The San Francisco 49ers will stand in the Patriots' way Sunday night in Foxborough, Mass. Coach Jim Harbaugh's team has a different edge to it since Colin Kaepernick took over at quarterback. To prepare, Deion Branch -- re-signed by the Pats on Tuesday -- played quarterback in option looks for the scout team.
"I did a little bit in high school, but I only went in when the game was out of control," Branch told NFL.com's Albert Breer. "I was really a DB and receiver, so once we had the games wrapped up -- which was a lot of them -- I went to quarterback. So I played it a lot. And I played it all through Pop Warner, that's all I played, was quarterback."
Branch said he knows the footwork and ball-handling for the option, but joked, "the throwing's what I do best, though."
"You can say that," Branch told Breer. "We didn't have the dominant tight ends. Our tight ends were great -- Ben Watson and Daniel Graham, those guys were great. But the run game, it's very exciting to see that stuff, man."