Peter King’s new football website featured the 49ers quarterback in a major way. King’s “MMQB” site was all about San Francisco’s QB on Tuesday.
In a fascinating look at the much discussed 49ers play-maker, Colin Kaepernick opened up to the longtime NFL scribe when the two spent time together in the offseason. Kaepernick surprised his high school football coach with a farewell speech at Pittman High School and King was there to document the experience.
King also touched on topics that Kaepernick has rarely discussed in the media. It’s a must-read for those looking to get a better understanding of the 49ers quarterback.
An interesting aspect of the interview focused on Kaepernick explaining why he wants to be himself at all times.
“I want to try to break that perfect football mold. I don’t want to be someone who can be put into a category,” the 49ers quarterback said. “I want to be my own person. I want my own style. I want to be someone who can’t really be compared to anybody.
“And I want to have a positive influence as much as I can. I’ve had people write me because of my tattoos. I’ve had people write me because of adoption. I’ve had people write me because they’re biracial. I’ve had people write me because their kids have heart defects—my mom had two boys who died of heart defects, which ultimately brought about my adoption. So, to me, the more people you can touch, the more people you can influence in a positive way or inspire, the better.”
More headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee previewed the main offensive storylines to track when camp opens.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shared the comments of rookie running back Marcus Lattimore.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com discussed Anquan Boldin’s importance to the 49ers.
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