It was nice to see Colin Kaepernick smiling on the sideline on Thursday.
This was a total change of emotion for the San Francisco 49ers‘ signal-caller, who was last seen on Twitter calling out his so-called “haters.” While the 49ers’ win over the St. Louis Rams may have been a massive step in the right direction for Kaepernick, it still doesn’t mean the folks in San Francisco are in the clear.
At 2-2, the 49ers are still second in the NFC West, and the Seattle Seahawks have the look of a championship-contending squad. With that being said, Week 5 is going to be a huge barometer for the hard-to-gauge 49ers as they head home and take on the Houston Texans. This was a game that most NFL fans already had circled prior to the start of the regular season.
However, the Niners’ early-season struggles have made this game a must-see contest to say the least. San Francisco was flat out embarrassed by both the Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts, so let’s not act like a win over the Rams has made the reigning NFC Champions unbeatable all the sudden. Even still, if Kaepernick can come out and send J.J. Watt and company home with a loss then maybe No. 7 isn’t as lost as we all thought.