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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