Colin Kaepernick takes blame for 49ers loss to Seahawks

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (left) fumbles the ball after being hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril (56) during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks gave each other all they had in the NFC Championship, with the 49ers have a chance to put together a game-winning drive late. Unfortunately for San Francisco, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made a big play to ice the win.

Throughout the game, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made some questionable decisions that led to turnovers, and he took the responsibility of the loss and wants the blame to be placed on his shoulders.

“I didn’t play good enough to win. I turned the ball over three times. I cost us this game,” Kaepernick said, via Pro Football Talk.

While Kaepernick’s comments show a sense of leadership and maturity, he is being too hard on himself.

If he would not have made some of the huge plays that he made with his arm and legs, the 49ers wouldn’t have even been in the game late. Sure, Kaepernick could have played better and protected the ball more, but he is still a young player with plenty of room for improvement.

Topics: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

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