And a quarterback, Carson Palmer, who may require the 49ers to engage in a passing shootout, given his blazing start. Every quarterback on the planet is worse under pressure, but Kaepernick held up pretty well all things considered. Kaepernick shuffles left to create some extra space to step into the throw and fires a rocket to Torrey Smith on the curl route, picking up 14 yards on third-and-11. Previous year was not the same as they failed to make the playoffs, finishing with an 8-8 record.
Do you remember when critics would blame Colin Kaepernick for the team’s troubles?
A month after Jed York dubiously insisted that the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh had a “mutual parting”, most fans weren’t inclined to take his words at face value. In comparing last year’s coaching regime with this year’s, he said that this staff has helped make him more comfortable. York’s message: Wait and watch Colin run. That is the second-most yards and the most touchdowns he has thrown against any one team so far.
There’s a reason I choose to focus on Kaepernick’s performance in specific situations.
When pressed on the issue, Kaepernick abruptly ended the interview session.
With a strong running game and improved play from Kaepernick, the 49ers could surprise everyone by racking up 10 wins and end their season in January. After getting carted off the field in Week 1, Bush is still listed as uncertain for Week 3 despite remaining hopeful that he will play. More importantly they won that game and set their own blueprint for how they should attack that vaunted Cardinals defense this week.
Hayne has rushed for just 16 yards and hasn’t had a big punt or kick return, but his journey to the NFL has been breathlessly followed in Australia, where he starred in the National Rugby League.
Berry beat another Australian punter, Brad Wing, for the Steelers’ punting job and showed why in last week’s season opener against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
That’s what Kaepernick said on Wednesday.
“I’m tickled to death and happy that Colin Kaepernick is our starting quarterback”, Tomsula said. “And I don’t think anyone knows how to be myself better than me”. It’s a comfort zone.
“To me, those things happen because they get antsy”, Kaepernick said of the defense.
Kaepernick, who is often less than expansive with reporters, then turned cryptic, refusing to delve into specifics. Both Kevin Minter and Alex Okafor are playing starter’s snaps, but the Cardinals want to get the other guys off the field in most situations to get those versatile safeties patrolling the middle of the field.
And he was asked to do things outside of his character a year ago?
In the offseason, coach Jim Tomsula told Chryst to “strip back” the playbook to concentrate on elements of the offense that Kaepernick is most comfortable, Chryst said.
“He’s made it obvious to Kap that it’s a nice weapon to use”, Chryst said Thursday.
“At some point in time you’d probably hit the reset button”. We are willing to have him run the ball. “Everything he’s seeing, he’s seeing the same way I am, the coaches are and the rest of the running backs are”. So we got to contain him and try to keep him throwing the ball outside the numbers because we don t think that s his strength.
Ross Cockrell appears to take his place on the roster after the cornerback did not dress for the Steelers’ season-opening loss to the New England Patriots.