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Morning Tailgate: Kaepernick on the Move

Posted Sep 16, 2013

Colin Kaepernick didn't have his best game Sunday night, but there are good signs coming from his ground game.

Colin Kaepernick did not play his best game on Sunday night in Seattle. In fact, Kaepernick might have told you that he played his worst in the 49ers 29-3 loss to the Seahawks.

But he did something positive in the process.

Kaepernick carried the ball nine times for 87 yards, picking up 28 of them on one sideline scamper that brought to mind pictures of his banner 2012 season. The rushing total was a single-game career high for the third-year quarterback.

Of course, it was his other all-time mark – four turnovers, three of them interceptions -- that had the signal-caller frustrated.

“We’re not going to win games if I play like that,” he said postgame.

Still, Kaepernick has rushed 16 times for 109 yards, or 6.8 yards per carry, through two games. He ran for 415 yards all of last season. His ability to use his feet – and right arm – should help San Francisco to more victories this season.

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

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed San Francisco’s use of the no-huddle offense.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle said the 49ers-Seahawks game followed a familiar script.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com focused on the play that resulted in Ian Williams’ injury.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News wrote about the hour-long weather delay.

Taylor Price of 49ers.com covered the injuries to Williams and rookie safety Eric Reid.

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