami) it would be the same this week. And I'm proud of Kap - proud of the way he played. He did some things, some really good things, under a lot of heat and duress and handled himself well, gave our team a chance to win."
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:06:00 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 21 of his 32 pass attempts for 208 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 13 game against the St. Louis Rams. He also had nine carries for a team-high 84 yards in the overtime loss, but no touchdowns and one fumble lost. After the game, head coach Jim Harbaugh indicated he did not anticipate any changes at quarterback heading into Week 14.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:55:56 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that QB Colin Kaepernick will start in the team's Week 13 game.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:06:05 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team expects to make a decision on their starting quarterback between QBs Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick by Wednesday, Nov. 28. "Alex Smith is our starting quarterback. He has not done anything to lose that job," Harbaugh said. "In fact, he's playing at a very high level. Also, Colin Kaepernick, you can't categorize him as a backup quarterback, because he's started games and played very well in those games." Harbaugh said anything is possible this week, including using both quarterbacks in Week 13 against the St. Louis Rams.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:54:05 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to keep the starting quarterback job when QB Alex Smith (concussion) returns.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:43:36 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he believes QB Alex Smith remains the favorite to be the starting quarterback moving forward despite QB Colin Kaepernick's performance. Head coach Jim Harbaugh is not committing to either player at this point. "It's difficult, but I think Alex is still the man," Davis said. "In my heart I strongly believe that and you'll know next week. I'm sure Harbaugh will make a nice decision who he wants to go with but right now we have two outstanding playmakers."
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 05:52:59 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed five of seven passes outside the pocket for 54 yards and his only touchdown in Week 12. All three of his touchdown passes this season have come on throws outside the pocket.