Senior College Football Columnist

Mastro declines NFL's pistol interest out of loyalty to Kaepernick

Jim Mastro, an assistant at Washington State and one of the coaches who helped Chris Ault develop the pistol at Nevada, was approached by three NFL teams to help them learn about defending the pistol's zone read and what causes it problems, but he declined.

"As long as Colin [Kaepernick] is in the NFL, I'm not going to do that," Mastro told CBSSports.com Monday. "He is like a son to me.

"There are plenty of people they [NFL teams] can get ahold of that can help them."

The 25-year-old Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl last season in his second year in the league as the pistol became one of the hottest offensive additions in pro football. In his first career playoff game, Kaepernick set an NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback with 181 in a 45-21 win over the Green Bay Packers.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

December 17, 2014
P.J. Fleck joins Jim Rome (5:15)
December 17, 2014
Alaa Abdelnaby on the Doug Gottlieb Show
(5:10)
December 17, 2014
Coaching changes impacting recruiting
(4:30)
December 16, 2014
Marcus Mariota joins We Need To Talk
(5:50)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

College Bowl Bound

Free Shipping over $50 order!
Use code SHIPNOW
Get their favorite team
Shop Now