Falcons say 49ers’ Kaepernick poses new challenge

Michael Turner’s trademark high-pitched laugh filled the
Falcons’ locker room.

Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner
said ”I’m glad I’m not on defense.”

Turner, the big running back, and the Falcons’ offense want to
hold the ball and limit Kaepernick’s time on the field in Sunday’s
NFC championship game.

The Falcons have seen enough in Kaepernick’s eight starts to
respect the versatile quarterback with the long stride and strong
right arm.

Kaepernick comes to Atlanta after running for 181 yards – an NFL
record for a quarterback – with two touchdowns in last week’s win
over Green Bay.

The Falcons have faced dual-threat quarterbacks Robert Griffin
III, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon
says Kaepernick “is just a different guy altogether.”

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