SANTA CLARA — Here is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Wednesday interview, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.
How was the time off? Did you do anything fun?
St. Louis this weekend, what are you expecting, especially seeing an opponent for the second time so soon?
“They have a lot of different things they can do. Very good defense, we have to be ready for them.”
They’re doing a lot of trick plays. Did you see a lot in that Seattle game? Did you look at that film at all when they played?
It seems like you have to be ready at all times when you face a team like that? Is that true?
“Yeah, very much so. They have a lot of different things they can unveil. You just have to be prepared for those.”
Now this team, it’s been able to get a little more healthier. What are you expecting from the teammates coming back this week?
“Production. That’s the biggest thing we look for. Come back, make plays.”
RB Marcus Lattimore, he’s coming back. What’s his journey been and what have you been seeing out of him?
“He’s had a lot of time to get healthy. He’s looked good. I think he’s ready to go. We’ll see what he does this week in practice.”
Can you discuss the transition in changing centers right now and what you want to see out of C Marcus Martin?
“To perform well. He’s someone that we’ve worked with, we’ve had work with and he’s been on top of things in meetings. So, looking forward to seeing what he does.”
Do you have separate one-on-one meetings with him so you guys can get on the same page or is that just more of a team-wide?
“His communication is more with the offensive line than me. Changing protections, things like that, he has to know. For the most part, we’ve had time to work together through training camp and we work with centers every day. So, shouldn’t be a huge transition.”
Do you have to know those changes of protections as well?
What’s that chemistry like as far as with you and Marcus right now?
“We tell him we’re changing the protection and he changes it.”
Do you tell him?
What’d you think of the team wearing their college shirts at team photo day and what’d you think of that idea just celebrating that achievement for you and your teammates?
“It was a pretty cool idea. Something different I haven’t seen before.”
Do you think that’s a good message for NFL players to send out to college players and let them know that professionals like yourself are proud of graduating and have that diploma?
“Very much so. You don’t know how long this is going to last. Having a degree is a big thing.”
How’d you spend your bye week?
Do you plan on watching Game 7 tonight?
“I’m going to catch a little bit of it.”
Do you have any predictions of the score?
“Nope. But I’m saying the [San Francisco] Giants are coming out. Sorry, [49ers senior manager of communications] Dan [Beckler].”
Do you think the Giants should pitch Madison Bumgarner?
“I’m going to leave that up to their coaches and GM.”