Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Kaepernick Says He's No Longer "being asked to do things outside of my character"


Colin Kaepernick was asked about a comment made by coach Jim Tomsula, who said that Kaepernick isn’t being asked to do anything he has been asked to do in previous years. His response eluded to the previous regime asking him to do things outside of his natural instinct.

Here is the transcript via the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

Q: Coach Tomsula just said a few minutes that you’re not being asked to do anything that you’ve been asked to do in previous years. What do you think he meant by that, and what’s your take on what you’re being asked to do that’s different?

Kaepernick: I would say the biggest thing is I’m being asked to be myself this year. I don’t think anyone knows how to be myself better than me. It’s a comfort zone. It’s a situation where I’m not being asked to do things outside of my character.

Q: Do you feel like you were asked to do things outside of your character?

Kaepernick: Outside of how I would normally handle situations, yes.

Q: Meaning, to be more specific, being in the pocket more? Not getting outside? Is that what you’re getting at?

Kaepernick: No. I’m getting at that I was asked to do things outside of my character.

Q: Is it safe to say you feel more relaxed right now in the pocket?

Kaepernick then walks off stage without answering.

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