Harbaugh has big praise for Kaepernick and Crabtree, big expecations for A.J. Jenkins

Jim Harbaugh spoke on KNBR Wednesday morning. Here’s what he said about Colin Kaepernick, Michael Crabtree and A.J. Jenkins.

Q: What did you think of Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree’s performances against the Cardinals?

HARBAUGH: Really impressed watching the game in person, and then I watched the TV copy when I got home, but the coaches’ film copy was even better. The two of them really deserve to be highlighted. The throws that Colin made, the catches that Michael made, those were incredible grabs and he did a tremendous job getting open in several different ways – beating his man at the line in press coverage, creating separation downfield, the incredible one-handed catch, run after the catch. And then Colin was putting the ball, in four of those cases, in the only place it could have been. So they deserved to be highlighted. Those were huge plays and both of them did a great job.

Q: What can you say about A.J. Jenkins going into January? It’s time to step up.

HARBAUGH: Yeah. He’s got the license and the ability to do that. We’ll expect that, because we’ve seen that he has the ability to do that in practice. Had an opportunity to make a catch the other day and there will be more opportunities for him. You learn from the playing time that he’s had. We’ll coach him up, we’ll expect it and we’ll believe in A.J.. Looking forward to his next opportunity.

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