Agostini: Busy post-Super Bowl aside, Kaepernick keeps eye on prize

02/17/2013 7:37 AM

02/17/2013 7:39 AM

MODESTO — Day by day and pass by pass, Colin Kaepernick works the pain of Super Bowl XLVII out of his system.\

Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers' charismatic quarterback from Turlock, allowed himself one week of rest after the crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens. From there, he traveled to Atlanta, where he trains with Chip Smith, who pumped Kaepernick into excellent condition for the NFL Combine two years ago.

Atlanta has become a comfort zone for the upstart who somehow escorted the 49ers into the Super Bowl after only 10 starts. He trusts both Smith and wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, a practice squad player who rents a room in Kaepernick's town house in Santa Clara.

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