Colin Kaepernick reported to Arizona on Jan. 10 to begin an 11-week quarterback cirriculum.
Wednesday was apparently somewhat of an "off day."
"1000 abs.... arm workout..... 10 min straight on the jump rope.... 2 hour study session in February..... that's what we call a recovery day!" Kaepernick tweeted.
1000 abs.... arm workout..... 10 min straight on the jump rope.... 2 hour study session in February..... that's what we call a recovery day!— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) February 18, 2015
This prompted somebody to direct the following tweet at Kaepernick:
The 49ers' quarterback did not take kindly to this and responded with a string of three messages:
@battman_returns are you illiterate or just ignorant? Read the tweet again better yet give me your breakdown of every defensive coverage— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) February 18, 2015
@battman_returns I want every players responsibility on every coverage if you can't do it mind your damn business clown!— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) February 18, 2015
@battman_returns you got 8 followers bruh your own family don't even want to know what you doin! Get better at life!— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) February 18, 2015
While speaking at the NFL combine on Wednesday morning, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke praised Kaepernick's work ethic.
“He knows what he needs to work on,” Baalke said ."He’s a very dedicated player and I’m sure he feels good about the progress he’s made up to this point. The only reason you go down there and do the things he’s doing is to get better. That’s the mindset, and I think he feels comfortable with where he’s at and hopefully that transfers to the field.
"He’s down there working on just all the technique things that go along with the position: footwork, delivery, changing platforms, throwing platforms, arm angle. He’s working on all of that stuff. And being able to take a little pace off of the ball when he needs to take some pace off of it.”
Baalke said Kaepernick made the decision on his own to seek improvements during the period of time when he is not allowed to work with 49ers coaches.
“Any time a player looks at himself and says, ‘I need to improve in these areas,’ and makes a determination that the best way to make those improvements is to seek counsel by whoever, you have to look at that as a positive,” Baalke said. “(It’s) a lot different than someone who acknowledges they have weaknesses but doesn’t take the steps necessary to correct them. So, (it’s) very positive.
“By all accounts, things are going very well for him down in Arizona. And we look forward to getting him back here.”