On Monday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh had his usual day-after press conference. He was asked about Colin Kaepernick's first start, which happened to be against the Chicago Bears. Coach Harbaugh said he had good memories of that, but even better memories of Kap's performance on Sunday.
I think the way Colin played yesterday in the ballgame was fabulous. The two plays early in the game where he stepped up, defender coming at him, stopped in his tracks and basically made a wrist-throw, a 30-40-yard laser to [WR] Anquan Boldin who ran an exceptional route and added good yards after the catch. And then, the very next play, he steps up, kicks out of a would-be tackler, running to the dead right, wrist-throws a BB to [TE] Vernon Davis in the end zone for a touchdown. I mean, in my estimation there's only two people that could make those two plays, one is Colin Kaepernick and the other has an ‘S' on his chest."
Coach Harbaugh will often not say much in his press conference, but every so often he will roll out a turn of phrase. He went with the Superman comparison, which is not too surprising. Here is some video of the laser to Anquan Boldin. Below that is a GIF of the touchdown throw to Vernon Davis
My favorite Kaepernick throw from Sunday: https://t.co/9PXV8xVHdQ— David Neumann (@UndraftedTweets) September 9, 2014
On Wednesday, NFL.com put together an article about the Superman comparison, and sent out this tweet with it:
Colin Kaepernick: Man of Steel? http://t.co/HVLco9MLCy pic.twitter.com/RBgGYn8tJg— NFL (@nfl) September 10, 2014
I have to admit, that's a pretty good picture use. Kap pulled the Superman routine against the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round last year. There was some pissing and moaning about it, but it was a fun response to a Panthers player Kaepernicking earlier in the year when the Panthers beat the 49ers.
One Twitter account was not quite so down with the tweet:
@nfl bruh pic.twitter.com/41Q7xshth0— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 10, 2014
Seriously, Panthers? That reads almost like a sort of "dad tweet" by someone trying to be hip, and instead just coming across as kinda lame. The Panthers have been big on supporting Cam's Superman thing, but would Superman flop like this (some irony in the use of "bro" in the GIF, I suppose)?