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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Phil Ford Jersey . - Colin Kaepernick is in the process of considering how he might go about his off-season regimen to bounce back from a disappointing year, and employing a mechanics coach or quarterback guru as Tom Brady and other stars have done is being discussed.Thats still in the works, Kaepernick said. Just working on possibilities right now.San Francisco (7-8) looks to avoid a losing record when it ends the season Sunday at home against Arizona (11-4), which still has a shot at winning the NFC West.Kaepernick, rewarded with a hefty new contract in June before training camp, has shined under former NFL quarterback and coach Jim Harbaugh until this up-and-down year. He has cost the team games, and San Francisco heads into the season finale on a four-game losing streak — the first under fourth-year coach Harbaugh, who is likely on his way out.Kaepernick is 274 for 452 for 3,165 yards and 17 touchdowns with 10 interceptions and 43 sacks. Perhaps the most glaring flaw has been San Franciscos failure to score second-half points, including only 37 in the last nine games.The Niners blew a 28-7 halftime lead in a 38-35 overtime loss to San Diego last Saturday.He said once the season ends he will go back through each game film and begin the self-evaluation process, something that can be difficult to do during the season amid the challenge of game-planning from week to week.You still watch mechanics, what you can do better, but its more of a week-to-week basis. Its hard to break habits in season. You dont want to completely try to change something because it can throw off everything else youre doing, Kaepernick said. Ill be able to figure those things out, what I need to get better at.One of the NFLs most dynamic young playcallers coming into the year, Kaepernick received a $126 million, six-year contract extension through the 2020 season. Both the 49ers and their star wanted to strike a deal before training camp.Harbaugh is all for quarterbacks receiving some outside help during the off-season to improve themselves, as New England star Brady, New Orleans Drew Brees and Denvers QB Peyton Manning do.Yeah, theres value there. Quarterbacks are always trying to improve their play and find something, Harbaugh said. Find one thing or find two things to help them, to get better. Colins always been that type of player that is looking for improvement for those two months that are after the season. He likes to, the way they dont come into the facility, but his car is in the lot the next day. Hes very shortly plotting out his off-season regiment. He takes no time off and gets right to work. So, its expected he would find anything, even one or two things to try to improve his play. Thats the kind of guy he is.Harbaugh recommended former pitching coach Tom House to then-49ers QB Alex Smith — now leading Kansas City — at one point and Smith spent time with House during the spring of 2012 refining his mechanics.Yeah, thats something we set up, facilitated, and thought it had good results, Harbaugh said, noting how much things have changed since his playing days. I think the principles the same. Youre always seeking out ways to improve — do anything, willing to do anything to get better, to improve.NOTES: The 49ers took the day off completely Thursday for Christmas after playing a Saturday game last week against San Diego, with plans to reunite Friday for final preparations ahead of Sundays regular-season finale.___Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Sacramento Kings Shirts .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at LeBron James and the Miami Heat winning their second straight NBA championship. Spud Webb Jersey . Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins (5) – He was locked in all night, made huge stops on Benoit Pouliot, Raphael Diaz, Ryan Mcdonagh, Carl Hagelin, Rick Nash (twice) but none better than the three saves on Mats Zuccarello. https://www.cheapkingsbasketball.com/1502b-yogi-ferrell-jersey-kings.html . On a hot, sweaty day, the Hall of Famer looked cool and comfortable.SEATTLE -- Hisashi Iwakumas pregame neck stiffness was serious enough that he had to call for the training staff. Fortunately for the Seattle Mariners, he found a way to take the mound Sunday. Iwakuma pitched eight effective innings to help the Mariners stop a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers. "I needed to pitch today. I felt responsible, especially after losing five in a row," Iwakuma said through an interpreter. Kyle Seager had four hits and three RBIs for Seattle, continuing his strong play against Texas. Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller also drove in a run. Iwakuma allowed one run on Brad Snyders first career homer in the second and six hits. Charlie Furbush then got three outs to complete the six-hitter. It was quite a turnaround for Iwakuma after he felt stiffness in his neck as he prepared for his ninth start of the season. "To be honest, yes, as I was playing catch before my bullpen I did feel that way," Iwakuma said of having doubts he would be able to pitch. Iwakuma, who didnt make his first start of the season until May 3 due to a finger injury on his throwing hand, improved to 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA in three starts this month. "My bodys starting to get used to season mode and Im feeling a lot better and stronger now, so I think Im good to go from here on," said Iwakuma, who was hopeful his neck wouldnt be a problem moving forward. The Mariners left a runner in scoring position in each of the first four innings before Seager drove in Endy Chavez and Robinson Cano with a two-out double in the fifth, lifting Seattle to a 2-1 lead. "Its been a little bit of a grind as of late, but before that we were playing really good baseball," Seager said. "Thats just kind of the way baseball goes. You go from scoring runs all the time to kind of hit aa little rough patch, but thats just kind of one of the things you grind through it. Travis Mays Jersey. " Seager added an RBI double in Seattles three-run eighth as the Mariners avoided being passed in the standings by the Rangers. Seager has played well against the Rangers in his career, hitting .338 with 34 extra-base hits and 38 RBIs. Seager is hitting .396 (19 for 48) this season against Texas with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Rangers starter Nick Martinez (1-4) allowed nine hits and walked one, but held the Mariners to two runs in six innings. The right-hander is 0-3 with a 9.45 ERA in his last three starts. "He found his secondary stuff today," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Threw a lot of changeups, threw some breaking balls. And with Nick, you need all of his pitches to manoeuvr through the batting order and they did. He made the mistake to Seager but certainly a big improvement." NOTES: Mariners 1B Logan Morrison departed after five innings due to a cut above his left eye that needed five stitches. Morrison was hurt when he swung his bat in frustration at the dugout wall and had a piece fly back and hit him. Catcher John Buck replaced him in his first major league appearance at the position. ... Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (strained quad), OF Corey Hart (strained hamstring) and OF Michael Saunders (shoulder inflammation) are close to being sent out on rehab assignments as they work their way back from stints on the disabled list, manager Lloyd McClendon said. The Seattle skipper said all three could begin a rehab assignment by weeks end. ... Texas OF Leonys Martin occupied the top spot in the lineup for the second time in as many days on Sunday as the Rangers try to find a consistent leadoff hitter. Washington said that doesnt necessarily mean he has secured that role, though. ' ' '
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