Trent Dilfer Praises Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers

By Lucas Carreras
Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up prior to the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
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On a recent visit to the San Francisco 49ers training facility, ESPN NFL Analyst Trent Dilfer spoke about several different topics on all things related to the 49ers. What most stood out were his comments as it related to Colin Kaepernick.

Dilfer spoke well of what he saw of Kaepernick during his visit. He stated that Kaepernick carried himself with a certain energy during weight training sessions and during on field organized team activities. Kaepernick fulfills the role of what Dilfer calls a “temperature” guy. In this case, a player like Kaepernick gets everyone else on the team to elevate the effort exerted in their workouts, whether it be in the weight room or on the field during practice.

For 49ers fans who were worried or nervous that all the off-field attention would distract Kaepernick from his offseason work as a professional, you need not to worry. All the endorsements have not prevented him from focusing from what’s really important. Kaepernick has his head in the right place and as he is focused on how to help the team improve ahead of the 2013 season. It also demonstrates the enthusiasm and spark, which he injected the offense with at the moment he became the full time starter last season.

As well as Kaepernick played last season, he will be expected to perform at a higher level in the 2013 season and beyond. Listening to the comments and observations made by Dilfer only serve to assure 49ers fans of continued success for the upcoming season. Dilfer’s comments also serve to reinforce the belief fans have in the current 49ers hierarchy of front office personnel and coaches is well placed and warranted.


Lucas Carreras is a contributing San Francisco 49ers writer for and you give him a follow on Twitter by following him @maldini3fan and you can connect and add him to your network on Google+.

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