San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick has spent the entire offseason in the gym. Clearly left with a bitter taste in his mouth from the Super Bowl loss and eager for a full season as the 49ers quarterback he has spent his entire offseason preparing for 2013.
But his coach, Jim Harbaugh, is slightly concerned that “too much” of a good thing could become a bad thing.
“If you’re just talking about weightlifting and upper-body strength, yes, I think there is that fear,” Harbaugh said, via Comcast Sports Network.
“It’s something we’ve talked about. ‘I don’t want you getting too jacked-up, Colin.’ I want some speed, quickness, not just (flexing chest his muscles).”
Basically he’s saying that there is no need to work on your beach body, work on the things you need to improve. His arm strength his undeniable, he’s dislocated receivers’ fingers and they’d rather catch warm up passes from other quarterbacks on the roster.
“When we are doing individuals with the quarterback and the receiver, guys go to the back of the line when it’s Kaepernick’s time,” WR Michael Crabtree said. “They try to time it out so that if Kaepernick is (throwing) third, they want to go fourth. It’s a lot of heat coming.”
But the enthusiasm he is showing towards the 2013 is nothing to be upset about. His offseason work ethic embodies leadership by example, and more importantly that he’s handling the defeat well.
“I never had to concern myself with that because the players we have, the coaches we have. They’re already back in the building,” Harbaugh said. “Justin Smith is already, arm in a sling, champing at the bit to get back. Colin Kaepernick is already working out, pulling chains. So it’s not a challenge for me.”