On Now
Coming Up
  • Wed., Aug. 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT Live 49ers Live: Live Look-In During Training Camp Practice 49ers senior team reporter Joe Fann and team reporter Keiana Martin give you an exclusive look at 49ers Training Camp.
  • Wed., Aug. 16, 2017 12:10 PM - 12:40 PM PDT Live John Lynch Media Availaibility | 12:20pm PST The general manager of the 49ers meets with the media after Wednesday's joint training camp practice with Denver.
  • Wed., Aug. 16, 2017 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM PDT Live 49ers Live | 3:00pm PST 49ers senior team reporter Joe Fann and Ted Robinson recap the victory over Kansas City and preview the second preseason game against Denver.

News & Events


Morning Tailgate: Kaepernick and the Cardinals

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday that he and quarterback Colin Kaepernick are focused on wins, not passing yards.

When your magazine-cover quarterback is 6-of-15 passing for 113 yards – 64 of them on a touchdown toss – questions are going to be asked. Never mind that your team won its game by 31 points.

This is the case after the 49ers blowout Week 5 win over the Houston Texans, and also as San Francisco prepares for its Week 6 matchup opposite the Arizona Cardinals.

“Quarterbacks aren’t going to throw for 500, 400 yards every single game,” Jim Harbaugh said on KNBR Tuesday morning. “Colin, us, we – we’re after the win.”

Harbaugh, Kaepernick and Co. are after another one on Sunday at Candlestick Park, where the 3-2 Cardinals visit on Sunday. The 49ers third-year signal-caller was 16-of-28 passing for 276 yards and two touchdowns in his last game against Arizona – the regular-season finale of 2012.

If the quarterback’s coach has his way, similar numbers will appear on the stat sheet as a result of winning, not independent of it.

The 49ers are 4-1 against the Cards since Harbaugh took the helm. Victory No. 5 – whether its piloted by Kaepernick or not – would undoubtedly be appreciated at The ‘Stick.

"It was a great atmosphere at Candlestick on Sunday night,” Harbaugh said of fan support at the Texans game. “Bring it this week. This is a big, big game -- division rival, both of us are 3-2 at this point. Don't wait until (the Seahawks game in) December. We could use it this week."

For more storylines surrounding the team, check out this edition of Morning Tailgate links, presented by State Farm.

Bill Williamson of ESPN.com focused on rookie Corey Lemonier and his early opportunity to contribute.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com provided an update on the team’s evolving wideout corps.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle noted the role reversal involving Tramaine Brock.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News wrote that the 49ers seek more Brock-like successes.

Taylor Price of 49ers.com has the details on Ray McDonald’s not-so-serious injury.







  Take the 49ers with You

Download the official mobile app of the San Francisco 49ers.