Colin Kaepernick says he runs more in playoffs on purpose

Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs with the ball past Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) in the second quarter during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs with the ball past Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) in the second quarter during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy football owners who took Colin Kaepernick thinking he would run all over defenses in 2013 were sorely mistaken. Kaepernick was a borderline bust in fantasy but those owners who wanted him to run in the regular season couldn’t have been happy to see him take off in the postseason.

Kaepernick shed some light on the drastic change in his game, stating he made a conscious effort to run more in the postseason to help his team win games.

Per CSNBayArea.com:

“When you get to the postseason, it’s one-and-done, if you’re not winning,” Kaepernick said. “So we’re going to do everything we can to try to win those games.”

You can’t really fault Kaepernick’s logic, as it makes a lot of sense. If runs for a crazy amount of yards in the regular season but gets hurt doing it, it was a pointless risk. If he gets his team to the postseason and then goes all out, the risk is worth it.

Still, fantasy owners learned their lesson on Kaepernick and won’t be fooled by his playoff legs twice.

Topics: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

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