SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke in front of a pillar in the locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.
Q: What challenges do the Patriots present to you?
KAEPERNICK: They’re going to give you a lot of different looks on defense.
Q: How much does that help your process of development as a quarterback?
KAEPERNICK: You just have to prepared for it. You have to be ready for the different disguises, coverages and fronts they’re going to give you.
Q: How much are looking forward to facing Tom Brady’s offense?
KAEPERNICK: It’ll be a great challenge for us. It’s a great opportunity to show what we’re capable of.
Q: Are some of their looks new to you?
KAEPERNICK: Not looks we haven’t seen, just looks we have to be prepared for.
Q: What do you appreciate most about watching Brady?
KAEPERNICK: The way he does mentally with the game. He knows exactly what he wants to do versus every look a defense is going to give him.
Q: It seems like the offense hasn’t been getting to the line of scrimmage quickly enough the last three games. How has that fallen off, and what do you have to do to improve?
KAEPERNICK: We just have to practice it.
Q: Why did it fall off?
KAEPERNICK: I’m not sure. It’s just something we have to get back to.
Q: How does that affect you guys?
KAEPERNICK: It’s just less time at the line of scrimmage to see the defense.
Q: How has Alex Smith helped you and supported you with this transition?
KAEPERNICK: He’s been great. He’s helped me with everything I’ve asked. On the sideline, he’s going over looks with me, making sure I’m seeing everything.
Q: What’s struck you about the way Randy Moss goes about his business?
KAEPERNICK: He’s a true professional. He’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure he’s ready to play on Sunday.
Q: Do you feel you guys have developed a nice rapport on and off the field?
KAEPERNICK: Yeah. Randy’s a great guy. He’s a great teammate. He’s someone that everyone should try to be like, as far as in the locker room and as a teammate.
Q: Does he talk to you a lot between series?
KAEPERNICK: Yeah. Randy’s always been great. He’s always going to tell me what he’s seeing with the defense. We just have a good relationship.
Q: When he’s on the field, does he change the way defenses play you?
KAEPERNICK: You’d have to ask the defense.
Q: You’re looking at the defense. What do you see?
KAEPERNICK: Whether they roll coverage to him or play different coverage is really going to be dependent on how they feel about him.
Q: It seems like you’ve been targeting Michael Crabtree more than the other receivers. What is it about him that makes him a good target?
KAEPERNICK: He’s open. You’re going to throw the ball to the guy that’s open.
Q: If this game turns into a shootout, how prepared do you think your offense is for that?
KAEPERNICK: It’s something we have to be prepared for every week, especially this week.
Q: Are you feeling a little more comfortable with the offense since you’ve started the last four games?
KAEPERNICK: I’ve been comfortable with the offense this whole season.