Colin Kaepernick had the final say.
Although the St. Louis Rams scored the first points with a field goal in the first quarter and Kaepernick was sacked by Robert Quinn, who then kissed his bicep like Kaepernick when he runs for a touchdown, it was all San Francisco 49ers after that glorious quarter and a 3-0 lead for the Rams. Last year’s NFC Champions went on to beat the St. Louis Rams 35-11 – a crucial victory.
But Colin Kaepernick had the final say with something else too.
He was blamed for the 1-2 start and fans wrote to him on twitter that he should go back to Nevada, where he played football in college, and that they want former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith back. The third year quarterback then favourited the mean tweets to motivate himself.
Colin Kaepernick explained 49ers.com reporter Taylor Price after the story went viral over the internet: “It’s something that I do for me. It helps me.”
In an interview after the game Number 7 was asked about his Twitter actions again.
“I don’t know why this is a big deal. It’s not the first time I’ve done it.” Kaepernick responded and adding with a smile: “They can tweet to me tonight.”
One could guess that there weren’t many negative tweets.
Other than that there was football being played too. It looked like the whole team got hyped up by the tweets Kaepernick received. San Francisco tried to beat the Rams with power and a fundamental run attack. Frank Gore recorded 153 yards and took a fourth and one for a 43-yard touchdown.
The two other plays that defined the 49ers that night was a 20-yard reception by Anquan Boldin – it seemed like Boldin jumped the last two yards despite being tackled – and an interception by Donte Whitner. Whitner leaped for a tipped pass by Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and landed exactly in the endzone for the touchback.
Is this the comeback for the San Francisco 49ers? Are they right on track again?
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