May 22, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during organized team activities at the 49ers training complex. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Anquan Boldin and Colin Kaepernick already have a special chemistry, which should send one message to the rest of the NFC: watch out for the San Francisco 49ers, again.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday that Boldin and Kaepernick look like they’ve played with each other for 10 years rather than a few weeks. Of course, the latter is actually how long they’ve worked together.
Anquan Boldin alleviated some of the concern this spring by looking as if he’d been playing with Colin Kaepernick for 10 years rather than a few weeks. But the player who will line up most often opposite Boldin remains unknown.
The connection that Boldin and Kaepernick have already devloped is a good sign for the 49ers. Michael Crabtree resumed workouts in early July, but he won’t be returning to the field any time soon.
Crabtree was Kaepernick’s primary target last year, and his torn Achilles injury was obviously devastating. And that situation has already been well documented, so I won’t ramble on about it.
Boldin can compensate partially, but the problem the 49ers face is figuring out who will lineup opposite of Boldin. That’s the spot Crabtree would’ve occupied. Now the team must make do with A.J. Jenkins, Kyle Williams or Ricardo Lockette, among others.
Jake Dal Porto is a student from the Bay Area. He has followed sports for years, but he mainly enjoys writing about Major League Baseball. He is an assistant editor at Golden Gate Sports. If you need to contact Jake, email him: [email protected]