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In todays installment of As the Quarterback Turns, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh went out of his way to speak fondly of Alex Smith.
Harbaugh, in his weekly Monday news conference, said he probably will announce Sundays starter against St. Louis on Wednesday because he doesnt want his players to field a barrage of Whos the QB? questions all week, as they did last week.
Harbaugh, of course, fielded another barrage of such questions today. He praised both Smith and Colin Kaepernick, without offering evidence of his choice for Sunday though its hard to imagine Kaepernick not starting, given the way he played in consecutive wins over the Bears and Saints.
It starts with this week, this game, and what gives our team the best chance to win, Harbaugh said when asked about what goes into his decision.
Then he said, Alex Smith is our starting quarterback. He has not done anything to lose that job. Hes playing at a very high level.
You also cant categorize Colin Kaepernick as a backup quarterback. Hes started games and played very well. Its a unique situation, because both quarterbacks are playing well. Source: San Francisco Chronicle Posted via Mobile Device Attached Thumbnails
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Jim Harbaugh announces 49ers starting QB: Kaepernick.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 28, 2012
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