Kaepernick makes his way onto field in key moments

Kathy Willens/AP49ers' backup QB Colin Kaepernick

Kathy Willens/AP49ers' backup QB Colin Kaepernick

Every week, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis anxiously awaits the game plan offensive coordinator Greg Roman is conjuring up. For Davis, Roman’s creativity has stood out since his arrival as part of Jim Harbaugh’s staff prior to last season.

Davis has been particularly impressed by Roman’s acumen for taking advantage of each individual’s strengths and finding ways to keep everyone involved.

In the 49ers’ 34-0 win against the New York Jets on Sunday, it was backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s turn to show how he can help the team. The 2011 second-round pick made his first appearance on the team’s second drive and quickly made an impact by rushing for 17 yards on a triple option out of the shotgun.

Starter Alex Smith rotated back in, but three plays later Kaepernick entered again, this time to throw a pass nearly 60 yards to Randy Moss in the end zone.

The pass fell incomplete, but it became clear Kaepernick’s talent warrants consideration for the game plan each week and that opposing defenses will have to account for him.

“This staff has always been creative,” Davis said. “Greg Roman, he’s one of the best at it, as far as being an offensive coordinator. He’s getting guys involved and at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about.”

“Colin’s a very dynamic player,” Harbaugh said. “A great team player, too. Everybody wants to play and feel a part of contributing to the winning.”

NOTE: Running back Brandon Jacobs (knee) could potentially make his season debut Sunday at home against Buffalo. “I’m ready to play,” Jacobs said. Jacobs injured his knee in the second preseason game and had been out of practice until last week, when he was a limited participant.

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