Kaepernick Sits Down and Talks with Bill Simmons

Colin Kaepernick has been very talkative this weekend during Super Bowl week. This time he sat down with Grantland’s Bill Simmons and spoke with Simmons for over 40 minutes. 49ers.com put the interview in text form here: Colin Kaepernick Grants 42-Minute Interview

Here is a little sample from 49ers.com

Media Strategy

Why my answers are so short… I don’t want to give them anything to try and flip or manipulate. Offseason, if you want to run with something, go ahead and do it.

Rivalry with Seattle

It’s a great rivalry. I think we both have very good teams. I think it’s a rivalry that’ll be around for a while.

Running with the Football

Scrambles are some of the biggest plays in football. A defense can’t scheme for that. It doesn’t matter what coverage they have on, when you start scrambling, windows open up. I’ve never been one to go out and play conscious of my body. If I’m running down the field and there’s a linebacker coming at me, I’m going to do what I can to get down and get out of the way.

Gut-wrenching Losses

To me the Super Bowl was the worst one. You’re five yards away from getting a ring. We had the opportunities, but we didn’t convert.

Final Throw in NFC Title Game Loss to Seattle

It’s not a very big window, but to me that’s something I have confidence in to make that throw… I think that’s part of the reason we called (the play). ‘Alright, let’s take a shot here.’

That was the last thing we’re expecting to happen, a tipped ball to a linebacker… in everyone’s mind worst case scenario was we’d have an incomplete pass.

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