Colin Kaepernick’s mechanics need a trip to the garage

This is my Saturday column. Colin Kaepernick isn’t huge on mechanics. He said so on Wednesday. This revelation shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has ever seen him play. Kaepernick is one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL. His college coach, Chris Ault, broke down Kaepernick’s inconsistencies last week to Ault was the only college coach who gave Kaepernick a football scholarship. Ault created Kaepernick….

October 16, 2015

Colin Kaepernick says he’s “not huge” on mechanics

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke in the 49ers’ auditorium Wednesday morning. Here are selected quotes. Q: Do you see any different mindset this week in the offense? KAEPERNICK: I think there’s more chemistry between us now. We saw some things that we can build off of and use moving forward. As far as the team, we’re trying to prepare to win. Everything we’re doing is to make sure we’re…

October 14, 2015

Kap’s off in the pocket

This is my Thursday column on Colin Kaepernick. Late last season, Joe Montana told USA Today that Colin Kaepernick needed to improve as a pocket passer. Kaepernick disagreed. “I think pocket passing is something that is overlooked as far as what I do,” Kaepernick told a local radio station. Suggesting Montana, the greatest quarterback ever, is not a discerning quarterback analyst. “I think people see me run around, see me…

May 1, 2014

Kaepernick: “I watched Vince Young, Michael Vick, McNabb, the old clips of Cunningham.”

SANTA CLARA – This is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   [Head coach Jim] Harbaugh mentioned last week that you were really picking up the game plan, a savant-like game he said. Did you feel like it was like another level for you, that the mental part was really picking up? “I think it’s just something you have to do in this playoff…

January 16, 2013

Roman explains his background with the Pistol

SANTA CLARA — This is what Greg Roman said about the Pistol Formation Thursday in the media tent. Q: I don’t remember you guys practicing the Pistol too much during training camp. Is that something that you’ve really started doing over the last month now that Kap’s been in? ROMAN: We’ve done some Pistol in training camp. We did it at Stanford some. It’s just another formation and it’s really…

December 13, 2012