SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick answered questions in the locker room Thursday afternoon. Here is a transcript.
Q: The deep passing game hasn’t been effective the past two games. Why hasn’t that come through?
KAEPERNICK: It’s a variety of things, whether it is how the defense is playing us or we’re just not hitting things. There is a lot of things that can go into that.
Q: Did the Saints do anything special against Vernon Davis?
KAEPERNICK: They just gave him looks that weren’t going to allow him to get down the field.
Q: You’ve said there is a lot on your plate. Have their been discussions to streamline that a little bit maybe?
KAEPERNICK: That’s not my call. We’re going out and executing the plays that are called.
Q: What do you mean by a lot on your plate?
KAEPERNICK: There are a lot of things this offense asks of us. It’s expected of us.
Q: As far as volume?
Q: You’ve thrown a lot to Anquan Boldin. You’ve thrown a lot to Davis. Where are you in terms of your chemistry with other pass catchers? Are you not as comfortable passing to them?
KAEPERNICK: I wouldn’t say not as comfortable. Vernon and Anquan have played in this league for a long time for a reason. They make plays down the field and they get open. Any time we have the opportunity to get it in their hands, we’re going to.
Q: How does Michael Crabtree look and how ready do you think he is to get back in the mix?
KAEPERNICK: You would have to ask him. That’s going to be 100 percent his call.
Q: What is your perception of how he looks?
KAEPERNICK: I don’t see him too much. He’s training.
Q: You ran the ball a lot last year. Is that something you’d like to be doing more now?
KAEPERNICK: I do whatever this offense asks.
Q: With all the turnover you’ve had at receiver, what has that challenge been like for you?
KAEPERNICK: It’s something you have to deal with. You make it work with whatever personnel is on the field whether it is five wide receivers or three tight ends and two backs. You make it work.
Q: Is there any concern about your ability to execute against the top level defenses?
KAEPERNICK: I don’t think there is any concern on this team.