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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will start Super Bowl XLVII next Sunday.
With just seven days remaining until Super Bowl XLVII, I thought I’d take some time to reflect. The 2012 NFL season has been the breakthrough year for the “Read-Option” offense.
It began in 2010 with Tim Tebow when he was a Denver Bronco. It continued in 2011 with Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. This year, rookies Robert Griffith III, and Russell Wilson have taken this philosophy to new heights.
The most successful quarterback to run this type of offense so far is San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers signal caller will start next week’s big game. When Alex Smith was injured some 10 weeks ago, Kaepernick was called upon and the offense was adjusted for his abilities.
For years many have said the option was a college offense only and would never work in the National Football League. This new bread of quarterback has changed that sentiment and defenses have been scrambling to adjust a...
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A tattoo shop in the San Francisco area is offering die-hard Niners fans a considerable discount on 49ers-themed ink.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has something in common with a few iconic NFL quarterbacks.
The versatile gunslinger was pursued by Chicago before he landed in the Bay Area.
When I say Chicago I don’t mean the Bears.
I speak of the Cubs that drafted Kaepernick to play in the big leagues just like guys such as John Elway. The only problem was he wanted no...
Colin Kaepernick will be making just his 10th start in the NFL in Super Bowl XLVII, but the second-year quarterback says he’s not the least bit nervous about the big stage.
Kaepernick and the 49ers arrived in New Orleans on Sunday night, excited for the week of festivities but also ready to get to work. When asked about his level of excitement and the nerves involved in such a...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick was literally off everyone’s radar except Jim Harbaugh’s until week 11 when he started in place of the injured Alex Smith. Kaepernick shined and immediately made a name for himself by embarrassing the Chicago Bears Defense by completing 16 of 23 passes for 246 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.Now Kaepernick is taking...
When Colin Kaepernick took over as the San Francisco 49ers
starting quarterback earlier this season and went on to show his ability, it
was widely expected that the team would trade Alex Smith over the offseason. However,
Smith is expected to seek his release before the start of the free agency
period, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
But the player prefers not...
Though all eyes (and microphones) may be on Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers read-option attack this week, it's the 49ers defense that'll be tasked with stopping the suddenly high-octane Baltimore Ravens offense in Super Bowl XLVII.
The 49ers can score as many points and run as many exotic, untraditional plays on Sunday as they'd like. If the...
It’s been a long time since the San Francisco 49ers were in a Super Bowl. The last time was January 29, 1995 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami as Steve Young was the quarterback and George Seifert was the coach. Some of the other key players on that team were Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Dana Stubblefield, and Tim McDonald just to name a few. The franchise hungered badly for the Lombardi’s...
After being usurped as the 49ers starting quarterback by Colin Kaepernick this season, rumors have swirled that Alex Smith wants out of San Francisco. It appears the Niners will grant him that wish.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter on Tuesday that the 49ers will attempt to trade Smith after their season ends this Sunday, and if that proves unsuccessful he will be respectfully...
So you're a fan of one of the 30 teams out of contention for Super Bowl 47. While you may not have a horse left in the race in the quest for this year's Lombardi Trophy, it's never too late to jump on board with one of the two remaining contenders.You're faced with a tough decision, though. Do you bandwagon it with the tattooed breakout from the the Bay, Colin Kaepernick...
Unless Alex Smith has to relieve Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, the former No. 1 overall pick has likely played his last game with the 49ers.
Now, San Francisco has to pick between trading Smith and his $8.5 million contract, or releasing him. The quarterback would prefer the latter.
Smith will ask for his release before the start of free agency, March 12, according...
Yesterday, Thepigskinreport.com got to speak with NFL Network’s host Rich Eisen. Mr. Eisen appeared courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott. During the interview, Mr. Eisen referenced a poll conducted by the hotel chain which suggests that the San Francisco 49ers will be victorious over the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII by a slim margin of less than three points.Courtyard was...