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SANTA CLARA – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has thrown multiple interceptions in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
After Kaepernick experienced poor performances in back-to-back losses to Seattle and Oakland, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he has not detected any mechanical issues with his quarterback.
“No, haven’t noticed fundamental flaws,” Harbaugh said Monday, one day after the 49ers’ 24-13 loss to the Raiders. “Just keep working at it. As a professional coach, that’s what you do as well.”
Two weeks after Harbaugh referred to Kaepernick as “great with a capital G,” his coach admitted his quarterback has “hit a rough patch the last couple of games.”
Harbaugh brushed aside a question about whether he might consider making a change, saying, “Colin’s our quarterback.” Blaine Gabbert, whom the Jacksonville Jaguars traded to the 49ers in the offseason, and oft-waived Josh Johnson are the only other quarterbacks on the 49ers’ roster.
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Harbaugh continues to show full support for Kaepernick.
“When you talk about a professional, he is that,” Harbaugh said. “He’s given every ounce of energy that he has. “
And the 49ers’ actions certainly have shown to have a lot of faith him, too. Kaepernick dropped back to pass 40 times. He attempted 33 passes, was sacked five times, and scrambled twice.
Meanwhile, running back Frank Gore ran the ball just 12 times for 63 yards.
“I know it was brought up yesterday, ‘Why did you go away the running game?’” Harbaugh said. “But when I looked at the film, I didn’t feel we went away from the running game even into the third and fourth quarter.”