SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick answered questions next to his locker Tuesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript.
Q: How much stock should we put into what we’ve seen these first two preseason games?
KAEPERNICK: We don’t game plan for preseason games so you call plays and make the best out of them.
Q: In this game coming up are there things you would like to accomplish with the first-team offense, things you would like to see done?
KAEPERNICK: Just establish a rhythm. I think that’s the biggest thing we need to get right now.
Q: What’s your sense of why you haven’t been able to do that? I know there hasn’t been much time on the field together in games.
KAEPERNICK: Missed a couple passes here and there. Other than that, I feel like our offensive line has been doing a great job, Carlos came in and ran well, Frank ran well. Just a couple of plays here and there.
Q: What have you seen from Joe Looney from one preseason game to the next?
KAEPERNICK: He’s constantly improving. He’s doing very well for us. He came in last year for us and played well. I think he’s someone that we have confidence in and the more time he’s on the field the more confidence we have.
Q: What have you seen from Michael Crabtree in camp?
KAEPERNICK: He has looked great through camp. He’s been out there. He’s been making plays. Excited to have him out there healthy.
Q: Your foot injury last year, did that require any offseason surgery?
KAEPERNICK: No, no surgery. Just rest.
Q: How is it feeling now?
KAEPERNICK: It’s a non-factor. It’s a year-old injury now.
Q: Did you feel it at all in the NFC Championship?
Q: It seems your offensive personnel lends itself to passing a little bit more than you have in the past. Is that something you see too given the wide receivers you have?
KAEPERNICK: We will have the opportunity and the personnel to pass more. Whether we do or not will be decided by the game plan and the coach’s decision.
Q: You said after you signed your extension you said you wanted to leave the team some flexibility to sign other guys. Would you like to see some of that money go to Alex Boone?
KAEPERNICK: I think that’s something that the front office, that’s their decision. For me, I tried to do something where we gave them space to be able to get players back. Now, who they sign and what they do with it is really up to them.