San Francisco 49ers

November 20, 2013

Redskins coach offers perspective on rival Kaepernick’s growing pains

While his counterpart in San Francisco has ranged from mum to prickly on the matter, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday offered reasons why a quarterback like Colin Kaepernick might encounter growing pains in his second season as a starter.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at
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