We've always heard that Kaepernick is a smart, terrific kid behind the scenes, but he hasn't shown that side to the public much until a Tuesday article by Peter King on TheMMQB.com. Kaepernick is very aware that being an adopted, biracial, speedster with tattoos for days is not what you expect in an NFL starting quarterback.
"I want to try to break that perfect football mold," Kaepernick said. "I don't want to be someone who can be put into a category. 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."
"(I'm) still not really over it," Kaepernick said. "It feels like something was stolen."
"I constantly think about it," Kaepernick said. "I replay it. I rehash it. What could I have done better? If I got everybody up and got them set quicker, we wouldn't have had to worry about the play clock. The way the play looked to me, I don't feel there was anybody that was going to stop us from getting in the end zone ... It looked like it could have been a walk into the end zone."
"It got to a point," Kaepernick said, "where we could hear (the Packers' defenders) arguing while we were in our huddle. 'You're supposed to do this,' or 'You have to do this, then the other.' At that point, our offense was like, 'it's over.' As soon as you start turning on your teammates, you're not going to be productive. You know you have them in the palm of your hands."