Kaepernick thinks timeout cost 49ers Super Bowl XLVII

Kaepernick thinks timeout cost 49ers Super Bowl XLVII
February 1, 2014, 12:00 pm
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The 49ers were third-and-goal at the five-yard line when Jim Harbaugh called a timeout in order to avoid a delay of game penalty. (AP IMAGES)

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A year has passed since the 49ers-Ravens Super Bowl XLVII, but Colin Kaepernick is still brooding over a late timeout that he thinks cost his team the game.

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Kaepernick said in a recent Bill Simmons podcast that he thinks he would have run for a game-winning touchdown had coach Jim Harbaugh not called a timeout.

“There was one play we had that we had called a timeout on that I think would have walked in, and the play clock was running down so we called a timeout,” Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick went on to say that he thinks if Harbaugh did not call the timeout, he would have gotten the play off in time.

“It would have been close, but I think we might have been able to get that play off,” Kaepernick said.

There appears to be one small problem with Kaepernick's theory.

A penalty flag was thrown for delay of game on the play in question. Then, it was determined Harbaugh called a timeout before the play clock hit zero.