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The chemistry between Chip Kelly and Colin Kaepernick

The chemistry between Chip Kelly and Colin Kaepernick

Slowly but steadily, they’re finding ways to work together and it’s paying off The San Francisco 49ers losing streak is setting records, even as they play tough against strong teams such as New England and Miami. This has obscured a key development: the dramatic improvement in Colin Kaepernick's play, recently noted by the likes of Scott Van Pelt ("Kaepernick played really, really well") and Ian Rapoport. Colin Kaepernick is 5th player since the 1970 merger with 100 rush yds and 3 TD passes in a game. Others: Newton, Mariota, Vick & Cunningham pic.twitter.com/gPPt6G855r— ESPN Stats...
Niners Nation Dec 1, 2016
Throwback Thursday: Colin Kaepernick’s first start

Throwback Thursday: Colin Kaepernick’s first start

It seems so long ago, but Kaepernick was once a plucky young backup quarterback who had to start in place of his concussed predecessor. The 49ers never looked back. I’m not sure how much longer I’ll have to use this while Colin Kaepernick is a San Francisco 49er and since the Chicago Bears are this week’s opponent for draft supremacy, it’s a good time to bring up this game. Colin Kaepernick’s first start. Ever. Bit of backstory here. In the previous week, the 49ers came off a bye and looked like they were still on vacation, struggling against a sluggish Sam Bradford-led Rams to...
Niners Nation Dec 1, 2016
Colin Kaepernick puts San Jose home on the market

Colin Kaepernick puts San Jose home on the market

We don’t need to speculate on what this means .... but go ahead and speculate on what this means! San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is under contract through the 2017 season, but with an option to opt out, his future in Santa Clara remains an unknown. And to add a little intrigue to the mix, he is putting his San Jose home on sale, according to the Los Angeles Times. He bought the home for $2.7 million in July 2014, a month after signing his big contract extension. He is now looking to sell it for $2.895 million. Kaepernick putting his home on the market right now does not...
Niners Nation Dec 1, 2016
Comparing assessing Colin Kaepernick to the maze in The Shining

Comparing assessing Colin Kaepernick to the maze in The Shining

Heeeeeeeere’s Colin! The San Francisco 49ers offense has shown signs of life in recent weeks, and this past week we saw Colin Kaepernick put up numbers that reminded us of 2012 and 2013. And the numbers have already been an improvement over an ugly first half of the 2015 season. The big question has been what exactly to compare to in considering improvement for Colin Kaepernick. Eric Branch offered up this statistical comparison for his first two games and his last four games. Colin Kaepernick’s first two starts: 46.0 completion pct., 66.2 ratingLast four starts: 59.3 completion pct.,...
Niners Nation Nov 29, 2016

Colin Kaepernick discusses his increased rushing productivity

The 49ers quarterback is on pace for career highs in running the ball. He explained some of the reasons for that. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been shaking off a lot of rust over the past seven weeks, and with six starts under his belt, we are seeing more and more from him. The passing accuracy remains an issue, but one area where he might be looking better than ever is his running. In Week 12, Kaepernick had 113 rushing yards, with 80 coming on six scrambles, and 33 coming on four designed runs, according to Pro Football Focus. Through six starts, Kaepernick is...

Kaepernick’s hot streak makes staying with 49ers more likely

ORLANDO - Colin Kaepernick didn’t vote in the presidential election and his approval levels probably didn’t rise after he recently spelled out his feelings on Fidel Castro.
Niners Nation Nov 29, 2016

Chip Kelly on Colin Kaepernick weight, run defense, offensive improvement

The 49ers head coach chatted with the media on a conference call to break down the team’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. We have a full transcript, courtesy of 49ers PR. Do you have any update on LB Shayne Skov? “No, we don’t. I know he’s gone to get an MRI. He’s not back yet. Or I think he may be back, but we don’t have the results back yet.” Does, I know obviously we talked about winning the game takes precedence over everything, but are you encouraged by facing the number three-ranked defense in the league and the way you guys were able to move the ball offensively? “I...
Niners Nation Nov 29, 2016

Golden Nuggets: Colin Steady Improving

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet The San Francisco 49ers were 2 yards away from forcing overtime against the Miami Dolphins. Colin Kaepernick maneuvered the team down the field in the last 2 minutes to have a chance at extending the game. Colin scrambled on the last play of the game, but was hit hard 2 yards from the end zone to give the 49ers a 10th consecutive loss. The team will stay in the East Coast before traveling to Chicago to face the Bears. Colin once again showed steady improvement. He...
Niners Nation Nov 28, 2016

The Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan 49ers media bandwagon is picking up steam

Would the 49ers actually overhaul the entire football side of the organization? It is doubtful, but crazier things have happened. The San Francisco 49ers face numerous decisions this offseason. They have to figure out what is up with Colin Kaepernick and his contract, but even bigger is figuring out their plans for the football operations side of things. Do they fire Trent Baalke and/or Chip Kelly? Do they keep both? When a team is sitting at 1-10, the general belief is somebody probably should not be around next season. One topic that has come up more and more is the idea of adding a...
Niners Nation Nov 28, 2016

Colin Kaepernick with solid start vs. Dolphins, so what now for his 2017 contract option?

The 49ers quarterback had his best game of the year in Week 12. We take a look at what’s next given his 2017 contract status. The San Francisco 49ers lost a tough one to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, stopped two yards short of a game-tying touchdown. Colin Kaepernick had a big game for the 49ers, throwing for 296 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 113 yards. He threw one interception, but that came on a pass Torrey Smith should have been able to haul in. As with most Kaepernick games, there were plays left on the field. He had some bad passes and missed some open receivers....
Dolphins Gab Nov 27, 2016

Dolphins Defense Stuffs Kaepernick on Final Play to Hold On for 31-24 Win

Colin Kaepernick drew boos at the start of the game. By the end, he had Dolphins fans holding their breath. Ndamukong Suh tackled Kaepernick 2 yards short of the goal line as time ran out, and the Dolphins handed the 49ers a franchise-record 10th consecutive loss by winning 31-24 Sunday. Ryan Tannehill threw for 285 […]

After being booed by Dolphins fans, Kaepernick says narrative of him being Castro supporter is false

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was booed as San Francisco's offense took the field on its first drive. But it wasn't clear whether he was booed for kneeling during the national anthem, which he's done since the preseason or for wearing a T-shirt with Fidel Castro and Malcolm X on it weeks ago during...
Niners Nation Nov 27, 2016

Colin Kaepernick discussed fight in 49ers, clarifies Fidel Castro thoughts, breaks down final play

Full transcript of Kaepernick’s press conference following the team’s 10th straight loss. The San Francisco 49ers were two yards away from being able to tie the game up with two seconds left on the clock but they couldn’t convert and notched their 10th loss in a row. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke about that last play and how there’s still a ton of fight left in this team. He also clarified his stance on Fidel Castro, the Cuban dictator who recently passed away. Here’s the full transcript: In that situation, did you, as the quarterback have to buy yourself some room? You...

Colin Kaepernick doesn’t back down from comments on Fidel Castro

A day after South Florida marked Fidel Castro’s death with celebrations, the crowd at Hard Rock Stadium greeted Colin Kaepernick with a loud chorus of boos when he took the field Sunday. The 49ers quarterback arrived four days after he got into a testy back-and-forth with a Miami reporter on a conference call over a T-shirt he wore in August that featured Malcolm X and Castro, who died Friday. Kaepernick denounced Castro’s oppression Thursday, but did praise Cuba’s educational system under his dictatorship. The T-shirt Kaepernick wore in August had pictures of Malcolm X and Castro...
Niners Nation Nov 27, 2016

Colin Kaepernick addresses Fidel Castro-Malcolm X t-shirt controversy

The San Francisco 49ers dropped their tenth straight game on Sunday, losing 31-24 to the Miami Dolphins. Colin Kaepernick had a big game, but the focus of his post-game press conference was his earlier discussion with a Dolphins beat writer. Kaepernick got into an exchange with Armando Salguero regarding Kaepernick’s decision to wear a t-shirt back in August featuring Malcolm X and Fidel Castro. Salguero was born in Cuba and moved to the United States as a kid. He raised the many issues surrounding Castro’s oppressive regime. Kaepernick wanted to focus on Malcolm X, but when pressed by...

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