"He’s down in Arizona," Baalke said. "He’s working hard with [former NFL QB and current NFL Network analyst] Kurt [Warner] and several other people. We’ve had a little bit of communication through this first part of the break. But, I know he’s working awfully hard. He knows what he needs to work on. He’s a very dedicated player and I’m sure he feels good about the progress he’s made up to this point. The only reason you go down there and do the things he’s doing is to get better. That’s the mindset and I think he feels comfortable with where he’s at and hopefully that transfers to the field."
Baalke also addressed the parts of Kaepernick's game on which he's working in Arizona, saying, "I know that what he’s down there working on is just all the technique things that go along with the position; footwork, delivery, changing platforms, throwing platforms, arm angle. He’s working on all of that stuff. And, being able to take a little pace off of the ball when he needs to take some pace off of it."
Kaepernick completed 60.5 percent of his passes in 2014, throwing for 3,369 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while adding 639 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
“If I was going to make a list of what do you want to coach – let’s draw up a guy you want to coach — those first two boxes you check are accuracy and decision-making," Logan told a Raleigh-based radio station last week, per the team's website. "He’s really good with both of those right now."
Logan will be asked to develop Kaepernick's complete game, per the team's website. Kaepernick, 27, accounted for 20 touchdowns and 15 turnovers last season but threw for a career-high 3,369 yards.
“With Kap, you got a guy in Geep Chryst who knows him better than anybody else,” York said, per CSNBayArea.com. “You have a great guy in (quarterbacks coach) Steve Logan who is coming to come in to work with him on fundamentals and allow us to put together a system that’s going to put Kap in the best position to make plays.
“How many quarterbacks in this league can run 90 yards for a touchdown? I can’t think of many. But you have to put Kap in a position where he can make those plays. And put Kap in a position where we can run the ball (and) we can throw the ball in ways that allow him to be successful and let him be the absolute stud that he can be on the field. And I think that’s what you’re going to see from us next year. Defenses are not going to want to play against us because you’re not going to know where we’re going to hit you.”
"I'm a big fan of running," Tomsula said, per Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Tomsula, 46, has little head coaching experience.
He was the top boss of the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in 2006. He has been with the 49ers since 2007 as coach of the defensive line, but was named interim coach on Dec. 27, 2010, following the firing of Mike Singletary. The team chose to go with Jim Harbaugh four years ago and now Tomsula will be Harbaugh's successor in San Francisco this time around. He did not reveal who he'll keep on staff during his presser.
Kaepernick registered season highs in attempts (104) and rushing yards (639) last season. He also passed for 3,369 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, failing to reach the postseason for the first time in his career as a starter.
"I'm excited about the possibilities, about the things we can do with Colin Kaepernick and how we can help keep growing," Tomsula said, per the Bay Area News Group.
"I think he can run. I think he can throw. I think he can change the pace of the game. I think he's very intelligent."
Tomsula will speak with Kaepernick, as well as with Frank Gore and other members of the 49ers later on Thursday.
Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner will begin working with
"It’s really going to be about seeing where he’s at as a quarterback and seeing how far we can push it to teach him how you play the game with your mind, as opposed to your arm and your legs," Warner said Thursday morning on CBS Radio’s Tiki and Tierney Show.
Warner said he is trying to help Kaepernick "grow" as a player.
"He’s gotten by on athleticism and he’s made some great plays and had some great games," Warner said. "But I think the goal is, in the time that I’m going to have with him, is just to see where he’s at and what he knows about the position and how far we can push the envelope as far as helping him develop as a pocket passer."
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