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Jenkins wants Kaepernick to transform him


08:00 AM ET 02.06 | Receiver A.J. Jenkins, coming off a disappointing season in San Francisco, has decided to hitch himself to a rocket. [Jenkins] today said that wants to return next season as "a totally different player" and that he planned to work out with buddy Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta where he trained before the draft. "Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," Jenkins said. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger." As every 49ers fan knows all too well, Jenkins went through the season without a catch and was lightly utilized even after the team lost Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham. ... He was in uniform during the playoffs but had no passes thrown his way. He played three snaps in the Super Bowl.

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February 6, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Right attitude...

February 6, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Yep. Nothing like being part of a winning team to make you want to be more of a winner. If everyone on the 49ers buys in to this attitude, they will be competitive for a long time to come.

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February 6, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Does he not get thrown to because he doesn't get open, or does he drop the few balls that do come his way?

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February 6, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Colin will be the Matt, take your pick, Flynn or Cassell, in any event, he will fizzle. He was confused in the first half of the super bowl and it showed. Then in the second half, he overthrew two very open receivers and wasted a critical time out because he was unaware of the clock. Jimmy Boy Harbaugh then yet again, had to save him by calling another time out that was hugely critical during the last drive. He is all arm and legs and not a thinker and game manager, Alex Smith is much much better in this respect. I suspect their will be more crying and excuse making next year when you 49ers fans find out that he's not the next Steve Young or Joe Cool. "I've made the decision that we'll go with Colin", "Yeah we'll go with Colin". How'd that work out fa ya Jimmy boy? You are still ring less and making excuses! Apple!

You might be a bit quick and harsh with your review of Kaepernick. While they did lose the game, somehow they were able to put up 29 points on a pretty good defense. Being nervous in the beginning of the Superbowl is normal and most very good players will admit to not even being aware of their surroundings for the first quarter or so. Kaepernick has started 10 NFL games and with his work ethic is only going to get better. You might dislike him but between Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick I'll take Kaepernick every time and expect to see him win the big game at least once in his career. He's a remarkable talent, Alex Smith is not.

February 6, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Um, last I check, their (49ers) season ended like 30 other teams, "Ring Less" and to my recollection its been a coupla decades since they won something. "WINNING TEAM"....please overzealous one, get a grip! I think my Giants have won two super bowls in the last six years, not that's a winning team, plus we beat their buster **** this year, in fact, demolished them. Apple!

They're my Giants, too. I'm no fan of the 49ers, Jim Harbaugh, or the decision he made with his QBs. But they did get to the SB with essentially a rookie QB, even though he did look like a rookie at times. And they seem to be using the lose as motivation to get better. That will make them dangerous next year.

February 6, 2013  09:10 AM ET

I guess when a first round pick goes a year with no receptions, then the realization hits them that they are not in Kansas anymore. His choices are two, get better fast or collect as much as he can of that four year $7 million contract and save.

February 6, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Outplayed by Randy Moss. Now that's a sad epitaph for his NFL tombstone.

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February 6, 2013  09:22 AM ET

" I want to contribute a lot more than I have been.." said AJ. Well, considering The Dalai Lama had the same receiving stats as you did, that is a good idea.

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February 6, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Does he not get thrown to because he doesn't get open, or does he drop the few balls that do come his way?

He was as effective as Randy Moss in the Super Bowl.

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February 6, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Steve Austin ?

February 6, 2013  10:03 AM ET

He was as effective as Randy Moss in the Super Bowl.

You mean ther greatest WR to ever play in the NFL?

February 6, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Does he not get thrown to because he doesn't get open, or does he drop the few balls that do come his way?

He doesn't get thrown to because he was never even on the field. He only played a handful of plays the entire year. And the 2 times they threw to him he did drop the ball.

February 6, 2013  10:04 AM ET

I'm a New York Giants diehard and as such, we give credit when teams beat us but we sure don't pout, duck and hide when we lose, not like the 49ers and Patriots fans and coaches! In New York, unless we win a ring, it has not been a successful campaign, I guess our standards supersede suckers in SF and other sucker **** places wit sucker **** outfits......Apple!

You are full of s/hit.

February 6, 2013  10:09 AM ET

"Jenkins wants Kaepernick to transform him"

That would take a miracle! Can Kaepernick walk on water?


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