Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick: ‘I’m leaps and bounds ahead of where I was last year’

Colin Kaepernick came out after practice and spoke for a few minutes with reporters on Tuesday, and the words “comfort” and “comfortable” were often used. Most of the time he was talking about a deeper understanding of the offense and working with the team’s receivers (including Randy Moss), but he also touched on what he’s working on mechanically.

Kaepernick’s session lasted a little over four minutes, and in this post I broke out the important pieces into four small videos that last between 24 and 38 seconds apiece. Like the Brandon Jacobs video I posted yesterday, here’s a partial transcript for each video that includes a key quote.

1. How he’s feeling in practice and in general

“I feel like I’m leaps and bounds ahead of where I was last year, as far as my comfort, being comfortable with this offense and being able to execute. Everything’s coming so much more naturally now.”

http://youtu.be/3aYxYhYgRdI?hd=1

2. What it’s like to work with Randy Moss

“One thing about Randy is a lot of times he can make you look good no matter where you throw the ball.”

http://youtu.be/Oi4sFqYM1qk?hd=1

3. Mechanics

“I think every quarterback’s different. So I don’t think you can say ‘are his mechanics sound versus his.’ Some people have quicker releases, some people don’t. I’m trying to quicken my release up, yes, but I think it depends on the quarterback,” said Kaepernick. “Just trying to get the ball out quicker is something I’m trying to correct right now.”

http://youtu.be/1p9OAoyOGgg?hd=1

4. The question I asked:

Being that it was so rushed last year, did you ever feel comfortable with the playbook last season, and do you right now?

“I think last year I was comfortable with it. It was just, some things I didn’t understand why we were doing them. I just knew this is what we’re doing, this is what we want to do. Now I understand why we want to do that and what we’re trying to get from the defense when we’re calling certain plays. So it’s just a better understanding of what we’re doing, I guess.”

http://youtu.be/nJj4-8jFQa0?hd=1
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