Kaepernick on Jaworski’s praise: “I’m very flattered by it, but I haven’t played a full season yet.”

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke in the locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.

Q: Do you have any first reaction to Baldwin and what it’s like throwing to him?

KAEPERNICK: He’s a big target, has good hands, is picking up the playbook quickly. Looking forward to seeing what he can do out there.

Q: Have you had much one-on-one interaction with him since he’s been here?

KAEPERNICK: I met him when I came out my senior year to get ready for the Combine. I have a past relationship with him a little bit, but it’s going to take time to really get a feel for him.

Q: How difficult is it to build rapports with all of these new receivers?

KAEPERNICK: To me, receivers’ body language is something you have to be able to read as a quarterback. Everyday you’re out there, you have to be paying attention.

Q: Can you get much out of playing 20 snaps in a preseason game as opposed to four snaps?

KAEPERNICK: That’s something I really can’t determine. The more we practice, the more reps I get with receivers, obviously the better things are going to be.

Q: Would you want to play more in the preseason?

KAEPERNICK: I would play every snap if they let me.

Q: Harbaugh said you’re wearing a non-contact jersey in practice now. Have you ever worn one in practice before and does it change the way the defense plays you?

KAEPERNICK: I don’t worry about that. I’m out there to practice my game.

Q: How close was the scare with Brooks?

KAEPERNICK: Didn’t scare me at all.

Q: Are you a guy who prefers the contact?

KAEPERNICK: I’m not a fan of the jersey.

Q: Are you healthy?

KAEPERNICK: 100 percent.

Q: Harbaugh finished his press conference by explaining why he defended A.J. during last season’s training camp. Do you like to see him stick up for your teammates?

KAEPERNICK: Yes. I think it’s great when your coach is going to take the player’s side and do anything he can to make you comfortable and be successful on the field.

Q: Ron Jaworski said this morning that you could become the greatest quarterback of all time. How do you feel about that?

KAEPERNICK: It’s a great honor that he said that. I’m very flattered by it, but at the same time, I haven’t played a full season yet.

Q: Do you feel the offense has improved getting the plays called before the play clock expires?

KAEPERNICK: Yes, we’re improving.

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  1. Miaocco is reporting that the 49ers are interested in signing Seneca Wallace. I posted here last week that the 9ers would sign a vet FA QB and people laughed at me. Tolzien and McCoy are not the answer and Daniels is 2 yrs away. I hope they sign Wallace soon. He is not a star but he is better than anyone they have on their roster

      1. Wallace is a loser, has been since he’s been in the league. He’s had spurts, but only that. Dump McCoy and coach up the new guy. Tolzien will be fine as a backup if he gets reps with the first-team O-line.

      2. Wallace was the backup to McCoy. I think there is very little credibility to that story. Eric Manginni is a big Wallace fan. That’s how the story got legs.

      1. My point was’nt that the 49ers should sign S. Wallace it was that the 9ers were’nt going to go with any of the 3 they have on their roster as their #2 but that they would look outside. I believe that McCoy or Tolzien would be disasters if they had to start more than one game and that one good 4th quarter in an exhibition game does’nt make Daniels a #2 QB.

      2. Seneca Wallace sucks old coach

        Which one?

        I can’t let another one go without saying something. Too much temptation.

      3. Does old coach mind? Seriously in a traditional offense McCoy is a better QB, in an offense that requires mobility, Wallace is better.
        The niners are “all in” in regards to the offense they want to run. Mobility is key imo.

    1. Ya sorry old coach,

      But Seneca & McCoy are basically the same quality Backup QB only that McCoy is younger. McCoy can get better though in this system with another year under his belt. You Cut Tolzien & continue to nurture BJ Daniels who can really turn out to be something in a couple of years.

      1. I wonder if SF goes with just 2 QBs this season. If they go that route, they’ll keep an extra WR and put Tolzien on the practice squad for his last year of eligibility.

  2. We all due respect to Jaws, Alex Smith is the best QB of all time. Check check check check check — just like Matt Damon in Rounders.

      1. Grant – Sorry bro, I responded to Paul’s post off of the recent posts link and didn’t realize you had already covered the CK/Jaworski topic.

  3. I agree with jaws…….I deeply believe CK has the talent/skills and the luck to be on a loaded team to be the best ever……

    It’s amazing how fast the ball comes out and how fast he can run…….I just don’t want him to big bigger than the team (see T.Owens)

    1. i think kaepernick solves the receiver concerns by throwing the ball downfield and then running downfield to catch it himself

    1. Nah, he’s out celebrating with Kobe steak, Dungeness Crab, Dom Perignon, & Chateau Margeaux. It’s gloat-cation.

  4. Where is Hofer these days! Hof what happen to you my man! our Running QB is getting alot of love from the experts! please don’t tell me that you have become a Chief fan!

      1. Crab:

        Why are you calling out Hofer and DS when you know that the only commenter actually shadowing Alex on the KC blogs is 23jordan?

        That said, I am sure 23jordan will appreciate the link. He was one of the few people who thought Troy Smith was starter material and that Mike Singletary knew what he was doing.

        Aaahh, the good old days.

      2. C Balls – 23J should keep clear of those K.C. blogs. He knows better, I’ll straighten $**t out. :)
        DS belongs on the K.C. blogs forever but HoferFan (Benedict Arnold), he should get his professional negotiating ass back in here.

      3. That answer to me Crab 15 shows you drink way too much during the games. Nothing wrong with drinking up a storm but when you pick a guy who is out of the league versus a guy still capable of winning games in the best football league in the world, I don’t know brother, maybe time to switch to lite beer.

      4. Dr. FDM – Thanks for the free counseling session.
        Troy Smith just got signed to a professional football contract last week….So it’s the CFL….. Doug Flutie spent several years in the CFL and came back to the NFL. “He did it….Flutie did it!”

  5. Grant,

    Here’s your next post…

    Do you watch Hard Knocks on HBO? Do you believe Jed York would allow Hard Knocks access to the 49ers next year? Why or why not… Which player would be the most entertaining on the show?

  6. 49ersROK,

    I think Harbaugh will use that as motivation. I expect the 49ers to start the season 4-1, even though the first 5 games are going to be tough (4 of 5 were playoff teams last year), win the NFC West, and finish the season 12-4.

    Even Mike Silver (a long time Bay Area native and 49er fan) is picking the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000232280/article/russell-wilsons-seattle-seahawks-will-win-super-bowl-xlviii

  7. in practice Colin may be wearing a black (non-contact) jersey,
    but when opposing linebakers and defensive lineman read
    the accolades by former Pro Bowl QB Ron Jaworski,
    they will mentally dress Kaep in a HIT ME shirt.
    No, HIT ME HARD… HARDER.

    Here is what to expect when a star quarterback meets
    a superstar linebacker in the open field. KA-POW..!!!
    Thank you, Mr. Jaworski.

    1. 1) Kaepernick wears a black jersey
      2) Harbaugh says Kaep’s 100% fine
      3) 49ers sign Senaca Wallace

      Sould we be a little nervous?

      I’m hoping Seneca is just a training camp body to give WRs more reps… or maybe the 49ers are increasingly committed to a read-option offense.

  8. Some serious respect from Jaws, but I see what he’s saying. He didn’t say “will”, he said “could.” That is based on the fact physically there is nothing this kid can’t do on a football field, but more importantly he acts and trains like somebody just trying to make the the roster. If he can keep his humility and work ethic, the ceiling is endless for Kap.

  9. This news is not really anything “new”. Jaws made the original comment over 4 months ago and just recently repeated it again for people who forgot. High praise coming from Jaws who can be very critical of QBs skills, mechanics etc…

    Reading this qoute you would have thought it might have come from Harbaugh’s mouth the way he gushes over his players. Kap’s upside is definitely exciting.

  10. ESPN USA – with 42,975 votes…….25% say yes…….75% say no……..

    Even California is in the no

    They will all witness the greatness……

    1. Funny you use the word “witness.”

      Yesterday I was watching clips of Kaepernick at Nevada and I thought to myself, “He’s the LeBron James of the quarterback position.”

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