Originally written January 13, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Can we now finally put the Colin Kaepernick vs. Alex Smith issue to rest? We can now finally put the Colin Kaepernick vs. Alex Smith issue to rest. Kaepernick passed and dashed by overwhelmed Green Bay defense, posting 444 total yards and four touchdowns, as the 49ers ran away from the Packers, 45-31, Saturday night at Candlestick Park. Kaepernick’s 181 rushing yards were the most all-time for a quarterback in the single game, postseason or regular season. But Kap didn’t need to break records or have a big game on a big stage to prove Jim Harbaugh made the right decision to stick with him after Smith went down seeing stars. It’s always been the right decision. And yet, there was a palpable sense of doubt among 49ers fans after Kap displayed some early-game jitters. Almost immediately after Kaepernick threw that pick-six at the beginning of the game, a Niners fan friend of my texted me, calling for Alex Smith to be put in the game, almost as if I have some red phone nearby that’s di...
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