From his vantage point, Jim Harbaugh has enjoyed watching San Francisco’s starting quarterback continue to improve, even if it means the spotlight is taken off the players competing to be his backup.
“Colin is playing so well right now, it overshadows some of the other guys,” the 49ers coach said on Thursday.
Kaepernick’s play still impressed on a day where
“You try to dodge bullets and sometimes you don’t dodge them all,” Harbaugh said. “What it means right now is there are guys who are getting an opportunity to show what they can do. There’s a positive there.”
As for the quarterbacks looking to take advantage of their reps, Harbaugh suggested there was no clubhouse leader to be the team’s No. 2 signal-caller behind Kaepernick. The competition between
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When asked about any quarterback emerging as the backup, Harbaugh referred to only McCoy and Tolzien.
Harbaugh, however, pointed out that he’s been pleased with Daniels’ development at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. The seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, like McCoy and Tolzien, has also received opportunities to play with the second-team offense.
“He’s really progressing at quarterback,” Harbaugh said of Daniels. “He’s doing good work there and he’s putting in a lot of time at the receiver position and at the halfback position.
“It’s been impressive how he goes from receiver to quarterback. He puts on the gloves and then he’s back at running back. He’s doing a pretty darn good job… Arrow up there.”
McCoy and Tolzien continue to make the No. 2 job competitive. Both had their moments, good and bad, on Thursday.
McCoy fired a red zone touchdown to
Tolzien had a pass broken up by
Training Camp Notes
-Willis stood behind the back of the end zone to watch the defense during red zone periods. The star linebackers stood in a spot where he could study the action just like he was in the play.
-Kaepernick had an impressive rollout touchdown pass to second-year tight end
-Kaepernick was later intercepted in a team period by Wilhoite after a short pass over the middle intended to Davis was tipped in the air by Moody and hauled in by Wilhoite.
-Harbaugh said he was pleased with Nnamdi Asomugha’s progress. “He’s noticeably had some eye-popping plays, yesterday especially,” the 49ers coach said. “He’s been good. I think he’s got a good grasp of what we’re doing defensively. He’s in shape, so I think he’s doing a nice job.”
-With Culliver out of action,