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Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick Extend Mutual Praise


The only significant time Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had spent together before last weekend was when they shot a series of McDonald’s Mighty Wings commercials* *after Super Bowl XLVII.

The three-day stretch of joint practices with the 49ers gave the two franchise quarterbacks a chance to re-connect and also watch each other up close.

They both came away impressed.

"I like him as a quarterback," Kaepernick said. "He just sits back there and he picks people apart. He throws a great deep ball, which I'm a fan of homerun balls."

49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh also called Flacco "top-notch, no question about it," and Flacco had similar praise for Kaepernick.

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"He is a good athlete that can stand in the pocket and throw the football really well, too," Flacco said. "I think sometimes there are guys who are really good athletes that get pegged as that, but he's obviously a guy that can do it all and play the game really well."

The two quarterbacks were typically on opposite fields during practice, but they spent some time Sunday chatting between drills. Kaepernick laughed when talking about Flacco's laid-back demeanor, which has earned him the nickname "Cool Joe."

"He's always just calm, mellow. Good dude," Kaepernick said. "I'm just happy to see him again. It was good catching up."

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