Most people think 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has regressed in his second NFL season. The man whose team opened the door for Kaepernick to become the starter last year by concussing Alex Smith doesn’t see it that way.
“I don’t see any indication of him struggling,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Friday, via quotes distributed by the team. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. He’s throwing touchdown passes and running around just like he did last year. So, I think any time you lose a game or two all the focus goes to the quarterback, but he’s not the reason that they lost football games. So, they’re very efficient and he’s a very talented quarterback.”
Kaepernick’s numbers have been down even in the team’s victories, with the exception of the rope-a-dope Week One win over Green Bay, in which the Packers were poised for another ground assault from Kaepernick. A rebound game against a very bad defense in Washington hardly means that Kaepernick is back to where he was last year, before opposing defenses had enough tape to work with when trying to take away what he does well.
But what else was Fisher going to say? As his team returns to the place where the Rams put Smith out of commission permanently for the 49ers, Fisher has no reason to give Kaepernick any motivation.
Beyond the stuff on Twitter, of course.