49ers News, Rumors: Colin Kaepnernick, Jim Harbaugh, Anquan Boldin, Anthony Davis
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Washington Redskins Sunday. They’ll face the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday’s Thanksgiving games. Here’s some of the latest buzz:
Kaepernick is ‘Great,’ says Harbaugh
Coach Jim Harbaugh publicly defended his quarterback, Colin Kaepnernick, after Sunday’s close win.
There’s been criticism against Kaepernick that he hasn’t made enough progress as a passer.
“He’s a great player,” Harbaugh said on Sunday, per SI.com. “I don’t know how everybody else doesn’t see it that way. Great with a capital ‘G’—at the highest level of great.”
A few days before that, he said, “He’s growing and growing and growing as a pocket passer. I think he’s one of the most dynamic pocket passers in the game of football today. And he’s one of the most dynamic runners,” according to ESPN.
Meanwhile, Harbaugh described his career as a quarterback as “mediocre.”
Kaepernick will target Sherman
Regarding the Seahawks game at home, Kaepernick said he’ll target Richard Sherman, the so-called “shutdown cornerback” for Seattle.
“I’ll throw to whoever is open,” he told the Contra-Costa Times.
And regarding Sherman’s matchup with receiver Michael Crabtree, Kaepernick said, “It’s another game for him. I don’t think he’s worried about anything else.”
And he said he doesn’t have any opinions on Sherman.
“I don’t have any,” he added. “I’m worried about what we’re doing.”
RT Davis still dealing with concussion
Right tackle Anthony Davis is still dealing with concussion symptoms, said Harbaugh.
It’s unclear if Davis will be able to play against the Seahawks on Thursday, he added, via the SF Chronicle.
Davis received a concussion during the NY Giants game on Nov. 16. However, he’s missed six games due to a number of different injuries this season.
“Obviously, we want to have him back on the field,” Kaepernick told the paper. “It has to be when he’s ready, when he’s healthy. You don’t want to have him go out too soon and reinjure something.”
Boldin calls Redskins coach ‘irrelevant’?
Anquan Boldin had some choice words for Redskins coach Jim Haslett after he got in the receiver’s face following a 10-yard catch.
After the catch, Boldin fell out of bounds and onto the Redskins sideline. He shoved player off of him, prompting Haslett to get in his face.
“It looked like Jim Haslett had some words for you on the sideline; what was that about?” a reporter asked Boldin after the game, according to the Washington Post.
“I don’t know,” Boldin replied. “A guy tried to hit me late on the sideline, and I pushed him off. [Haslett] had some words, for whatever reason. I don’t even give that a second thought. He don’t….he’s irrelevant.”
It’s unclear if he was referring to Haslett’s career or the impact the incident had in the game. According to the Post, Boldin didn’t appear to angry over the matter.