When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw a high pass over the middle of the field to Randy Moss on Sunday, the ball sailed over Moss’s head without Moss even reaching for it, and Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted it. Moss has taken some criticism this week from people who think he didn’t make any effort to catch the ball.
But Kaepernick says the interception was all his own fault.
“I overthrew Randy,” Kaepernick told reporters today at the 49ers’ facility.
Asked whether he thought Moss made enough of an effort to catch the pass, Kaepernick insisted that all the blame should be on his own shoulders.
“I overthrew it — that’s my fault,” Kaepernick said.
Kaepernick has taken this loss hard, and he also told reporters today that he thinks it will stay with him for the rest of his life. But for the 49ers, it’s a good sign that their young franchise quarterback doesn’t point fingers after a loss, and instead puts it on himself to do what he needs to do to win.