Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports


Transcript: Colin Kaepernick reflects on his last visit to Arizona

Nov 8, 2016 at 1:38 PM--



Last game had to be somewhat encouraging for you, getting almost 400 passing yards and the offense seemed to be making progress.

"Yeah. It is encouraging. We put up some yards. We need to put up more points along with those yards. We still left a lot of opportunities out there on the field for bigger plays, more yards, more points. So, those are things we have to be able to capitalize on."

Just studying Arizona this week, you're going back, obviously last time there was probably the worst game of your career. Would you agree with that and just what your memories of that and how have you studied the film of it?

"Yeah, it probably was the worst game of my career. So, it's a good opportunity to go back, redeem myself and try to help get this team back on track. Looking at film, they're a team that they know what they want to do and they do it well. So, that's something that we have to be able to go out, be on top of everything we're doing and win one-on-one matchups"

Is that a game you remember or you just forget? I mean, obviously, you study the film but then put it behind you or is it something that still kind of drives or motivates you?

"No. I mean, you always remember those games, but you move on from it. You can't linger on it. You can't dwell on it. You take what you can learn from it and move on."

Before and after that game, you had quotes from their defensive players kind of saying 'We know how to beat Kaepernick, they won't throw it outside' or whatever it was. Do you think they had kind of the book on how to beat you? Was what they were saying accurate?

"Well, everybody's going to have a game plan. That's part of football. So, that might have been a part of their game plan, whatever they were saying. So, it's something that our game plan is going to be able to attack their defense in different ways that we feel like we can take advantage of."

Last year, you had spent that couple of months in Arizona working on your technique, working on lots of things. When you go back and revisit it that, was that time well spent or did that kind of mess with your confidence or anything like that to result in what happened last year?

"No, I wouldn't say it messed with my confidence or anything like that. I would say it's something that at this point in my career, I just have to go out and play. And working on mechanics, those are things you can fine tune a little bit but you don't want to do too much of that where you're not out there just playing naturally."

Did you feel like that, that you were restrained a little bit and worrying about mechanics and things like that?

"I wouldn't say restrained. It was just something that I was training one thing and my body naturally wanted to do another. So, I had to find that middle ground."

You've been here since WR Quinton Patton got here. How have you seen him develop as a receiver?

"He's someone, he comes out and works every day. You're going to get everything he has every play in practice, on the game field. For me, it's exciting because he's someone I've been close to and to see him come out, be a starter now, be a significant part of this offense and make big plays for us, it's exciting. It's great to see that."

He set career highs with six catches, 100 yards. Do you feel like he's developing into a guy that you can trust on game day and when you're in a pinch you can go to him?

"Yeah, most definitely. He's someone that continues to grow. He gets a better and better feel for the game, what this offense wants to do and the timing of everything. So, as he continues to grow, continues to develop, that's someone that we'll be able to rely on more and more."





More San Francisco 49ers News



Transcript: Jimmy Garoppolo discusses COVID-19, his play, Jerick McKinnon, 49ers additions, Tom Brady

By Site Staff
Aug 4, 2020

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters via a video conference call today, as the team begins training camp amid a pandemic. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. It seemed like the 49ers doubled down on yards-after-the-catch guys in the Draft. And then just yesterday with TE Jordan Reed. I was wondering if that caught your eye also and what are your impressions of the new pass catchers that have been added to the mix this season? "Yeah, it's been a productive offseason, just you know, getting new guys, the guys that we've already had, working with them and even getting some guys back from injuries. So, it's a great group. It's

Read the Full Article


Transcript: Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch discuss contracts extensions, George Kittle negotiations, COVID-19 impact on 49ers, Jordan Reed signing

By Site Staff
Aug 3, 2020

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters via a Zoom conference call today as the team begins training camp amid a pandemic. Here is everything Lynch and Shanahan had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Opening Comments: General Manger John Lynch: "Hello to everybody. I'll give you a couple of transactional things really quick. Number one, [WR] Richie James [Jr.] will be moving from the COVID list back to the active NFI with his hand and thumb injury. A corresponding move, [DB] D.J. Reed will be moved to the reserve NFI, effectively ending his season. That's a tough one for us. The earliest we might've had D.J. back, was early

Read the Full Article


Kyle Shanahan eager to show his players how easily they could have won the Super Bowl

By David Bonilla
Jul 28, 2020

Don't let anyone tell you that San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is looking past anything. He has repeatedly said that he knows how difficult it is to reach the Super Bowl. But make no mistake, his goal this season, and every season going forward, is to get there again and not let it slip through his fingertips. "February and March, I wasn't in the best state," Shanahan told Chris Simms on the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast of the Super Bowl LIV loss. "I mean, no one died. I still have my health, I still have my family, but man, does it hurt when you know how close you were to something and how big of a deal that is, and how easily you could have done it." Shanahan believes the

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone