San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has insisted that the team is ready to get back out onto the field and compete as their playoff hopes fade.
After saying just 87 words in response to 32 questions last week, Kaepernick was more open with the media on Wednesday and offered 919 words to 26 questions while regularly smiling and joking with reporters.
"I mean, I've lost games before, so it's not [uncharted] territory. It's just, we have a high standard, and everyone else has a high standard for us so if you lose a few games, it's not a situation you want to be in and we're trying to correct that," he told the media.
"Football's always fun. It's the opportunity to go out and compete. And for us, we just have to get back to going out and competing."
The 49ers are on a two-game losing streak for the third time this season ahead of visiting divisional rivals the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.