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SANTA CLARA -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears to be open to the possibility of spending the first three months of the offseason working with an independent quarterback coach.
“That’s still in the works,” Kaepernick said Tuesday when asked whether it was in his plan for the offseason. “Just working on possibilities right now.”
Players are not allowed to work with their NFL coaches from the end of the season until April 6, at the earliest. Many quarterbacks seek tutelage from such throwing coaches as Tom House, George Whitfield and Steve Clarkson during that portion of the offseason.
During the course of the season, quarterbacks are so focused on the upcoming opponent and studying the upcoming game plan that some mechanical issues often go unnoticed.
“It’s hard to break habits in season,” Kaepernick said. “You don’t want to completely try to change something because it can throw off everything else you’re doing.
“There’s always things you can tighten up.”