Kaepernick on the season opener vs. the Packers: “We have to win.”

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke in the 49ers’ locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.

Q: What were your thoughts when you found out the Packers were the first game on the schedule after the way you guys ended their season a year ago?

KAEPERNICK: We’re just worried about this game right now. We’re not worried about what happened last year.

Q: Harbaugh said he’ll be talking to the league and the referees about hits on the quarterback on read-option plays. What’s your take on that?

KAEPERNICK: I’m not worried about that.

Q: Was that ever an issue in college, defenses trying to hit you after the fact on the read-option?

KAEPERNICK: It’s football. You’re going to get hit.

Q: And did that happen? Did your opponents tend to do that to you when you were at Nevada?

KAEPERNICK: They’ve done just about everything.

Q: This is your first season opener as the starting quarterback. What are your feelings going into this game?

KAEPERNICK: We have to win.

Q: In terms of the league’s ruling, did you talk to Harbaugh about that or did you talk to the referees about that?

KAEPERNICK: Coach asked for them to interpret it.

Q: Did you meet Clay Matthews in the offseason?

KAEPERNICK: Yes, we trained at the same facility over the summer.

Q: When you look at Green Bay’s defense, what stands out to you?

KAEPERNICK: They do a lot of things well. They have a lot of great players. We have to be ready.

Q: From an X’s and O’s standpoint, do you think there is anything you haven’t seen as far as what a defense can do to try to defend the types of plays you really burned the Packers on last season?

KAEPERNICK: You can only line 11 people up so many ways. We’ve seen a lot of different looks.

Q: There was a lady who scored 4 goals for USA soccer last, Sidney Leroux. There was a report that said you guys were dating.

KAEPERNICK: What’s your question?

Q: Were you watching and is she your girlfriend?

KAEPERNICK: Not my girlfriend. I didn’t see the game. I was working.

Q: Any thoughts on the last season at Candlestick?

KAEPERNICK: Have to end it right.

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  1. This guy has the best attitude when it comes to being focused and determined! Fellow niner fans, we have a superstar in our hands! Lets go Colin and lets go niners!!!!! Unfinished business…..

    1. I feel ya… dude is no nonsense and seems as focused as hell. 4 days till it drops… I want our NINERSto make some noise Sunday and turn the Pack into Velvetta !!!

  2. Obviously, Kaep went to the .. “Jim Harbaugh School for answering questions at pressers” !!

    gotta love it !

    on another note .. I seem to remember Mathews doing a “WTF ?” as Kaep zoomed past him in the playoffs …

    I gotta feeling Kaep will make Mathews look even more foolish
    this time around ! …

    Can’t wait !

  3. I can easily visualize Kaep staring down the reporter with the banal questions on girlfriend while keeping the answers simple and direct. I love this kid. Kaep will outdo Capers come Sunday.

      1. I live on the east coast so I’m not as good at knowing which reporters regularly cover the beat like that in the locker room, but the voice that asked the girlfriend question sounds like Ray Ratto.

  4. Kap’s outstanding qualities include, accuracy, speed and leadership. I think we will find out this year that the last is his greatest asset of all.

  5. So the are dating – good for them!
    Hitting the QB on option plays isnt exactly a new strategy and Kaep clearly has seen it all – actually they might not need to use the read option a lot anyway…

  6. Kaep is a rare breed. You don’t see young players focused like a super-laser the way he is. It looks like he’s going to be playing angry all year! He seems like one of those psychotically maniacal individuals who write down the names of anyone who’s wronged him (EVER) or who said/wrote any negative thing about him, and every waking moment of his whole life is dedicated to exacting revenge…I love it!

    Can’t wait until Sunday!

    1. I believe Joe Montana also had that angry ” I’ show them quality” It might come from not getting the proper respect in college. Joe sure didn’t get it from his own coach’s at ND.

  7. Oh so your new tactic is to hit the quarterback ,this new idea will turn the NFL upside-down. Remember Clay, you have to catch him first.

  8. Remember guys. Use Monterey Jack on your burgers this week; no Wisconson cheddar. No Velvetta either (if you need the warning) cuz its the signature cheese of Chico, where AR did his JuCo thing.

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