San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick met with the media for his weekly Wednesday press conference. As the transcript below shows, he did not have a whole lot to say about anything. This has generally been his MO the last season and a half. He keeps it short and succinct, which is not something the media enjoys.
Media have at times complained about Kaepernick's terse responses, and on Wednesday, people were less than pleased with it once again. A common refrain was that it was disrespectful and unprofessional. Among the fans on Twitter, there was a mix of opinions. Some agreed with the media, others think the media is making too big a deal about it, and others still have said the media is to blame for his responses.
What are your thoughts on these kinds of short responses. I think everybody would agree it does not make his life easier with the media, but does that matter? I think that if Kap was playing for the Giants or the Jets and dealing with New York media, it would certainly be an interesting dynamic to consider. As big as the Bay Area is, the media here are nothing like the New York media frenzy.
As a fan, how do you view these kinds of responses? Do you care about it? Do you think it matters in the bigger picture? Does it reflect upon the organization as a whole? Given the relative lack of communication between the big players in the 49ers front office and the media, this could be something that is considered beyond just what Colin Kaepernick says or does not say to the media.
How was practice out there? A little wet?
How's the team coming back, bouncing back right now? Where's the focus at?
What about you personally?
What do you see in the Raiders as far as what they bring to the table and what you're seeing on film?
"They're a good team."
When you went back and looked at tape from the Seattle game, what struck you about the offense?
"We didn't play well."
Any explanation why you didn't execute?
"Didn't play well."
Was it mostly you guys or what Seattle was doing?
"It was us."
Growing up here in this region, if you could share with us just growing up playing the game, this Raider-49er rivalry, just if you followed it or?
"I was a Packers fan."
You almost became a Raider, though, back in the draft. How many times did you visit with the Raiders before the draft?
And did you meet with former Raiders owner and general manager Al Davis back then?
"[Former Raiders head coach] Hue [Jackson]."
And what kind of vibe did you get from Hue and knowing how much he would want you?
"A good one."
Did you work out at the facility there?
Did they work you out all?
No work out? Just a meet-and-greet?
What's the confidence like with the team right now? Did Thursday's loss take its toll on you guys confidence-wise?
And why is that?
"We know what we have to do. We played bad."
When you have a game like that, is it one of those things where man you just can't wait until the next one?
How are you guys able to compartmentalize all the outside drama and rumors and stories about head coach Jim Harbaugh potentially not being here next year? And not only that, but whether it's the Raiders, Michigan, different places like that. How are you able to keep that all out of your heads?
"I don't pay attention."
Is that hard, though? I mean you guys are human.
What do you think about the rumors that are surrounding Harbaugh?
"Look at his resume. You'll get your answer."
Do you want him to be your head coach next year?
What are you looking forward to on Sunday?
Are you curious to see what the black hole is like in person, just being in the Raiders stadium?
"I've been there before."
As a fan or just as exhibition? As a fan?
"Punt, pass and kick."
How old were you then?
"I don't remember."
How did you fare?
"Second and third."
In what categories?
"Two different years."
Sorry if you've been asked this, I just got here, but TE Vernon Davis, as you probably know, he had 16 catches of over 20 yards last year. He just has one this year. He's dealt with injuries. Is he physically OK or what's going on with him and why hasn't he been as big a part of the offense?
"He's physically fine."
Can you put your finger on why he hasn't been...his numbers are pretty dramatically down?
"Couldn't tell you."
Were you about 11 when you did the punt, pass, kick?
"I don't remember."