The 49ers typically wear three differently colored jerseys during practices. The offensive and defensive players alternate daily between wearing red and white, and players from both units “working through something” sport blue. Someone wearing this hue might as well have a sign on their helmet that says, “Don’t tackle me.”
So you can imagine why
With Kaepernick’s offense facing San Francisco’s first-team defense in team drills on Monday, linebacker
“I felt like as the defense was running a stunt that Ahmad came free and was a little too close to Colin,” Jim Harbaugh said of the tackle-free session. “So as a way to reemphasize to stay away from Colin Kaepernick, so we don’t get anything freakish in practice.”
The coach has expressed the same justification for Kaepernick’s limited action through two preseason games; the third-year pro has played a total of two series entering Sunday night’s exhibition opposite the Minnesota Vikings.
How did Kaepernick feel about Brooks bearing down on him?
“Didn’t scare me at all,” Kaepernick said, adding later: “I’m not a fan of the jersey.
“I don’t worry about (how the defense plays). I’m out there to practice on my game.”
Similarly, the signal-caller is not rooting to be on the sideline. The competitor in him “would play every snap if they let me.”
That, of course, won’t happen again on Sunday at Candlestick Park.
For more storylines surrounding the team, check out this edition of Morning Tailgate links.
Cam Inman provided Kaepernick’s reaction to the “greatest” quarterback comment of a ESPN commentator.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle said that A.J. Jenkins should be viewed through Jim Harbaugh.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com reviewed NFC West teams’ recent drafting at the wide receiver position.
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