Day by day and pass by pass, Colin Kaepernick works the pain of Super Bowl XLVII out of his system. Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers' charismatic quarterback from Turlock, allowed himself one week of rest after the crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens. From there, he traveled to Atlanta, where he trains with Chip Smith, who pumped Kaepernick into excellent condition for the NFL Combine two years ago. Atlanta has become a comfort zone for the upstart who somehow escorted the 49ers into the Super Bowl after only 10 starts. He trusts both Smith and wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, a practice squad player who rents a room in Kaepernick's town house in Santa Clara. Here's the salient point: Hard work is Kaepernick's therapy. In his world, you avoid another blood-curdling loss by honing your craft, not by talking out your misery on the NFL Network. "He's not a happy camper. He knew he had something in his grasp," said Rick Kaepernick, Colin's father. "The one thing he won't do is let it eat him up. He won't dwell on it. You gotta move on."
Busy Kaepernick remains focused on the prize
Sacramento Bee | Feb 17