Colin Kaepernick's head coach doesn't want these biceps getting too much bigger. (USAT Sports Images)San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is one of the most maniacally well-prepared people in the NFL, and he's been that way for a long time. It's one of the things that allowed him to play quarterback in the pros for 14 seasons and it's what has made him one of the NFL's best head coaches.
But it seems that even Harbaugh, the man responsible for the 49ers' recent turnaround and the man Mike Ditka once called "the most competitive player I ever coached," is concerned about the level of offseason preparation his current quarterback is putting in. Not that Harbaugh thinks Colin Kaepernick isn't doing enough -- quite the opposite.
Harbaugh has warned Kaepernick about becoming too yoked-up in his intense workouts, according to a story by Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
From the recent owners meetings:
"If you're just talking about weightlifting and upper-body strength, yes, I think there is that fear," Harbaugh said. "It's something we've talked about. 'I don't want you getting too jacked-up, Colin.' I want some speed, quickness, not just [flexing his chest muscles]."
Well, we're not sure how "steroidal" Kaepernick could ever look -- he's a lean-muscle guy to be sure. Certainly, it's good that Kaepernick is working his butt off, because he'll go into the 2013 season, his third in the NFL, as the team's starter on opening day for the first time. Of course, Kaepernick's receivers would prefer that his arm doesn't get any stronger.Read More »from Jim Harbaugh is worried that Colin Kaepernick might get too muscle-bound