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Colin Kaepernick talks Seattle Seahawks in the least excited way possible

We take a look at Colin Kaepernick's press conference transcript in advance of Sunday's 49ers-Seahawks matchup

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And a wildly enthused Colin Kaepernick talking Seahawks as well. I'd say it is safe to say Kaepernick has bought in to whatever Harbaugh is selling because this would be considered understated even for a Harbaugh press conference!

QB Colin Kaepernick
Press Conference - December 19, 2012
San Francisco 49ers

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NFC Offensive Player of the Week. What's your reaction when you found out?

"Excited about it."


"I think it's a great accolade for this team. I mean, there's a lot of great players on this team that put in the effort for that award to come around."

When you got on the team bus to go back to the airport, did you feel like, ‘Hey, this was a pretty darn good game,' worthy of that kind of award?

"I was just happy we got the win."

What did Patriots QB Tom Brady say to you after the game, if anything?

"Just good job."

What was it like, I mean, there's a picture of you shaking hands with Tom Brady on his field after the game. What were your thoughts, emotions about beating a guy like that in his own home?

"I mean, I was just excited about it. He's someone I always looked up to. He's someone that I always watched. So, to get a win over someone like that is a great accomplishment."

[TE] Vernon [Davis] said that you guys have been spending some time, trying to get on the same page and head coach Jim Harbaugh called that a positive. What kind of work have you done after practice with him to kind of find your timing?

"Just extra throws."

After a win like that, and how you guys are playing now, and now you've gotten into a little bit of a groove, what kind of statement does this make about you and where this team is and what you have to accomplish going forward?

"It really isn't going to mean too much if we don't come out and win this week. So, that's what we're focused on right now."

What kind of challenges will this game present to you with the Seahawks?

"The Seahawks are a hot team right now. Their defense is playing great. Their offense is putting up points, so we have to be ready."

What are you expecting just in terms of the hostile environment there and how loud it is and that kind of thing?

"We expect it to be loud."

Do you do anything different to prepare for one of the loudest stadiums in the league?

"We're going to prepare like we do for all of our away games."

Do you feel like you and Vernon are making some progress and why?

"Yeah, we're making progress because we're getting those throws after practice."

Is there anything, this being your third prime time start, is there something special that you embrace about playing under the lights?

"We're just going out trying to get a win."

So, no?

"I guess."

Obviously you don't study Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, but you've been able to watch some of his games and appreciate what he's been able to do this year?

"Yeah, I've seen a little bit of what he's done. Everything I've seen of him, he's been doing great things out there. So, that's something we're going to have to account for."

Does he seem like a guy that's going to be your adversary, your Tom Brady for the next decade or show?

"He'll be my adversary Sunday night, so that's what we're worried about."

The first time you guys played, a big deal was made after the fact about how physical their corners are. Are they still, even though one guy has been out a couple of weeks, do they still play the same kind of aggressive nature that they were earlier in the season?


And how do you go about defeating that?

"Our receivers are going to have to be physical, be physical in their routes, be physical in their blocking."

Do you have to kind of press the issue? Those guys, they're going to be on them, do you have to allow your receivers to go make plays?

"Our receivers have been making plays, so that's something I expect them to go out and do on Sunday too."

What was your reaction to the new music video that came out with the 5-year old girl?

"I thought it was a good video. Big ups to her."

You and [WR] Michael [Crabtree] work well together. What do you like about him as a receiver?

"He catches the ball, catches the ball and makes plays after he catches it."

Talking about the chemistry factor, did you have that from the beginning or is it something that's developed over time?

"I mean, Crab's the type of receiver, if you throw it close to him, he's going to catch it."

Vernon was saying that you want to get bigger and he keeps you, ‘Don't change at all..' He doesn't want your arm to get too much stronger. Is that a running joke between you two?


Will you elaborate a little bit on the back-and-forth there?

"I mean, it's just a joke we've had since the offseason because he knows I have a strong arm."

How much bigger do you want to be?

"It really isn't about getting bigger. It was just a joke we had."

Have you had a moment to yourself to kind of really reflect and just enjoy the fact that so much has happened in so little time for you?

"Right now is not the time for reflecting. Right now we need to work. We need to keep getting wins."

Both Harbaugh and TE Delanie Walker talked about Crabtree is not afraid to say, ‘Hey, I'm open. Look for me.' Do you like that in a receiver, when a guy is letting you know, I guess aggressively sometimes, that he's open?

"No, I love that in a receiver. You want somebody who wants the ball."

What would you ask you if you were standing in our spot?

"The same questions every week like you all do." [laughs]