Day 1: The Harbaugh and Kaepernick Show

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the first scene from the 49ers’ first practice of the 2011 training camp. New quarterback Colin Kaepernick lined up under new center Adam Snyder, and took snaps as new head coach Jim Harbaugh watched on a knee like an umpire calling balls and strikes. It was these three men in the middle of the field. Harbaugh’s attention was focused completely on Kaepernick, and the rookie was…

July 29, 2011
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Training camp 1st day: The key topics

Training camp starts Friday and here are the top-five people I’m interested to watch. 1. Jim Harbaugh. It’s important to see how he runs a practice. Does he teach? Does he delegate work to his other coaches? Does he spend most his time with the quarterbacks? 2. Colin Kaepernick. How comfortable is he running the offense? What are his strengths and weaknesses? How does he interact with his teammates? Does…

July 28, 2011
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Kaepernick Q&A

SANTA CLARA – I was in a group that interviewed Colin Kaepernick and here’s the transcript, but first, here’s an observation. Kaepernick is a smiler, but it’s a particular kind of smile, and it’s different from the smiles of the other rookies. Chris Culliver, the 49ers third round pick, came to the press room after Kaepernick, and he smiled in an “aw, shucks, I’m the new guy,” kind of way….

July 28, 2011
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‘The Chosen 10’ premieres at Baalke Film Festival

At the snap, Aldon Smith darts right and cuts back left inside Nate Solder, who, completely fooled, wouldn’t make the Pleasanton High varsity if evaluated on this one play. But as Smith closes in on the quarterback, Trent Baalke didn’t talk about his epic juke on Solder. Instead, he focused on his eyes.

May 12, 2011
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