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49ers Kaepernick Might Be One of a Kind

By TED SILLANPAA 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting national media attention for kissing his own biceps after he scores a touchdown, but he should be getting it for being an other-worldly quarterback prospect. It seems silly to consider him a prospect after his record-setting playoff performance against the Packers, but he is still a work in progress … an amazing work in progress. Kaepernick is making it clear that even the most prominent, knowledgable NFL analysts don’t know what… Read More »

Knee-jerk reactions: Griffin III to Hall of Fame … Luck flops … Peyton Manning’s back … Vilma beats Goodell

By TED SILLANPAA So, what were we told we learned from the first Sunday of the NFL season? Robert Griffin III is headed for the Hall of Fame. The Washington Redskins’ rookie quarterback played like a 10-year-veteran! He can run and he can throw! Give him the ball and just look at him go! He was electrifying against the New Orleans Saints, was he not? Andrew Luck is in for a long, bruised-up season playing for the hapless Indianapolis Colts.… Read More »