ST. LOUIS Colin Kaepernick stumbled. He also glided in the open field, threw fist pumps and showed flashes of what can be a rich future.
Kaepernick walked from the Edward Jones Dome as the reason for the San Francisco 49ers loss. He also left as someone worthy of coach Jim Harbaughs trust.
Be smart with the ball, said the second-year quarterback, after losing to the St. Louis Rams 16-13 in overtime Sunday, when asked what he learned. Our defense played a great game. I gave up those points that were on the scoreboard for the Rams, so thats 100 percent my fault.
It was a grab-bag day for the 25-year-old Nevada product. Some good. Some bad. And one stain on what was a spotless record as a starter.
This is where the Kaepernick Experiment stands, now in its third week after Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar crunched Alex Smith at Candlestick Park: An unknown. An unfinished lab project. Kaepernick soared in victories over the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints. Sunday, he was smacked ...