Reggie Bush just spoke in the 49ers’ media room. Here are selected quotes.
Q: How would you describe Colin Kaepernick and his style of leadership?
BUSH: He’s a hard worker. He works really hard. And I’ve said this before – he’s one of the hardest workers I’ve been around, especially in the weight room. He works his butt off. He’s constantly on the field talking to guys, just trying to get better on the field. He’s young and he still has a long career left in this game. He has a lot of football left to play. Obviously, we’re all struggling. Nobody is playing well on offense right now. So, we can all be better. We can all improve, and that starts with practice, film study, and then putting it all together on Sundays. I think one thing we’ve done a really good at is with our practice habits and with our study habits, but for some reason we’re not translating it to the football field. We’ve got to do a better job of taking what we do in practice onto the football field on Sundays.
ME: Jay Glazer reported this weekend that Colin Kaepernick isn’t connecting with players on this team, that he’s on an island in the locker room. How close are you and Colin, and how much does he interact with teammates?
BUSH: I see him interact all the time. I see him always talking to guys. On the football field he’s always talking to guys and working with guys and talking and communicating. As far as I’ve seen, he’s doing a great job. It’s easy to dig up stories and say things when the team isn’t playing well. I think the most important thing we can do is focus on us, block out everything outside and try do go win this next football game.
ME: But what’s your relationship with Colin?
P.R.: Sorry guys, I’ve got to get (Bush) to a meeting real quick.