49ers Coach Harbaugh Defends QB Kaepernick’s Terse Answers To Reporters’ Questions

CBS San Francisco

SANTA CLARA (CBS/AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took exception to the response toward quarterback Colin Kaepernick following his somewhat brief media session on Wednesday.

“It’s sad, really, because you don’t know Kap,” Harbaugh said Friday. “You get the honest person with him. If he’s not chatty; he won’t be chatty. He has a single-mindedness about him that I respect.”

Kaepernick’s weekly session included one-sentence responses, which included a nod of the head, to 30 of the 32 questions asked. The other two answers were two sentences long.

National sports shows picked up the interview, poking fun at the brevity. Harbaugh did not appreciate Kaepernick being used as fodder.

“He’s very professional. He never dodges or deflects criticism,” Harbaugh said. “He takes accountability. He’s honest. He tells the truth. His jaw is set. He’s a team player all the way. You can only do your best, and if…

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