Tag Archives: Steve Young

Kaepernick: “My gift is my curse.”

SANTA CLARA – This is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   Hey Colin, what is it like to wake up as Colin Kaepernick these days, pinched yourself yet? “It’s the same as it was six months ago.”   Did you expect when you took over the starting job […]

Aaron Rodgers is the new Keyser Soze

This is the opening for my Thursday article on what makes Aaron Rodgers special. SANTA CLARA — The 49ers face Keyser Soze this Saturday night. I’m not talking about the mythical villain from the 1995 movie The Usual Suspects. I’m talking about Aaron Rodgers, the Packers’ quarterback, the best quarterback in the NFL. When he […]

Young: “I’ve got to believe that for Colin Kaepernick, it’s time off. And I don’t know that time off helps young players who need to stay in the groove.”

Steve Young talked about the 49ers’ bye week and their chances to win the NFC Wednesday on KNBR. Here’s what he said. Q: Are the 49ers still the favorites to win the NFC, or are they just a part of the six-team pack? YOUNG: It’s amazing what Justin Smith has done. I had no idea. […]

Steve Young on the 49ers’ kicker competition: “To me, it’s the last thing you want to do.”

Steve Young spoke on KNBR Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said about the 49ers kicker competition. Q: How does a slumping kicker like David Akers affect the quarterback’s mindset during a game? YOUNG: When a kicker’s in a funk, it’s a problem. I’ve got to wonder why they brought in another guy to compete with […]

Steve Young on Kaepernick: “He’s played five games. How much do you trust him? I kind of trust him!”

This is what Steve Young said about Colin Kaepernick Wednesday afternoon on KNBR. Q: What did like about Colin Kaepernick’s performance against the Patriots? YOUNG: I think more than anything, handling it. Everyone has a sense of how hard it is to play NFL quarterback and play really good NFL quarterback. It takes all of […]