“He said, ‘I can’t miss five days of workouts,'” Rick Kaepernick said. “He’s been that way all his life. He’s a very driven, passionate kid.” His father beamed with pride, not just at his son’s community involvement but his ability to balance newfound fame. “He’s 25 years old. But he’s done a nice job handling things,” Rick Kaepernick said. “He knows what’s important. He really doesn’t think what he does is that big of a deal. He just wants to be Colin. That’s great.” That sudden fame has cost his family their privacy, such as autograph hounds recently approaching Kaepernick’s parents home on multiple occasions.
49ers TE Vernon Davis: Seahawks are ‘building a dynasty’
Jenkins Will Be Much Better This Year A.J. Jenkins did not catch a pass in a single regular season game. Justin Edmonds/Getty Images Over the past year, the most polarizing 49ers player has been A.J. Jenkins. Polarizing to the fans because many people are saying he will have a big year, while others are already calling him a bust. While it is too early to label Jenkins a bust, he also needs to prove to the fans that he can play. Most importantly, Jenkins needs to convince Harbaugh and Greg Roman that he can play. My biggest concern with Jenkins is that after the injuries to Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams last season, he was unable to beat out two unrestricted free agents to make it on the active roster. UFAs Chad Hall and Joe Hastings both were ahead of Jenkins on the depth chart.
49ers star Vernon Davis: Seahawks are ‘building a dynasty’ in Seattle
More … “I did a lot this offseason,” Lattimore said at this week’s NFL Rookie Symposium in an interview that aired Friday on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access.” “You know, we come back in late July. Been running sprints, you know, got a chance to get in there with the guys a little bit, that felt good. Probably won’t do training camp. You know, just on course with the trainer and my doctor. Get a chance to practice midseason and see what happens.” Prior to the draft, Lattimore talked about being ready for the start of the season .
49ers’ Marcus Lattimore: I probably won’t do training camp
(Getty Images) Theyre building a dynasty over there, the 49ers star told NFL.com on Tuesday . These guys are coming to take us out. I respect them, but we want to win, too. We have to play each game like its our last game. The Seahawks-49ers rivalry is arguably developing into the best in the NFL. After missing the NFC West title by just a half-game in 2012, having blown out the Niners in Week 15 at home, the Seahawks have set their targets this season on the squad from San Fran. To do it, this offseason the Seahawks picked up wide receiver Percy Harvin in a trade to the Minnesota Vikings. They also grabbed free-agent defensive linemen Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, and took some high-potential players like Christine Michael and Jesse Williams in Aprils NFL Draft. In the latest Power Rankings from NFL.com , the Seahawks and 49ers top the list one-two.
Despite the fact that Davis’ 49ers have played in the last two NFC title games, Davis sees an emerging dynasty in the Seahawks . “They’re building a dynasty over there,” Davis told NFL.com, via the San Jose Mercury News . “They’ve got some good players over there. I mean, these guys are starving. So we have to really keep that in mind because these guys are coming to take us out.” Davis isn’t kidding about the Seahawks wanting to take out the 49ers. Just watch the video above: It’s from San Francisco’s 42-17 December loss to Seattle and features Davis getting laid out by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor . “I respect them, just like I respect my team, but we want to win, too.