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Football Extra Points:
The 49ers Colin Kaepernick had an outstanding game last week, but it's not enough to put him at the top of the list.
The Divisional round did not disappoint, there were some outstanding games. The elite quarterbacks were on display and you can see why there is such a premium on quarterbacks in the NFL.
This week on my radio show, Football Extra Points, I reviewed the Divisional games and previewed the Championship games.
I'll give my picks later in the week but here are my quarterback rankings.
1) Tom Brady - There isn't anywhere you can put Brady but the top of this list. He's playing at an elite level right now and is shredding defenses. He made Shane Vereen look like a Pro Bowler. With the running game they have in place, this given Brady the ability to run play action and keep defenses honest. The loss of Gronk will hurt but, they are use to playing without him.
2) Matt Ryan - The Falcons finally got their first playoff win with Matt Ryan at quarte...
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STRIKE A POSE
Much in the way "Tebowing" became a craze, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pose from Saturday's playoff game is taking the social media world by storm.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a performance for the ages on Saturday as he led his team to a dominant 45-31 divisional playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers. In the process, Kaepernick completely dismantled the Packers defense, rushing for 181 yards and two touchdowns and proving that he is not a one-dimensional running threat, added two passing TDs...
Tebowmania is so last season. Planking is so last year. Kaepernicking is what's sweeping cyberspace now.
In the wake of the San Francisco 49ers 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers Saturday night comes Colin Kaepernick's touchdown celebration and the birth of a new Internet craze.
The 49ers quarterback's new ritual of flexing his right arm and kissing his bicep...
When San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh opted to stick with Colin Kaepernick as his starting quarterback even after a concussed Alex Smith had been cleared to play, a lot of Niner fans were pissed off. Smith, of course, was vocal about his discontent with being benched, saying something like, “All I did to lose my job was get a concussion and not look like a young Gregory Hines...
We all saw San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick destroy the defense of the Green Bay Packers in the 49ers' 45-31 victory in the NFC Divisional Playoffs on Saturday night. Kaepernick accounted for 444 yards of total offense(261 passing yards and an NFL QB record 183 rushing yards)as he ran circles and passed all over the cheeseheads. Of course, I'm very happy to...
If there is one thing to take away from the 444-yard, four touchdown performance of San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick Saturday night in a 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, its that Kaepernick is damn good and his value in terms of fantasy football is about to skyrocket.
At least it should.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh...
Well we are finally here. The NFC Championship game has arrived and the Falcons and Niners are 60 minutes away from making their Super Bowl aspirations a reality. San Francisco is going to bring their stout defense and emerging quarterback phenom, Colin Kaepernick, into the ATL with a lot of confidence after dispatching the Green Bay Packers last Saturday 45-31 in Candlestick.While...
The San Francisco 49ers have discovered that Colin Kaepernick is going to be the team’s starting quarterback going forward. Kaepernick brings a dynamic element to the 49ers offense that Alex Smith does not possess. The Nevada product put on a clinic on Saturday night, setting the record for the most rushing yards in a single game by a quarterback, rushing for 181 yards.
GO THE WAY OF THE DODO
Insisting that the NFL is a cyclical league, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes the pistol and read-option offenses won't be around forever.
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan admits he has fond memories of his time coaching the San Francisco 49ers.
"I have great memories of the place. A lot of good things happened there as well,"Nolan said. "Obviously, getting fired is not a good thing. But nonetheless, there's a lot of players still playing there that we added I obviously look forward
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Even though none of the Atlanta Falcons would publicly acknowledge the heightened pressure to win leading up to Sunday's playoff clash with the Seahawks, make no mistake, the anxiety was real.
Alas, having finally earned that first playoff triumph of the Mike Smith era -- a miraculous 30-28 victory over the Seahawks -- the Falcons seemingly could breathe...
Back in the NFC championship game, the San Francisco 49ers are confident they can take that next step this year behind multi-threat quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The top-seeded Atlanta Falcons look at their first playoff victory under coach Mike Smith as nothing more than clearing the first hurdle on the way to achieving the ultimate goal.
The conference's top two teams meet...