• The All-22: Kaepernick gives 49ers game-breaking abilities with big arm, creative formations

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Nov 26, 2012
    Kaepernick took the field with the 49ers’ offense on Sunday in New Orleans, just as everyone with half a brain has been expecting since Kaepernick’s outstanding performance on Monday night against the Bears. When Kaepernick started to learn Jim Harbaugh's offense, the NFL's most creative and multiple when it comes to formations in run-game concepts, he had a head-start not afforded to most college spread-option quarterbacks, Smith included. But in just his second career start, Kaepernick showed he was ready for his recent promotion, running for one touchdown, passing for another and playing with the poise and control of a much more experienced veteran. As they have all season, they played phenomenal two-deep coverage on Sunday, keeping the lid on New Orleans’s downfield passing game and allowing the Niners’ front four enough time to reach the nearly unsackable Drew Brees five times.
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  • Fair or not, Kaepernick has earned job

    Fair or not, Kaepernick has earned job Monday's edition of "As the Quarterbacks Turn" featured Jim Harbaugh becoming a relationship manager. The 49ers are 2-0 since the identity of their starting quarterback became splashy headline fodder, wit…
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    • QBR ranks: Wilson, Kaepernick set pace

      The most athletic quarterbacks in the NFC West played the best in Week 12. Seattle’s Russell Wilson (league-high 90.7 Total QBR) and San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick (72.3) repeatedly made "wow" plays, both with their arms and their feet. Wilson showc
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Week 12 Quick Hits: 49ers' Kaepernick Gets Support

      It's not often that the league's third-highest-rated passer and leader of a 7-2-1 team -- that's Alex Smith -- is benched for a second-year player from the Western Athletic Conference.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Don Banks: Kaepernick choice looks great after 49ers beat Saints; more Snaps

      EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 12 heavy on impressive road wins...
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    • 49ers use Kaepernick, defense to down Saints

      Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, the 49ers sacked Drew Brees five times, and San Francisco ended the New Orleans Saints' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Colin Kaepernick starts, scores touchdown on second possession

      In news that everyone saw coming but 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tried to keep secret anyway, Colin Kaepernick is the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback. Kaepernick took the field with the 49ers’ offense on Sunday in New Orleans, just as everyone

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