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Kaepernick thinks timeout cost 49ers last year’s Super Bowl


A year after the 49ers lost the Super Bowl to the Ravens, Colin Kaepernick is still smarting over a late timeout that he thinks cost San Francisco the game.

Kaepernick said on Bill Simmons’ podcast that he believes he would have run for the game-winning touchdown on a third-and-goal late in the fourth quarter, except that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh called timeout before he could get the play off.

“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 added that he believes if Harbaugh hadn’t called timeout, they still would have snapped the ball before getting a delay of game penalty, and that he would have scored a touchdown on the play.

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

Instead, the 49ers changed the play after the timeout, and the 49ers’ possession ended with Kaepernick thowing back-to-back incomplete passes. A year later, Kaepernick doesn’t sound like he’s completely over that.