Colin Kaepernick says he doesn’t feel pressure

Reuters

As a quarterback who has started less than one season and is now preparing to start the Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick might seem likely to be feeling nervous this week. But Kaepernick says he doesn’t have any nerves at all.

“I’ve said this before: Pressure, I feel like, comes from lack of preparation. This isn’t going to be a pressure situation, it is going to be a matter of going out there and performing physically,” Kaepernick said after the 49ers arrived in New Orleans.

Kaepernick insisted that to him, this is simply another game in which he’s going to keep preparing the way he has so that he can play the way he has. Asked about his routine during Super Bowl week, Kaepernick said, “The same routine we had when we were back in San Francisco.” Asked if there was anything different about flying to New Orleans than the trips the 49ers have taken up to this point, Kaepernick said, “Just a bigger plane.”

And this week, for Kaepernick, is just a bigger game — a game that he says isn’t making him the least bit nervous.

40 responses to “Colin Kaepernick says he doesn’t feel pressure

  1. “Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing.”

    Hall of Fame Legend Chuck Noll

  2. He looks like he would crack pretty easily against a good defense. Good thing he isn’t playing a good defense.

  3. As a Niners fan, this guy rubs me the wrong way at times. BUT, after tossing a pick-6 against Green Bay on the first play, then coming back to win; and after going down 17-0 to the Falcons and coming back to win, I can’t doubt he has steel nerves, and really doesn’t feel much pressure this week. GO NINERS!

  4. We all know this game is too big for Kaepernick. Ravens have Denis Dixon to prep for the pistol offense. Is he on CK level, no, but Ravens will be prepared. This game will be over by 4th quarter. Home state of Jacoby Jones and Ed Reed, Ray Lewis’ last game, chance for Joe Flacco to earn a mega contract (as if he hasnt already), ravens rout the 49ers. Sorry San Fran, sorry Pittsburgh, sorry New England. Ravens will be your superbowl champs. Hate on.

  5. Kap is ridiculously cool under “pressure”. this has been proven over the last few games. we’re all watching the beginning of something very special happening up in The City. Colin is the NFL’s next superstar. you better get used to the Niners consistently being in the final four or better for the next decade or so. how did that Beastie Boy lyric go…”Cooler than a Kaepernick in a bowl of hot sauce”

  6. ravenator says:Jan 28, 2013 8:52 AM

    We all know this game is too big for Kaepernick. Ravens have Denis Dixon to prep for the pistol offense. Is he on CK level, no, but Ravens will be prepared. This game will be over by 4th quarter. Home state of Jacoby Jones and Ed Reed, Ray Lewis’ last game, chance for Joe Flacco to earn a mega contract (as if he hasnt already), ravens rout the 49ers. Sorry San Fran, sorry Pittsburgh, sorry New England. Ravens will be your superbowl champs. Hate on

    Only a Fool is going to sit here and speculate.
    As a Niner Fan,”I like our chances,alot”

  7. This is an NFL “narrative” with Ray Lewis going out on top. The 49ers are clearly the better team, but they’ll be playing against the Ravens AND the Refs come Sunday. Just wait and see.

  8. His inexperience will hopefully shine through this weekend on the biggest stage and then the forty-whiners can fall flat on their face after all their over-hype BS. Go Ravens!!

  9. Colin Kaepernick, for some reason, looks exactly like my brother. Kaep talks in that kinda-slurred Southern-drawl, so I’ve started to memorize it so when I see my bro the next time, I’m totally going to bomb him with it. I know it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual game, but it’s hilarious, for sure. He loves the game like I do, and I love my bro.

  10. Sorry Raven fans…your team is old and slow …Kappys going to send Lewis into retirement by the second qtr…Flacco throws those ducks and gets picked 3 times…Niners win a easy…

  11. I saw the interview with Kap and thought he was very convincing when he answered that question. He did not give the impression that he was just whistling past the graveyard.

    Is there such a thing as pathological confidence? because, this young man seems fearless.

  12. I think he honestly does not feel it. To the Ravens fans who are predicting a blowout: just be sure to show up after win or lose. I don’t see this game being anything but close.

  13. Keep doubting. All the 49ers/Kaep have done is keep proving everybody wrong week in week out. There was no way he was going to beat the Bears in his first start. No way he’s beating Brees in NO in his second start. ABSOLUTELY no way he wins at NE in Dec. Won’t beat Rodgers. Won’t win at Atl vs Matty Ice. PLEASE.

  14. 49ers shall cover the spread and win the Super Bowl,

    they (media) will then compare Kaepernick’s life story to a famous politician and try to draw a comparison…

    You heard it here first guaranteed win..

  15. Look at all these haters piling on a stupid article. You all wish he were on your team. He’s the total package.

  16. I for one hope the birds blitz him often, that way when he does explode, there wont be any excuses, hope you can handle being second page Ray, reed, and suggz.
    johns a good coach and they are formiddable, they represent the AFC, but everybody knows, NFC is where its at!!

  17. As a Ravens fan, I really like Kaepernick as a player, he is definitely a calm, collected mind on the field from the games I’ve watched and shows some good leadership for a 2nd year player, he should only get better.

    Now that said, I can’t help but laugh everytime I see the dude in street clothes, what a clown in that regard.

  18. What was Colin wearing on arrival? He looked like he was going to the mall. I’m happy for Colin, but dress for the occasion a little bit. I guess us ladies have been spoiled by the likes of Tom Brady and Eli Manning arriving like GQ models. Ok, Flacco. You can still make an entrance.

    Ps. Did Kappy get that pressure quote from Eli? “Pressure is only something you feel if you’re unprepared.” Good advice from a 2x SB MVP. Lets see how CK holds up under the bright lights of football’s biggest stage.

  19. Yes, the NFL “narrative” is the God-ordained “legends of the game” going out with an inspiring win. That’s why the Niners have to just rub it in their faces and win convincingly. The Niners have a better offense, a better defense and a faster, more physical team. The Ravens have “destiny.” We’ll see what wins out – magic or reality.

  20. Each week I go in with doubts, and leave with total awe and disbelief. Can this kid pull of the big one? Seems like history has shown he can — but will the rest of the team. It should be one hell of a game.

  21. The Niners winning depends on overcoming the loss of whatever player Bernard Pollard sends into rehab with a cheap shot.

  22. siennaLilo says:Jan 28, 2013 11:27 AM

    “What was Colin wearing on arrival? He looked like he was going to the mall. I’m happy for Colin, but dress for the occasion a little bit. I guess us ladies have been spoiled by the likes of Tom Brady and Eli Manning arriving like GQ models. Ok, Flacco. You can still make an entrance.

    Ps. Did Kappy get that pressure quote from Eli? “Pressure is only something you feel if you’re unprepared.” Good advice from a 2x SB MVP. Lets see how CK holds up under the bright lights of football’s biggest stage.”

    Eli a GQ model? Please. More like L.L. Bean. And the quote has been recycled many a time, but as one commenter points out Chuck Noll once said it. Make sure you don’t hurt Eli with that incessant back-patting.

  23. “That’s because he hasn’t been hit by Suggs or a few others on that defense.”

    That is because when they try to catch him he takes off for 30+ yard gains…..
    derpa

  24. Colin just call Charlie Batch he didn’t have a problem as a third stringer against those vaunted Ravens. The ravens are good but not as good as their fans make them sound. Lots of snowboarding….big air

  25. I don’t like him and think he is smug. But, I hate the ravens and their excuses. I predict ravens fans saying things like “why isn’t anyone hitting him!?” on Sunday.

  26. He passed the test in New England. He passed the test against the Pack. He beat Matt Ryan in Atlanta.

    Honestly, I don’t think his nerves can be disputed.

    His quote says it all:

    “You only feel pressure when you’re unprepared.”

  27. He is golden against the blitz. He makes all his progressions. He hands off if they contain the edges.

    He has 4 INTs this season…and on the following drive after every single one, he drove them to a SF TD.

    If the Niners lose this game, I highly doubt it will be bacause of Kaepernick.

  28. It’s unfortunate that one of these excellent quarterbacks is going to be on short end of the score Sunday. They both have been outstanding. Fair is fair, comes down to Sunday. 38 – 24

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