As Steve Young observed last week, the NFL is a "big-boy league" and it's not always going to be easy or glory-filled for a young player. After two remarkable games as a starter, Colin Kaepernick felt the other side of what the NFL offers. Frustration. Pain. Defeat.
In a strange, error-filled 16-13 overtime loss to the Rams on Sunday, Kaepernick frequently looked like an inexperienced and overwhelmed player. And he wanted to blame himself for the key mistakes.
"It was my fault all the way," Kaepernick said.