Was it wise of Kaepernick to call out Richard Sherman?

Was it wise of Kaepernick to call out Richard Sherman?
January 30, 2014, 11:30 pm
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I think he crossed the line with saying they're afraid of our receivers. They're not. Their secondary is not afraid of the 49ers receivers ... I think he kinda went a little too far.
Ann Killion on Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick was in New York on Thursday morning and joined in on the Super Bowl festivities by stopping by radio row.

He appeared on San Francisco radio station KNBR and responded to Richard Sherman's harsh criticism of Michael Crabtree following the Seahawks' victory over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

"I feel like it was a ridiculous statement," Kaepernick said. "Everyone who saw it knows it’s a ridiculous statement. I mean, Crabtree is one of the best receivers in the league, in my opinion. He’s done a lot for this team, a lot for this organization. And, to me, to have someone try to call him out that way is absurd.”

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Kaepernick also added, "He (Sherman) is afraid of our receivers, and that’s something I’m looking forward to [exploiting] next year."

On Thursday night's Yahoo! SportsTalk Live, Jim Kozimor asked Ann Killion and Dan Dibley the following question: "Was he (Kaepernick) right to fire back at Richard Sherman?"

Killion: "Well, I think he was right to support his guy, Crabtree, which he has done pretty kmuch consistently since the final play of that game. I think he crossed the line with saying they're afraid of our receivers. They're not. Their secondary is not afraid of the 49ers receivers ... I think he kinda went a little too far."

Dibley: "... Ultimately Richard Sherman made the play that knocked you out. It's one thing to say Sherman's antics were ridiculous, but stop right there -- don't continue on to say, 'If I was a foot away...' If I was a foot taller, Jim, I'm Brian Scalabrine instead of some radio guy..."

What do you think 49ers fans -- are you happy Kaepernick defended his wide receiver, or should he have avoided answering the questions thrown at him?

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