Colin Kaepernick: 'Timeout cost us Super Bowl'

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers talks with head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines against the Arizona Cardinals on January 5, 2014
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes that his side's use of a timeout on third and goal against the Baltimore Ravens cost them Super Bowl XLVII.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes that taking a timeout with his side at the five-yard line against the Baltimore Ravens cost his team the Super Bowl last year.

The 49ers could have taken a late lead in the game as they drove downfield with less then a minute on the clock, but on a third and goal play with the game clock running down, head coach Jim Harbaugh called a timeout to stop Kaepernick from snapping the ball.

"There was one play we had that we had called a timeout on that I think would have walked in, and the play clock was running down so we called a timeout," Kaepernick told Grantland.com.

"It would have been close, but I think we might have been able to get that play off."

San Francisco missed on Super Bowl XLVIII as they llost to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game.

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick during a warm-up before the game against Denver Broncos on August 8, 2013
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