Found November 19, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a battle of backup quarterbacks, San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick outplayed Chicago's Jason Campbell, leading the 49ers to a convincing 32-7 victory over the Bears on Monday night at Candlestick Park. Both teams' regular quarterbacks -- San Francisco's Alex Smith and Chicago's Jay Cutler -- missed the game with concussions. Kaepernick, a second-round draft pick out of Nevada last year, made his first career NFL start. Campbell, in his eighth NFL season, started for the 76th time in his career, but the first time for the Bears. Campbell entered the game with 14,511 career passing yards to just 241 for Kaepernick. However, once the game began, it was Kaepernick who played like a veteran, helping the 49ers beat the Bears at Candlestick for the eighth straight time. Kaepernick completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions and a 133.1 passer rating. He was sacked only once. Campbell went 14 of 22 for 107...
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Ask any San Francisco 49ers what their greatest weakness is, or was. The answer is quarterback Alex Smith.The 49ers may have found a solution for that weakness as second-year back up, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick clearly gives the 49ers a better shot at being a legitimate threat to win the Super Bowl as his dynamic play is harder to game-plan for rather than Alex Smith. Getting his...
Two days ago after Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to victory over the Chicago Bears, Jim Harbaugh was asked who would be his starter against New Orleans. Harbaugh responded by saying, “I usually tend to go with the guy that has the hot hand and we have two quarterbacks that have a hot hand.”
Well, it was reported tonight that the ‘hot hand’ he is going with is Colin Kaepernick...
I have yet to meet a head coach who wants to deal with a quarterback controversy. Coaches, as a rule, like certainty and stability. Quarterback controversies by definition lead to the opposite. They create distractions when you're seeking focus, and they can spark division when you're searching for togetherness.
Colin Kaepernick was brilliant on Monday night in leading San...
Colin Kaepernick made a heck of an impression in his first NFL start against a very solid defense. Following the game, head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that he hasn’t completely ruled out giving Kaepernick another start, nor is ready to bench Alex Smith.
“I usually tend to go with the guy who has the hot hand,” Harbaugh said, per ESPN.com’s Mike Sando. “We really...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is sticking with Colin Kaepernick as his starter under center - for now, anyway - as his team prepares for Sunday's home game with the Miami Dolphins. And, no, Alex Smith isn't out of this mix yet, either.
A day after a 16-13 overtime loss at St. Louis, Harbaugh accepted the blame for the fourth-quarter pitch that was fumbled by Kaepernick...
The San Francisco 49ers shouldn’t start Colin Kaepernick on
Sunday against the New Orleans Saints because he’s the hot hand but because the
Niners should “make the smart call” about Alex Smith’s health, according to Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 49ers should start Colin Kaepernick against New
Orleans on Sunday because somebody, somewhere, has...
1. Colin Kaepernick is Worth a Pickup in Most Formats
Although the 49ers have yet to commit to either Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith (concussion) as the team's starter at this point, the upside presented by the former makes him a worthwhile speculative addition in most formats.
Kaepernick would presumably have his passing upside limited, just as Smith does, by the generally...
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is not messing around. According to Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter, Harbaugh informed Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback on Sunday at New Orleans.
Trotter’s report states that the decision was not based on medical reasons. Smith is recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 10 against the St. Louis Rams...
Jay Cutler missed Monday night’s Bears-49ers game because he was recovering from a concussion, and backup quarterback Jason Campbell struggled in his place.
Campbell was sacked six times and pressured 11 times during the 32-7 loss. He went 14/22 for 107 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in the loss, and his offensive line hardly afforded him a chance to compete against...
When Alex Smith returns to health there is no question he should return to the starting line-up for the San Francisco 49ers. Colin Kaepernick played a great game against Chicago this past Monday, that is true but it was just one game! As the starter for the 49ers Smith is 19-5-1 in his last 25 starts, which includes a 6-2-1 record this year. So far this season smith...
Just in case you missed this during last night’s Bears-49ers ******** (via KSK).