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Harbaugh Backs His Quarterback

Posted Sep 16, 2013

Less than 24 hours after his quarterback threw three interceptions, Jim Harbaugh gave Colin Kaepernick his full support.

There are many Monday morning quarterbacks, but Colin Kaepernick only needs the support of Jim Harbaugh.

And he has it.

Less than 24 hours after his team’s 29-3 loss, in which Kaepernick committed a career-high four turnovers in Seattle, the 49ers coach defended his starting signal-caller, calling him the “most productive person we had on offense.”

“There was good coverage. There was pressure at times,” Harbaugh said of the Seahawks imposing defense. “I thought going back looking at the tape, Colin competed, was seeing the field, made plays. We didn’t make enough. But Colin played hard and played well at times.

“I’m not disappointed in the way Colin played at all. He did what he could.”

One week after piling up 494 total yards and 23 first downs, San Francisco’s offensive unit racked up just 207 yards and 12 firsts.

Harbaugh gave credit to Seattle’s defense and cornerback Richard Sherman in particular.

“He did a very good job,” Harbaugh said of his former college pupil, who recorded one of three Seahawks interceptions in the game. “The coverage was tight. He’s an excellent player.”

The coach did not discuss scheme any further, but he did say: “There’s things that we’ll put our finger and try to make improvement, significant improvement, this week. It’s something that early part of the season, you want to make the most of, identify where you can get better and make improvements and then you want to see those improvements made.”