Reports: Colin Kaepernick Benched For Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers against the Atlanta Falcons this weekend, reports Kyle McLorg (and confirmed every other NFL reporter). Regular starter and large headphone enthusiast Colin Kaepernick has been dire this season, ranking as the 30th best QB in the league by Football… »11/02/15 11:22pm11/02/15 11:22pm

Colin Kaepernick Donked A Guy Right In The Face

Somehow, this was a matchup of teams with identical records. But the Seahawks’ 20-3 win over the 49ers felt like so many of the blowouts in the recent one-sided stretch of the Seattle-San Francisco rivalry. The only things that set this one apart were the Niners’ especially unproductive offense, the fact that it was a… »10/23/15 8:59am10/23/15 8:59am

Colin Kaepernick's Fumble Was The Most Devastating Play Of Week 9

Week 10 starts in a few hours, so while we can, let's finish cleaning house on Week 9. Down by three with ten seconds remaining, the 49ers were one yard away from the St. Louis end zone and appeared on the verge of victory. But Colin Kaepernick fumbled in what was not only the most detrimental play of this week, but… »11/06/14 4:16pm11/06/14 4:16pm

Colin Kaepernick Was Probably Penalized For Saying "Nigger" Or "Nigga"

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the first NFL player to be penalized and then fined for using "inappropriate language," it was pretty clear that, given the NFL's instructions for referees to crack down on the use of racial and homophobic slurs, he had said something that was deemed by… »9/23/14 3:42pm9/23/14 3:42pm

Colin Kaepernick Was The Most Disastrous Quarterback In Week 2

Colin Kaepernick had an awful game Sunday night throwing three interceptions, fumbling once, and getting sacked four times. Sometimes, broad game stats can mask situational competence, but not here. According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, Kaerpernick's interception at the beginning of the… »9/15/14 3:30pm9/15/14 3:30pm

Why Did Colin Kaepernick Receive An "Inappropriate Language" Penalty?

After throwing his second interception of the night against the Bears, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for "inappropriate language." Kaepernick is the first player to be hit with a penalty of this sort, and while nobody's sharing exactly what Kaepernick said, it's fairly safe to… »9/15/14 10:03am9/15/14 10:03am

Colin Kaepernick's "$126 Million Contract" Is Remarkably Team-Friendly

We've learned long ago that the reported figures for big NFL deals should be ignored until the actual details emerge. So when Colin Kaepernick signed a contract that "could be worth $126 million through 2020," I hope you didn't believe either of those numbers. This is a below-market deal that ends whenever the 49ers… »6/05/14 11:04am6/05/14 11:04am