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(Pro Football Talk)   Colin Kaepernick claims Jim Harbaugh cost the 49ers the Super Bowl last year. Gee, Kaep, that's a unique way of opening your contract negotiations   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 57
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2014-02-01 05:37:11 PM  
I could be completely wrong about this, mind you, but I'm starting to get the impression that young Colin is a bit of a tool, though not the sharpest one.
 
2014-02-01 06:54:08 PM  
This is kinda fun. He's got a whole tour of "everyone's lucky to have beaten us and it's got little to do with my mistakes" going on this offseason.

Keep working on excuses instead of your game, Colin. I'm sure that'll work out for you.
 
2014-02-01 07:08:09 PM  
Personally, I never trust the word of anybody who has a comically thin skull.  Has nothing to do with his claim in this instance...he just has a skinny head.
 
2014-02-01 07:32:20 PM  

IAmRight: This is kinda fun. He's got a whole tour of "everyone's lucky to have beaten us and it's got little to do with my mistakes" going on this offseason.

Keep working on excuses instead of your game, Colin. I'm sure that'll work out for you.


He does seem to suffer from an acute case of doesn't-know-when-to-shut-up-itis, but he's right in this case. I don't understand why they didn't even attempt a running play.
 
2014-02-01 07:38:10 PM  

DrBenway: I could be completely wrong about this, mind you, but I'm starting to get the impression that young Colin is a bit of a tool, though not the sharpest one.


I believe you're on to something there

/Personally, I think Mr. Kaepernick should have his jerseys made with extra large collars so they don't tighten up so much during big games
 
2014-02-01 07:40:10 PM  
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U mad bro?
 
2014-02-01 08:18:34 PM  
He's a douche. Not exactly breaking news
 
2014-02-01 09:13:47 PM  
And a lack of a timeout cost them a shot at this year's NFC Championship.
 
2014-02-01 09:17:39 PM  
Go take some more naked pictures, Colin. That's what you're most valued for.
 
2014-02-01 09:18:00 PM  

Triumph: [cdn.fansided.com image 650x458]

U mad bro?


www.gannett-cdn.com

Yeah, u mad bro?
 
2014-02-01 09:24:36 PM  
The good thing is that Jim Harbaugh doesn't look like he's the kind to hold a grudge, right?
 
2014-02-01 09:27:29 PM  
Kaep is ether a complete idiot or a bit jealous of Sherm's recent media buzz and has had a "wait, if I act like a jerk I can get more attention!" Eureka moment this week.

The causal fan who doesn't know better walked away from that NFC championship game thinking the Seahawks were the brash assholes and the Niners as deserving targets of sympathy. Then Kaep opened his mouth this week.
 
2014-02-01 09:28:40 PM  
Your tears nourish me, Kap.
 
2014-02-01 09:29:42 PM  

IAmRight: This is kinda fun. He's got a whole tour of "everyone's lucky to have beaten us and it's got little to do with my mistakes" going on this offseason.

Keep working on excuses instead of your game, Colin. I'm sure that'll work out for you.


Hidden in his recent tirade about Richard Sherman and whatnot was him asking what all that had to do with Crabtree, since it was his own slightly underthrown ball that was the problem.

As to the Super Bowl, the Niners should have gone with the same exact play out of the time out.  Nothing like a rock paper scissors game against your older brother for the title.
 
2014-02-01 09:42:02 PM  

jake_lex: Triumph: [cdn.fansided.com image 650x458]

U mad bro?



Yeah, u mad bro?


Hahahaha!

Go Hawks.
 
2014-02-01 09:44:12 PM  
Kap's a biatch--his mom knew it the moment he was born...
 
2014-02-01 09:55:52 PM  
Looks like Colin is not really The Man.
 
2014-02-01 09:56:02 PM  
Kaepernick keeps referencing "Crabtree went 100 on him last year." I looked it up. This so called 100 was the combined yards he got against the Seahawks in the two games they played last season. And even then it was just a combined total of 8 catches for 96 yards and no touchdowns. I don't know when 96 yards all of a sudden automatically equaled 100, but hey, don't let a bit of revisionist history get in the way of sports narratives.

Oh and here's the link to the stats:  http://espn.go.com/.../_/id/12563/year/2012/michael-crabtree
 
2014-02-01 09:57:21 PM  
My bad on the link screw-up above. HERE it is.
 
2014-02-01 09:58:33 PM  

square028: Kaepernick keeps referencing "Crabtree went 100 on him last year." I looked it up. This so called 100 was the combined yards he got against the Seahawks in the two games they played last season. And even then it was just a combined total of 8 catches for 96 yards and no touchdowns. I don't know when 96 yards all of a sudden automatically equaled 100, but hey, don't let a bit of revisionist history get in the way of sports narratives.

Oh and here's the link to the stats:  http://espn.go.com/.../_/id/12563/year/2012/michael-crabtree


Crabtree has gained 100 yards in a game 0 times in 9 efforts against the Seahawks.
Crabtree has 0 TDs in 9 games against the Seahawks.

Keep throwing his way, Kaepernick!
 
2014-02-01 10:00:49 PM  

Dafatone: Hidden in his recent tirade about Richard Sherman and whatnot was him asking what all that had to do with Crabtree, since it was his own slightly underthrown ball that was the problem.


That is true. But with all the other stuff around it, that's one of those, "my bad, but....then someone spends 10 minutes explaining how it's not their fault" situations. You know they don't really take any of the blame, they just put it out there so they can say "hey, I said my bad!"
 
2014-02-01 10:01:16 PM  

IAmRight: square028: Kaepernick keeps referencing "Crabtree went 100 on him last year." I looked it up. This so called 100 was the combined yards he got against the Seahawks in the two games they played last season. And even then it was just a combined total of 8 catches for 96 yards and no touchdowns. I don't know when 96 yards all of a sudden automatically equaled 100, but hey, don't let a bit of revisionist history get in the way of sports narratives.

Oh and here's the link to the stats:  http://espn.go.com/.../_/id/12563/year/2012/michael-crabtree

Crabtree has gained 100 yards in a game 0 times in 9 efforts against the Seahawks.
Crabtree has 0 TDs in 9 games against the Seahawks.

Keep throwing his way, Kaepernick!


Yeah no kidding. His bitterness is getting to be pretty funny.
 
2014-02-01 10:12:29 PM  

DrBenway: I could be completely wrong about this, mind you, but I'm starting to get the impression that young Colin is a bit of a tool, though not the sharpest one.


I think he bought the marketing hype that he's a great quarterback.

/He's not even particularly good
 
2014-02-01 10:14:11 PM  
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Kaepernick has Progeria
 
2014-02-01 10:18:51 PM  
I kind of agree with him. Not about that play but I would love to see the rule changed where once a team lines up, time outs can only be called by players on the field and not the coaches.

Let the players on the field control the game but mainly it would get rid of the stupid move of the coach standing next to a ref and calling TO right before the snap of the ball in order to "ice" the kicker.
 
2014-02-01 10:24:50 PM  
In the Kaeped Krusader, San Francisco has the QB not that they need, but that they deserve.
 
2014-02-01 10:28:28 PM  

Having actually listened to the whole interview I thought Kaepernick came across pretty well. He was asked about his regrets from the Super Bowl and he gave an honest answer. How often do you hear sports interviews where people are being honest and open before they hit retirement



It is well worth a listen. Bill Simmons is somehow an excellent interviewer. Even if his column has hit a low although hopefully he will knock his Stern retirement column out the park his podcast is still a top listen.
 
2014-02-01 10:39:47 PM  
As a Niner fan, I can't hate him, but he really needs to STFU and work on his game.
 
2014-02-01 11:02:04 PM  

sotua: The good thing is that Jim Harbaugh doesn't look like he's the kind to hold a grudge, right?


Heh. Yeah, lucky thing.
 
2014-02-01 11:03:54 PM  

Fast B: He does seem to suffer from an acute case of doesn't-know-when-to-shut-up-itis, but he's right in this case. I don't understand why they didn't even attempt a running play.


Because everyone knows the NFL is a passing league and nothing will change the perception that the only way points are scored is by throwing the ball.


Mitch Taylor's Bro: As a Niner fan, I can't hate him, but he really needs to STFU and work on his game.


This seems like the defining difference between Wilson and Kaep.
 
2014-02-01 11:27:27 PM  
If you're biatching about the last couple of plays of the game, as they say, you shouldn't have let it come down to that.
 
2014-02-01 11:35:51 PM  
dunno, cant blame whoever calls a TO on a possibly game-winning redzone score... now, whoever called 4 passing plays in a row? that guy's an idiot
 
2014-02-01 11:49:31 PM  
and the play clock was running down so we called a timeout

In other words he should have said "hut" one second sooner?
 
2014-02-01 11:59:34 PM  
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2014-02-02 12:10:55 AM  

isthisme: Let the players on the field control the game but mainly it would get rid of the stupid move of the coach standing next to a ref and calling TO right before the snap of the ball in order to "ice" the kicker.


My solution to that is that you can call as many TOs as you want, but, if successful, the kick scores (3x(#of TOs +1)) - and, yes, that means Coach Uberdouche could potentially give up a 12-point field goal.  But I bet that shiat would stop tout suite
 
2014-02-02 12:14:35 AM  
I'm a Cardinals fan who's rooting for Denver tomorrow, but let's compare Kaep and Russell Wilson.

Kaep says crap like that.

Wilson stays quiet and actually tweeted out a congrats to Peyton Manning over winning the MVP tonight, adding that it would be "an honor" to compete against him tomorrow.

Kaep I never want to see near another Super Bowl. Wilson, I'd be happy for winning tomorrow because of his class and work ethic. I'd pissed to see Pete Carroll, Richard Sherman and Golden Tate win, but not Wilson.
 
2014-02-02 12:16:05 AM  
So, which team will he be "exploiting" the nickle D of Seattle on next year now after Harbaugh throws him to the curb?
 
2014-02-02 12:16:27 AM  

phalamir: isthisme: Let the players on the field control the game but mainly it would get rid of the stupid move of the coach standing next to a ref and calling TO right before the snap of the ball in order to "ice" the kicker.

My solution to that is that you can call as many TOs as you want, but, if successful, the kick scores (3x(#of TOs +1)) - and, yes, that means Coach Uberdouche could potentially give up a 12-point field goal.  But I bet that shiat would stop tout suite


If you call one on your own team a la Jason Garrett, does that factor into anything?
 
2014-02-02 12:18:24 AM  

Iczer: So, which team will he be "exploiting" the nickel D of Seattle on next year now after Harbaugh throws him to the curb?


/ftfm
//stupid tired brain...
 
2014-02-02 12:42:24 AM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: As a Niner fan, I can't hate him, but he really needs to STFU and work on his game.


I thinks it's pretty clear he's buying into his own hype. And holy crap was he hyped.
Personally, I think the 49er flagship station KNBR's morning show was driving that hype train. Two of my favorite from them:
Lesser Morning Host during Super Bowl week last year: "if he wins this, I think you have to put Number Seven in the same league as Number 8"*

Morning Show Producer after 49ers played Patriots last year: " I knew he's a rock star just watching him warm up. I mean, there Alex Smith with his long sleeves and turtle neck throwing nice, easy passes, warming up. Then there's Keap, no sleeves, guns, tats, no turtle neck, just winging it! Man! That's a rock star!"

* granted if Keapernick won the SB last years he would have as many rings as a starter as Steve Young. But seriously considering a guy with eight starts under his belt and a guy with multiple MVPs and a Hall of Fame bust to be the same is both moronic*
 
2014-02-02 01:02:06 AM  
I remember Jim Harbaugh playing QB for the Bears.

/Old.
 
2014-02-02 04:02:13 AM  
Jim Harbaugh just wanted to make sure his son got a Super Bowl ring when he got the chance. So now his son has a ring as a coach

/yeah his son not his brother
 
2014-02-02 04:29:35 AM  
Kaep might be right, but it's still a douche thing to say a year afterwards.

/the cake is a lie
 
2014-02-02 05:23:50 AM  

Dinobot: Looks like Colin is not really The Man.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-02 06:39:41 AM  
He looks like a grown-up version of the kid from  Malcolm in the Middle.
 
2014-02-02 07:30:48 AM  
Well Kaep's right about Harbaugh being to blame for losing the Super Bowl, but his reasoning is off.  Harbaugh lost the Super Bowl for San Fran when he started Kaep over Alex Smith.
 
2014-02-02 08:38:06 AM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: As a Niner fan, I can't hate him, but he really needs to STFU and work on his game.


I'm starting to see more and more 49ers fans jump off the Kaep bandwagon this year.  He's had games against some pretty good and some pretty bad defenses, but he still makes the same mistakes: streaky accuracy and locking on to the first target and then RUNRUNRUN!

Now that most teams have the film on him, they can plan a bit better (unless Capers is involved).  It will be interesting to see if this decision hurts the 49ers overall: will they pay huge money to Kaep and lose some other valuable free agents?  I get the sense that Harbaugh is not fun to play for, so it will have to be money to keep them around.

In hindsight, one wonders if the 49ers would have been better to do a Madden-esque trade and send Kaep to the Chiefs while he was hot and keep Smith.  Right now, the falloff after Kaep is pretty severe.

\though, as a Seahawks fan, I would LOVE to see Colt McCoy out there
\\have a friend who was in love with Kaep until about five games into this season
 
2014-02-02 09:33:48 AM  
Fine.  I'll be the voice of dissent in this.  Kaepernick all day, starting with Mike & Mike had been increasingly egged on in his commentary.  And who knows what his experiences were with other players and local media in the week following the NFC CG.  He is just a young guy, who's apparently trying to please everyone, people should cut him a hell of a lot of sack and recognize his comments are elicited by the same media that attempted to manufacture outrage over Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman.  Kaepernick just capitulated where those other guys just stood their ground.  If anything, it's sad, and proves the wisdom of Marshawn Lynch's take on all the media and the role they play bridging the gap between player and fan.
 
2014-02-02 11:33:57 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Mitch Taylor's Bro: As a Niner fan, I can't hate him, but he really needs to STFU and work on his game.

I'm starting to see more and more 49ers fans jump off the Kaep bandwagon this year.  He's had games against some pretty good and some pretty bad defenses, but he still makes the same mistakes: streaky accuracy and locking on to the first target and then RUNRUNRUN!

Now that most teams have the film on him, they can plan a bit better (unless Capers is involved).  It will be interesting to see if this decision hurts the 49ers overall: will they pay huge money to Kaep and lose some other valuable free agents?  I get the sense that Harbaugh is not fun to play for, so it will have to be money to keep them around.

In hindsight, one wonders if the 49ers would have been better to do a Madden-esque trade and send Kaep to the Chiefs while he was hot and keep Smith.  Right now, the falloff after Kaep is pretty severe.

\though, as a Seahawks fan, I would LOVE to see Colt McCoy out there
\\have a friend who was in love with Kaep until about five games into this season


I'm old school enough to think that Sherman's antics are classless while everyone else here praises him for stuff that has nothing to do with his behavior after the NFC championship game. So, that also means I'm old school enough to disagree with Harbaugh's move to bench Smith in favor of Kaepernick was wrong. You don't lose your job due to injury and Smith had a concussion, which gave Kaepernick his shot. If Kaep was so much better than Smith, why didn't he get the starting job all along? Right, he wasn't.

That said, I'm glad Smith and the Chiefs had a great season.

Now, as for whether or not I'm jumping off Kaep's bandwagon...he actually had to woo me onto it with his play. I think you're right in that other teams watched enough film to figure him out and this season, he had to do more with his arm than with his legs. Again, he (and Harbaugh and Roman) adjusted and the kid did well with fewer WRs to throw to. But he has a habit of letting his mistakes snowball so that you get goose eggs, like the first half of last year's Super Bowl and a few games this year...@ Seattle, included. He simply doesn't have the mental aspect of the game mastered yet. I attribute that to his youth, but NFL stands for "not for long" so he's got to get his head right or he'll be the next in a long line of "athletic quarterbacks" that make great plays but not great seasons.

The problem is the Yorks don't have what Eddie DeBartolo had with Montana and Young: the budget to keep Kaep on the sidelines while he matured AND keep Smith.
 
2014-02-02 11:39:01 AM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Now, as for whether or not I'm jumping off Kaep's bandwagon...he actually had to woo me onto it with his play. I think you're right in that other teams watched enough film to figure him out and this season, he had to do more with his arm than with his legs. Again, he (and Harbaugh and Roman) adjusted and the kid did well with fewer WRs to throw to. But he has a habit of letting his mistakes snowball so that you get goose eggs, like the first half of last year's Super Bowl and a few games this year...@ Seattle, included. He simply doesn't have the mental aspect of the game mastered yet. I attribute that to his youth, but NFL stands for "not for long" so he's got to get his head right or he'll be the next in a long line of "athletic quarterbacks" that make great plays but not great seasons.


At halftime, I remember telling my wife, who was worried that the 49ers were going to win the championship, that if Seattle takes the lead at any point, Kaep will fold like a house of cards.  Indeed, as soon as Seattle took the lead: 1 fumble nearly returned for a TD, a horrible INT, and the game-killing INT.  He struggles under pressure.  Maybe that will take maturity, maybe it will take a few more players, but he'll kill the 49ers each time if he doesn't improve.

And now they have to wonder whether or not to give him a big payday and suck up money that should go to a wide number of quality FAs.
 
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