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Posted: 11/28/2012 2:41 PM

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I am sick of this self-absorbed idiot.  When the decision was made that Kaepernick was chosen to be the starting QB, he said the "he was shocked" that the 49ers would make this decision.  Does he look at film? Can't he see that Smith has peaked out and the future is now with Colin.  Obviously, the coaches see this and the majority of sports writers and fans agree. Every word out of his mouth is prefaced with the word "I". I did this, I did that.  And to think they pay this huge salary to this dimwit.  As much as I dislike Stephen A. & Bayless, they took to task Jerry Rice with his comments about the situation.  

It seems the Keyshawn Johnson said it best, "the 49ers are the best team in the NFL and not just the NFC with Kaepernick at QB.  Mike Greenberg, whom I great respect for, agreed.
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Posted: 11/28/2012 3:02 PM

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what irritated me was him going on and on and basically insinuating that the players aren't going to trust harbaugh and are going to turn against him because he's (allegedly) not a loyal coach or a coach who keeps his word.

clearly this is a man with no knowledge of the situation in ninerland. i don't doubt there is some uneasiness in the lockerroom with this situation but i can't imagine it's anything near what he seems concerned it will become.

harbaugh is a straight shooter and quite simply he's going with the guy he thinks is the better player. just like when a first ballot HOFer becomes available like manning did, you absolutely pursue it and see what comes of it. you can be sure behind closed doors that harbaugh is as real as it gets and it's only in the media that he's blowing smoke up everyone's behind in order not to throw anyone under the bus. he has done nothing but support his players and in a very public fashion.

people can disagree with harbaugh's decision but i don't even think the players would call him a hypocrite or dishonest. it's a business and he's going with the guy he has the most confidence in to do what he wants from the position. that guy is CK right now in his assessment.

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Posted: 11/29/2012 11:14 AM

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Guy,

What exactly should he have said?  That someone else was shocked?  I don't understand why you're ranting about this.  It's his opinion, to which he's paid to give and he gave it.  You don't have to agree with it but I think it's ironic that you're raging against his opinion because it's different than yours, yet he's being paid to give it.  You're just here posting.
guy03 wrote: When the decision was made that Kaepernick was chosen to be the starting QB, he said the "he was shocked" that the 49ers would make this decision.  
I'm pretty sure he just didn't flip a coin and come to this conclusion.  I think he's saying it doesn't make any sense to pull a guy who for all intents and purposes played well enough to take your team to the Superbowl last year, and had it not been for two ill timed turnovers Alex Smith could well be a Superbowl ring wearing Quarterback.  I also believe that he thinks that the differences between Smith and Kaepernick are negligible and that's why he's saying what he's saying.  You're not really sure what you get in Kaepernick, so it's a risky proposition.  You do know what you have in Smith.  That's his position and I don't see it being a bad decision.  In fact, there aren't as many people who agree as you would think.  I listen to the radio in my office every day and I can tell you that almost every former player that I've heard on the radio has said they're not understanding the move.  Brian Billick even talked about this being a bit of a surprising move, that he thought that Harbaugh would go back to Smith.
guy03 wrote: Does he look at film? Can't he see that Smith has peaked out and the future is now with Colin.  
So if I understand this.  His experience trumps yours and any other beat writers for that matter.  He's won 3 Superbowls as a player and had a long and illustrious career.  He's been in a locker room and he has every right to say the word "I" in reference to his experience.  He's lived it and understand what happens in an NFL locker room better than anyone in this conversation here on this forum or for that matter writing newspaper blogs as well.  As a college football coach I can tell you that there is nothing that players think about more than a player who was a starter being removed during injury and the guy that comes in plays well, but not better, and then he stays the starter.  Each person that is playing in the back of their minds thinks, man that could be me next.
guy03 wrote: Every word out of his mouth is prefaced with the word "I". I did this, I did that.  And to think they pay this huge salary to this dimwit.  

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HW,

While I think he was off base this man won 3 Superbowl Rings as a player.  I'm pretty sure he's got a good idea as to what happens in a locker room on a football team.  I think that we as fans often might be uneasy with his stance on this, but I'd bet he as a FAR better idea of what happens in that locker room after this decision than does anyone writing in this forum outside of maybe Craig Massey
higherwarrior wrote: What irritated me was him going on and on and basically insinuating that the players aren't going to trust harbaugh and are going to turn against him because he's (allegedly) not a loyal coach or a coach who keeps his word.
Clearly you don't have any knowledge of whats happening in the locker room but it didn't stop you from posting.  Why is his opinion of what happens in a locker room less valid than yours, someone whose never been in a locker room like this before in their life?  
higherwarrior wrote: clearly this is a man with no knowledge of the situation in ninerland. i don't doubt there is some uneasiness in the lockerroom with this situation but i can't imagine it's anything near what he seems concerned it will become.
"The rationale is we have two quarterbacks that we feel great about as a starting quarterback," Harbaugh said. "Both have earned it, both deserve it -- Alex over a long period of time, Colin by virtue of the last three games. It tips the scales. Colin we believe has the hot hand. We'll go with Colin. And we'll go with Alex. They're both our guys."   That's not what I call a straight shooter.  That's a politically correct answer.  That's him side stepping what he should have said.  He should have said "Colin's the starter this week.  We believe that the difference between Alex and Colin is very little but Colin has somethings we're really looking for at this point in the season including his ability to want to pull the ball down and run, and push the ball down the field.
higherwarrior wrote: harbaugh is a straight shooter and quite simply he's going with the guy he thinks is the better player. just like when a first ballot HOFer becomes available like manning did, you absolutely pursue it and see what comes of it. you can be sure behind closed doors that harbaugh is as real as it gets and it's only in the media that he's blowing smoke up everyone's behind in order not to throw anyone under the bus. he has done nothing but support his players and in a very public fashion.
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Posted: 11/29/2012 11:45 AM

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I tend to agree with plannb here. I don't find Schlereth's comments to be off base. I think he is pointing to the potentially inconsistent message that Harbaugh is sharing with the media. I think the aspect of his commentary that could potentially be off is that he is not aware, specifically, of how Harbaugh is handling this behind closed doors. He also does not seem to be entirely aware of Harbaugh's m.o. here with the media (i.e., his tendency to be a little combative and not as forthcoming as he could be).

I definitely don't think Harbaugh is a 'straight-shooter' if we are talking about his willingness to be truthful. He doesn't lie or double-talk, but he does obfuscate avoid answering questions all together. The end result is that he doesn't appear to be deceptive, but, by shooting down questions with answers like "You don't have a right to know that." That's obfuscation. It might be an apparent 'straight' answer, but it's not an answer to the question. 

To me, I think the part that Schlereth missed in his breakdown of the situation is that Harbaugh cultivates a strong 'team' ethos, and his messages here, while seemingly sitting on the fence to many, is still consistent with his message about doing what's best for the 'team' as a whole. It's unconventional, and I think that's where Mark is finding discomfort. In his locker room, if the way Harbaugh is presenting the situation to the media were presented to the team, I can understand how that might be divisive and problematic. I don't believe that's how he is handling it internally, though.

I do agree with him that there's still a potential this could blow up in Harbaugh's face. That potential comes with the scenario where Kaepernick struggles. What happens then? How short is that leash with CK, and how will the team react if they go back to Smith? Of course, this could have happened if Harbaugh went back to Smith and he struggled, too. The hope on Harbaugh and his staff's side is that Kaepernick remains a 'hot hand' throughout the rest of the season. That his 'rookie' moments are kept to a minimum and that they can continue to grow the offense.

But that hope doesn't guarantee it will happen; and if it doesn't, then Harbaugh's message to the team and his handle of the situation will truly be tested. Thus far, he's shown aplomb in most situations, so 49er fans can hope that continues.
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Posted: 11/29/2012 4:08 PM

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On the QB situation:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/s...l-truths-112712

10. It’s obvious Jim Harbaugh has a guilty conscience about benching Alex Smith. That’s the only explanation for Harbaugh’s bizarre statement about Smith still being San Francisco’s starting quarterback.

 Harbaugh put every egg into the Colin Kaepernick basket. If this doesn’t work, if the 49ers fizzle in the playoffs because of an offensive letdown, Harbaugh’s credibility with players in his locker room and across the league will take a hit.

Players hate coaches who lie, which means players hate coaches. Being the head coach often forces a person to lie. As it relates to Alex Smith, Harbaugh has been playing games with the truth since the offseason, since he “evaluated” Peyton Manning. Now Harbaugh is “evaluating” Colin Kaepernick.

Harbaugh needs to stick to his guns and just admit Kaepernick is his quarterback. Harbaugh can’t turn back from the decision. The “damage” is done. The only thing that will fix Harbaugh’s credibility problem is a trip to the Super Bowl. Winners don’t lie. They say and do what’s necessary to win.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 6:54 AM

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im just disappointed that so many analyst copy and paste these dumb comments (opinion or not) like alex was untouchable. i know i bag on him but stats dont lie. like the fact kaep and alex both have 6 30+ completions (alex= 217 attempts, kaep= 74) or the stat i heard on colin cowherd alex has no wins if a team scores 21 pts or more against us.

no brainer to me, kaep has way more upside... GO HARBAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 11/30/2012 7:40 AM

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madaboutniners wrote: or the stat i heard on colin cowherd alex has no wins if a team scores 21 pts or more against us.

Yeah, like against New Orleans last year in the playoffs. With Kaepernick, we win that game, whereas Alex Smith couldn't lead the 49ers to enough points.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 7:42 AM

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I gotta say, that I don't like the move at all.  Why mess with something that isn't broken?

Smith's lack of 30+ yard completions have really negatively effected the team, would we be undefeated since last year if he had more of them?  In my opinion, we would probably lose more games given the obvious greater chance in turning the ball over, which is one of the biggest reasons why this team has been so successful since last year.

And that stat that Smith has no wins when a team scores 21 points or more is worthless.  The 9ers defense is so good that a team rarely ever scores 21 points or more against us.  When they did in the playoffs he led the team on one of the best comeback drives in history against the Saints.

I do trust Harbaugh, I just think that this can definitely backfire.  Smith is better than how he's being treated 100%.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 7:55 AM

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Who have you seen saying that Alex was untouchable?  I listen to a lot of radio and talk to a lot of people myself and I've never once seen or heard anyone say he was untouchable.  What I hear them saying is that they don't understand the move.
  • Smith ranks fifth in the NFL with a passer rating of 104.1, ranks fifth in the NFL with a QBR of 69.8, and leads the league with a 70.0 completion percentage.
  • Smith completed 18 of 19 for 232 yards and three touchdowns during a win over Arizona, setting an NFL record with a 94.7 completion percentage for a quarterback with a minimum of 15 attempts. He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time two days later.
  • Alex Smith had a string of 28 consecutive starts for the 49ers that ended after his concussion.  Smith had a 21-6-1 record in those games. 

That's what is confusing people.  Where is the disconnect at?  Why would you take someone who is 21-6-1 and put them to the bench?  Personally I think that this is a very risky move, and if it pays of Harbaugh will look like a genius.  If it doesn't however, I think it could backfire big time.  From a coaches standpoint I think that the two players are similar overall, but the biggest difference between the two as a whole is that Kaepernick was chosen by Harbaugh, where Smith was kept out of necessity.  Another piece of this is that Alex Smith is due a bonus of $8M dollars and if you have a QB who plays similarly and can win the same games, why pay someone you're stuck with $8M when you're able to have your guy do it for far less money.  Especially considering the 49ers are going to have to make some hard cap decisions in the spring.  This might be one of them and it's just not being talked about.
madaboutniners wrote: im just disappointed that so many analyst copy and paste these dumb comments (opinion or not) like alex was untouchable.
Stats do lie.  The reason that they lie is because you look at them in a vaccuum like this one where you only compare one stat.  Kaepernick played against the Chicago Bears defense who by all accounts had a bad game, but their offense really hurt them.  He also played against the Saints defense which is just flat terrible.  Their defense is ranked 31st in the NFL against the pass and it showed.  Alex isn't a risk taker and Colin is.  That's not really something I think many people would debate.  The debate is, is the team better with Kaepernick or Smith.  Time will tell, but if we don't make it back to the Championship game and Kaepernick plays poorly this could look very bad.
madaboutniners wrote: I know i bag on him but stats dont lie. like the fact kaep and alex both have 6 30+ completions (alex= 217 attempts, kaep= 74) 
This is the stupidest stat ever, and it's blatantly wrong.  
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madaboutniners wrote: The stat i heard on colin cowherd alex has no wins if a team scores 21 pts or more against us.

no brainer to me, kaep has way more upside... GO HARBAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 11/30/2012 8:31 AM

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Kaep does bring an element that SMith doesn't bring to the offense. I just don't know how you bench a QB that was performing the way Smith was performing. It doesn't make sense to me.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 9:00 AM

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The only way it makes sense is if the coaching staff believes, as they apparently do, that Kaepernick can consistently play at even a higher level. It's unprecedented in many ways, for sure, and odds say there will be some games that are not as clean and productive as the last two for CK in the future. The million dollar question is whether the 49ers can weather that eventual storm.

As fans, we can take something from the Tom Brady/Drew Bledsoe situation years ago. If you go back to 2001, you'll see that, even though Brady had been managing the team fairly well after Bledsoe went down, they were still only 5-5 after 10 games, and many New England fans clamored to have Bledsoe return to the starting job. Belichick stuck with Brady, though, and they won the next 6 games to finish 11-5 and then, of course, ran all the way to the championship. Few new that Brady would go on to be one of the best QB of his generation at that time.

Right now, we don't know what Kaepernick's future holds. Sometimes, these early flashes really mean something, though. Although it may not be pleasant to consider Smith's plight, as most of us fans have followed his up and down career with the 49ers and gained a lot of respect for his resiliency, we should be prepared to enjoy the ride that will be Kaepernick's career. Who knows. History is made to be written, so perhaps he'll do something historic this year (like win a Super Bowl after taking over mid-season), and usher in a truly new era of 49er football.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:28 PM

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I heard Steve Young on the radio last night talking about the Alex/Colin situation. He spoke about the dynamic of the head coach making decisions like this and keeping the locker room on board with the big picture. Steve said Bill Walsh was a master of this, you would walk out of the office thinking everything is fine until you felt the blood dripping down your back. Steve also mentioned how Walsh would often get rid of a player a year earlier than most people expected.

I'm sure there were media types who disagreed with a lot of what Walsh did at the time, but winning heals all wounds. Really Harbaugh/Colin don't even have to win this year, a Super Bowl win in the next three years and everyone, including Schlereth will be on the bandwagon.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:36 PM

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While I'm sure there are significant differences of degree, books and articles I've read about Walsh from those who covered the 49ers at the time (or interviewed people around the 49ers at the time) suggest that Walsh was both fairly ruthless as a personnel guy and often quite abrupt and confrontational with reporters in press conferences. He was viewed as rather prickly when dealing with questions about his team during tough or divisive times.

So it goes to show that it's possible to be that way and still develop and maintain a winning, focused culture. I think a big mistake that a lot of commentators are making is implicitly assuming that the things they hear from Harbaugh are all that the players hear too. I mean, I'm sure if you put it to them like that, intellectually they'd realize that couldn't possibly be true. But they comment as if it were the case, parsing the words Harbaugh says in press conferences and questioning what message the players take from it. Most likely, the players aren't paying all that much attention to the obfuscating double-talk that Harbaugh gives publicly, because they have their own dialogue with Harbaugh interally.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:55 PM

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Nobody is going to turn on anybody as long as we keep winning.  Winning solves everything.
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Posted: 12/01/2012 2:48 PM

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PlannB,

I've heard this drivel before and I think you are taking the a route like some of these analysts that are afraid to really look at the situation or too stupid to see what really goes on in the 49ers camp.  I trust Jim Harbaugh, not Mark (me,me) Schlereth, Heath Evans, Marshall Foulk, Lomas Brown, Mike Golic and a few others that question the move.  Of course, they have a right to their opinion because it is a big move and these guys get paid a lot of money for their opinions.   Jim Harbaugh wants to win the Superbowl and with Alex, its a maybe because of our defense and not because of him. He has babysat him for a couple of years now and he has steadily improved but the fact remains that we have lost to the Giants the last two games with Smith having a horrible game last time out.  The Giants have figured out that the way to beat the 49ers is to load the short passing zones thereby challenging Alex to go deep.  Alex can't pass deep and that is why we are always faced with stalled drives whereas the most often quote I hear about Kaepernick is that is keeps plays alive.  I don't know if you have ever heard the term, but it is the single most important quality a QB can have because it entails the offense to stay on the field by whatever means.

When I see Kaepernick on the field, I see a much more dynamic team because for one:  he is more accurate than Smith, both short and long, a much stronger arm that can make all the throws an NFL QB needs to make, a much stronger runner and for a guy that has been in the league for one year, has a much better grasp of the offense that took Alex 6 years to learn.  Ron Jaworski sees this, Keyshawn Johnson sees this, Mike Greenberg sees this, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders both see this.  So there you go, your meaningless stats mean nothing.  It's the upside and production that count. 

Anyone could see that Kaep is a freak of nature and the future is now with him at the helm. I'll leave you with one last tidbit.  In the New Orleans game when the Saints were trying to get back into the game and came within one touchdown, Colin completed a 25 yarder to either Davis or Crabtree to quiet the crowd and then blurted out, "take that, you motherf**kers".  That's the kind of QB I want leading this team

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Posted: 12/01/2012 5:03 PM

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this is a win win move. kaep gives us best chance to win the chip and he's the future. alex wasnt the major reason we were in the nfc championship so stop your nonsense plann. alex stats lie as well. his conservative approach wont win a ring and we already saw that. but keep blaming kyle williams like alex was doing anything that would suggest he was going to make a play.

kaep doesnt need to win it all because alex wasnt going to win it all. harbaugh clearly doesnt care about media perception so the alleged backlash that could come is irrelevant. he's getting the most talented guy at the position and  future of the franchise valuable reps at the expense of a game manager who was never that talented to begin with. and the pure genius to sign alex to a contract that wont penalize us for cutting him next year is like the icing on the cake. 

so bring your stats and analysis, no one (including harbaugh) cares lol.... love it!!!
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Posted: 12/01/2012 5:27 PM

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guy03, u nailed it! 

it's so obvious. analyst just have to choose a side and most wouldnt made good coaches anyway. forum members like to play devil's advocate and defend alex blindly. cant hide what kaep is doing out there.... even is u tried



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Posted: 12/02/2012 1:30 AM

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Please tell me this is simply a very poor choice of wording. Plann hasn't said it's a mistake, he said it's risky...which it is. If you can't admit it's a risky move, then you're drinking way too much of the Kool-aid...and this is coming from a person who skipped his sisters birthday(she lives about an hour from me) to watch the 49ers select Kaepernick...because I'm a local and witnessed his every game at Nevada.
guy03 wrote: PlannB,

I've heard this drivel before and I think you are taking the a route like some of these analysts that are afraid to really look at the situation or too stupid to see what really goes on in the 49ers camp.  I trust Jim Harbaugh, not Mark (me,me) Schlereth, Heath Evans, Marshall Foulk, Lomas Brown, Mike Golic and a few others that question the move.  Of course, they have a right to their opinion because it is a big move and these guys get paid a lot of money for their opinions.   Jim Harbaugh wants to win the Superbowl and with Alex, its a maybe because of our defense and not because of him. He has babysat him for a couple of years now and he has steadily improved but the fact remains that we have lost to the Giants the last two games with Smith having a horrible game last time out.  The Giants have figured out that the way to beat the 49ers is to load the short passing zones thereby challenging Alex to go deep.  Alex can't pass deep and that is why we are always faced with stalled drives whereas the most often quote I hear about Kaepernick is that is keeps plays alive.  I don't know if you have ever heard the term, but it is the single most important quality a QB can have because it entails the offense to stay on the field by whatever means.

When I see Kaepernick on the field, I see a much more dynamic team because for one:  he is more accurate than Smith, both short and long, a much stronger arm that can make all the throws an NFL QB needs to make, a much stronger runner and for a guy that has been in the league for one year, has a much better grasp of the offense that took Alex 6 years to learn.  Ron Jaworski sees this, Keyshawn Johnson sees this, Mike Greenberg sees this, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders both see this.  So there you go, your meaningless stats mean nothing.  It's the upside and production that count. 

Anyone could see that Kaep is a freak of nature and the future is now with him at the helm. I'll leave you with one last tidbit.  In the New Orleans game when the Saints were trying to get back into the game and came within one touchdown, Colin completed a 25 yarder to either Davis or Crabtree to quiet the crowd and then blurted out, "take that, you motherf**kers".  That's the kind of QB I want leading this team.

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Posted: 12/02/2012 12:04 PM

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I think you're not reading what I wrote if you think that I'm taking the same approach as any analyst you've heard.  You hear a lot of this is a cap move now?  I don't.  Try re-reading my post and tell me where I'm just spouting something that isn't accurate.
guy03 wrote: PlannB,

I've heard this drivel before and I think you are taking the a route like some of these analysts that are afraid to really look at the situation or too stupid to see what really goes on in the 49ers camp.  I trust Jim Harbaugh, not Mark (me,me) Schlereth, Heath Evans, Marshall Foulk, Lomas Brown, Mike Golic and a few others that question the move.  Of course, they have a right to their opinion because it is a big move and these guys get paid a lot of money for their opinions.   Jim Harbaugh wants to win the Superbowl and with Alex, its a maybe because of our defense and not because of him. He has babysat him for a couple of years now and he has steadily improved but the fact remains that we have lost to the Giants the last two games with Smith having a horrible game last time out.  The Giants have figured out that the way to beat the 49ers is to load the short passing zones thereby challenging Alex to go deep.  Alex can't pass deep and that is why we are always faced with stalled drives whereas the most often quote I hear about Kaepernick is that is keeps plays alive.  I don't know if you have ever heard the term, but it is the single most important quality a QB can have because it entails the offense to stay on the field by whatever means.

When I see Kaepernick on the field, I see a much more dynamic team because for one:  he is more accurate than Smith, both short and long, a much stronger arm that can make all the throws an NFL QB needs to make, a much stronger runner and for a guy that has been in the league for one year, has a much better grasp of the offense that took Alex 6 years to learn.  Ron Jaworski sees this, Keyshawn Johnson sees this, Mike Greenberg sees this, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders both see this.  So there you go, your meaningless stats mean nothing.  It's the upside and production that count. 

Anyone could see that Kaep is a freak of nature and the future is now with him at the helm. I'll leave you with one last tidbit.  In the New Orleans game when the Saints were trying to get back into the game and came within one touchdown, Colin completed a 25 yarder to either Davis or Crabtree to quiet the crowd and then blurted out, "take that, you motherf**kers".  That's the kind of QB I want leading this team
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Posted: 12/03/2012 3:54 AM

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just a quick assessment on the smith-kaepernick situation. kaepernick and smith in the athleticism department are both pretty similar. i know im going to get bagged on this but hear me out. smith, while he doesnt always show his athleticism by virtue of the amount of sacks he takes, is very athletic. case in point, his 20 or 30 yard run for a TD on the sweep against the saints in the playoffs. kaepernick simply looks more like an athlete. tall and built yet has a cannon for an arm which alex clearly lacks. thats why after a couple check downs alex is a dead duck because plays are extended out of his comfort area. the advantage to me is that alex has a much better football IQ over colin. for instance in the st louis game, look at the bad pitch and the running out of bounds as a few mistakes colin made that a more intelligent QB would make
not that im saying that colin is stupid and he'll never get smarter. some of these things are learned through experience; however with the team that we have on the field now, we have a window of about 2-3 years where we could run the tables on a superbowl title. and i feel that alex is best built for 1 or 2 of those years. after that time, colin, i believe, will have the IQ and athletic ability to dominate in the league.
and one more thing. for the most part the rams did a good job against colin. they kept him from making plays with his legs and forced him to make more plays with his arm and his decision making. it'll all come together for him soon he just needs to learn to sit in the pocket..but im afraid what you'll see is similar to what alex is doing by sticking in the pocket and trying to get the extra yards that way. honestly, should colin start out the rest of the season, i feel colin is good to lose 2 more games -- that is the patriots and the seahawks..he may also struggle pretty mightily against the cardinals

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