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Early analysis on Colin Kaepernick

Early analysis on Colin Kaepernick

sfgate.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Nov 28, 2012
Early analysis on Colin Kaepernick Observations from 49erland, guaranteed fresh, no preservatives or additives, unless you count coffee: After Sunday's win in New Orleans, safety Donte Whitner mentioned that players are required to arrive at team headqu…
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  • 49ers kicker David Akers is hurting

    49ers kicker David Akers is hurting

    49ers kicker David Akers is hurting The 49ers' placekicker was limited in practice Wednesday because of a pelvis injury, an ailment which prompted the team to bring in kickers Nate Kaeding and Billy Cundiff for a tryout Tuesday, according to head coach …
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  • Pryor ready to roll when called upon

    Pryor ready to roll when called upon

    insidebayarea.com Nov 28, 2012
    Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor spoke at length Wednesday about what life is like sitting behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, how he spends his time and how much progress he has made since training camp. One thing he doesn't do is look at the …
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Donte Whitner

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Donte Whitner

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    Everyone’s been focused on the quarterbacks with the 49ers over the last few weeks, but they play some defense in San Francisco as well. A member of that defense will be Wednesday’s guest on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Safety Donte Whitne
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  • Inside Slant: The real concussion protocol

    Inside Slant: The real concussion protocol

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Dr. Stan Herring has diagnosed and treated his share of NFL player concussions during a three-decade career with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He’s a clinical professor at the University of Washington, a team physician with the Seahawks
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  • Bristolmetrics: ESPN Covers A Quarterback Controversy Not Invol…

    Bristolmetrics: ESPN Covers A Quarterback Controversy Not Involving Tim Tebow

    deadspin.com Nov 28, 2012
    This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • Fisher the latest coach to say Justin Smith a little handsy

    Fisher the latest coach to say Justin Smith a little handsy

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    If Jim Harbaugh needs a break from obfuscating about quarterbacks today, maybe he’ll call Jeff Fisher “outrageous,” “irrational” and “absurd.” Fisher, like Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride earlier this year, said 49ers defensive e
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  • One way 49ers got the better of Saints

    One way 49ers got the better of Saints

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Before Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers had run the ball four times in four chances under coach Jim Harbaugh when using two backs and two tight ends on third-and-2 situations. Steve Spagnuolo, the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator, had reason to …
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  • Seahawks to 49ers to Rams: Jenkins wins

    Seahawks to 49ers to Rams: Jenkins wins

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    The NFC's defensive player of the week hails from the NFC West for a third consecutive week and the sixth time in 12 weeks overall this season. St. Louis Rams rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins won the honors after returning two interceptions for touchdo…
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  • Ankle Injury to Sideline RB Hunter for Rest of 2012

    Ankle Injury to Sideline RB Hunter for Rest of 2012

    49ersgab.com Nov 28, 2012
    49ers running back Kendall Hunter is done for the season due to a left ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s game against the Saints. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the 49ers haven’t yet announced how long Hunter will be sidelined
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  • Video - How would you feel if you were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith? 01:31

    How would you feel if you were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith?

    Nov 28
    The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss how San Francisco 49ers veteran quarterback Alex Smith and the rest of the locker room will feel after head coach Jim Harbaugh named quarterback Colin Kaepernick the starting quarterback for Week 13.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Fallout From Kaepernick's Start 01:11

    Blogger Blitz: Fallout From Kaepernick's Start

    Nov 28
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando talks about the implications from Colin Kaepernick being named the 49ers starter
  • Video - Harbaugh Sticks With Kaepernick 00:45

    Harbaugh Sticks With Kaepernick

    Nov 28
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh names Colin Kaepernick starting quarterback for the 49ers' game on Sunday.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: 49ers' QB Decision 01:43

    NFL Live OT: 49ers' QB Decision

    Nov 28
    Mark Schlereth and Brian Dawkins discuss Jim Harbaugh's choice of Colin Kaepernick as starting QB against the Rams.

Sports Columnists

  • Rolando McClain to be released by Oakland Raiders, according to source

    Nov 28
    Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to be released Thursday, according to source.
  • Jim Trotter: 49ers players continue to marvel at Kaepernick's star turn

    Nov 28
    NEW ORLEANS -- This was the tipping point Who Dat Nation had been waiting on. Its beloved Saints, after surrendering 21 consecutive points, had scored to make it a one-touchdown game, and now they had 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick facing 3rd-and-11…
  • Clayton mailbag: Eagles spent money for nothing

    Nov 28
    The Eagles tried to build their dream team with older free agents. It would be wise for teams to heed the lesson learned in Philly, writes John Clayton.