SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke at the media tent Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.
Q: Do you feel like you and the offense are dialed in?
KAEPERNICK: Yeah, I think we’re farther along than we were last year at this point.
Q: In what way?
KAEPERNICK: Being the third year in the offense. Everybody’s more comfortable and we can do more things.
Q: What about your comfort level with the long ball?
KAEPERNICK: It’s being more comfortable with the receivers. The people I’m throwing to, the tight ends and receivers are making plays when I put the ball up there.
Q: When you were down in Atlanta this offseason, was A.J. Jenkins with you the whole time?
KAEPERNICK: He was there most of the time we were there.
Q: There was a play yesterday that Patrick Willis was remarking on, trying to keep up with Vernon Davis downfield. From your standpoint, what was the most impressive part of what Vernon did on that play?
KAEPERNICK: He did everything right on that play. He made the correct read on the coverage, hit his landmark and then at the end he had that extra burst of speed to go get the ball. That’s what’s unique about him.
Q: Are you cognizant in that situation that that’s him and you can put a little more air underneath it?
KAEPERNICK: Yes. You have to know who’s on the field and who you’re playing with.
Q: What do you like about Chad Hall?
KAEPERNICK: He gets open. He’s quick, he’s shifty, he knows how to read defenses and he finds the soft spots.
Q: How much do you rely on a center to communicate reads to you?
KAEPERNICK: I’m making my own reads. The center’s not telling me what to check to or anything like that. He has his things to worry about and I have my things to worry about.
Q: What’s been your impression of Marlon Moore?
KAEPERNICK: He’s been out here making plays.
Q: Is his toughness evident? It seems like he makes a lot of plays over the middle. Is that something you can appreciate as a quarterback?
KAEPERNICK: Very much so. Receivers who are willing to go after balls over the middle and trust you to not lead them into a headache, those are the receivers that get more and more balls because they build confidence in the quarterback.
Q: Roman said Vernon looks much more comfortable in offense this season. Have you noticed that, too?
KAEPERNICK: Yeah. Vernon is someone who comes in to work. He’s going to make sure he’s prepared. He’s worked hard to have a full understanding of the offense so we can do anything with him.