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Colin Kapernick: 'I'm being asked to be myself this year'

Sep 20, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) prepares to throw the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91) defends during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 43-18. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 20, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) prepares to throw the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91) defends during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 43-18. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Through two games, Colin Kaepernick looks like a different quarterback.

Perhaps it was the offseason work with Kurt Warner.

Or according to Kaepernick, it's a change in what the coaching staff is asking of him to do.

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"The biggest thing is I'm being asked to be myself this year," Kaepernick said, via San Jose Mercury News. "I don't think anyone knows how to be myself better than me. It's a comfort zone for me. It's a situation where I'm not being asked to do things outside of my character."

It's still early, but the results have been positive: Kaepernick has completed 69.4 percent of his passes and thrown for 500 yards and two scores without an interception.

Whether Kaepernick's strong start holds up remains to be seen, but so far, the 49ers coaching staff has to be pleased with what they've seen on the field.

(h/t San Jose Mercury News)