For Kaepernick and Wilson, two paths to the spotlight

This is my Thursday column. Jim Harbaugh isn’t helping Colin Kaepernick. All this talk of greatness is a burden. Here’s what Harbaugh said at Sunday’s postgame press conference: “(Kaepernick) is a great player. I don’t know how everybody else doesn’t see it that way. Great with a capital ‘G.’ At the highest level of great.” Never mind that Kaepernick’s passer rating ranks 17th in the NFL. Never mind that he…

November 26, 2014

Colin Kaepernick says Brandon Lloyd is a huge asset

SANTA CLARA — Here is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   People are trying to set this game up as a study in opposites between you and Broncos QB Peyton Manning, a guy at the end of his career, you at the beginning of your career. Do you buy that? Do you see him as sort of the polar opposite to…

October 15, 2014

Top 10 cornerback prospects in college football

Here are ten cornerbacks to keep an eye on this coming college football season. The 49ers may draft one or two of them next April. 1. Bradley Roby, Jr., Ohio State (5-11, 193, No.1): Video | Stats 2. Jason Verrett,  Sr., TCU (5-10, 182, No.2): Video | Stats 3. Aaron Colvin, Sr., Oklahoma (6-0, 181, No.14): Video | Stats 4. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Jr., Oregon (5-10, 190, No.14): Video | Stats…

May 2, 2013