49ers turn to Kaepernick against Bills


"So that's where our focus certainly is on preparing for him". Cornerback Stephon Gilmore let Smith blow past him at the line of scrimmage leaving Smith open up the right sideline. The 49ers have been unwilling to play Kaepernick so far this season for a variety of reasons; Chip Kelly, who named Kaepernick as his starting quarterback Tuesday, has denied that Kaepernick's contract has entered into his decision.

"It's got nothing to do with his contract", Kelly said of Kaepernick's promotion to the starting role.

"We just felt like we needed to do something on the offensive side to get us going", Kelly said.

McCoy's 3-TD game was the third of his career, and first since Philadelphia's 45-19 win over the Rex Ryan-coached Jets on December 18, 2011.

BILLS defense stepped up again in 3 straight win in Week 5, forcing 3 turnovers and registering 4 sacks in 30-19 road win over Rams. Gabbert threw three interceptions and two touchdown passes combined.

Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert split snaps in training camp as they competed to be the team's Week 1 starter. His production has tailed off since, with injuries playing a factor.

"(P) hysically (he) is not where he was pre-injury", Kelly said Tuesday of Kaepernick, who missed most of the offseason while recovering from shoulder, thumb and knee surgeries, then a chunk of training camp because of a exhausted throwing arm.

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The biggest question marks for Sunday's game at Buffalo are strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (quad) and cornerback Jimmie Ward (quad). Rookie guard Joshua Garnett played 18 snaps as a reserve last week and could start against the Bills in place of Andrew Tiller.

Kaepernick, who helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season and the NFC title game the following year, has not started since November 1, a 27-6 loss to the Rams.

"As a competitor, you always want to be in a position where you can help your team win football games, " Kaepernick said.

"Wanted: Notorious Disgrace to America", and with a picture of Kaepernick throwing a pass and a bullseye aimed at his chest.

RAISED PLATFORM: Kaepernick doesn't feel added pressure to succeed to help expand his voice.

"Regardless of my play, this movement is going to be legitimate".

San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly insists he was not taking a shot at general manager Trent Baalke earlier this week when discussing making a change at quarterback. It obviously wasn't an easy decision for Kelly, but at this point, it is indeed the correct one. The president weighed in last month on Kaepernick, saying, "I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that need to be talked about and if nothing else what he's doing has generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about". "We've seen it. We saw it with (former 49ers coach) Jim Harbaugh there".

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said Thursday he plans to bring between 15 and 20 local police officers to the game this weekend when the Bills take on the San Francisco 49ers. Fantasy Tip: McCoy facing defence that has allowed 100-yard rusher in each of past four games, including 157 yards and two touchdowns to Cardinals RB David Johnson.