Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer
Back in March, Pete Carroll talked about Colin Kaepernick's effectiveness as a quarterback. "We've really seen him at his best, and we've seen him be a very difficult factor to deal with. The last couple of years, the offense has been changing, and they've had new coaches and all kinds of stuff. I don't think he's found that level that he found when he was with Jim [Harbaugh] that they were really on it. But it's there to be had, and I think he's a difficult guy to play against. We've always found that. We've given respect to that whenever we've had to play them."