Everyone that watches the NFL has seen the fire that Jim Harbaugh can breathe. Whether his ire is directed at officials, coaches, or players, Harbaugh can be quite an animated character on the sidelines.
San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick recounted an incident he had with the coach back in his rookie season.
“My rookie year we had a couple of rough days,” Kaepernick said on “Football Night in America”, according to a report from CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. “There was one day, I don’t remember exactly what I was doing. There was something I wasn’t doing quite right, quite how he wanted me to, and he just went off.”
“He has a little fire to him and he doesn’t really snap and go off on players so when he did that, I’m really messing up. For him to go off like this in front of everybody, it’s bad. I’ve been better since then.”
As has been widely reported, Kaepernick has taken to Twitter for motivation on the field, and the budding star quarterback addressed that as well.
“It lets you know that there are people that still think you aren’t where you should be,” Kaepernick said. “It’s kind of like what Coach Harbaugh tells us sometimes: ‘When people start talking really good about you, that’s when you need to be worried.’ I think from the time I was young, I’ve had a lot of people tell me I can’t do things so that’s a reminder that I’ve been through this before, and I’ve been successful going through it before.”
San Francisco (2-2) takes on Houston (2-2) at Candlestick Park on Sunday Night.