Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers unleashed a new offensive wrinkle on Sunday. After losing their first game of the season in Week 3 to the Minnesota Vikings, it appears that Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman have decided that it’s time to inject some life into their Alex Smith paced attack. In a surprise move the 49ers out-Tebowed the New York Jets in the first half by implementing an offensive package that featured second year quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Was this the beginning of the end for Alex Smith in San Francisco?When Harbaugh took over the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 one of the biggest questions he had to answer was who would be his starting quarterback? Most thought Colin Kaepernick, then a rookie, would beat out the veteran Smith, but as everyone now knows; Alex was given the nod late in the 2011 preseason. The Harbaugh regime made the seventh offensive coordinator in seven years for Smith but under new leadership, he would have the best season of his NFL career. Smith led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and an appearance in the NFC Championship game. Despite career highs in yards and passer rating, naysayers still doubted Smith’s ability to lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl.… Read more
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
  • Absolutely not. Everytime Alex Smith doesn't go 16-0 someone calls for a new quarterback.

    Smith has an injured finger on his passing hand.

    If Kaepernick takes over the starting position, then the 49ers will be a .500 team.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

DeMarco Murray: 'I'm not worried about the Cowboys'

Turner has great quote in defense of Bridgewater

Gary Bettman's quote about expansion makes no sense

Beltre sends Richards invoice for three broken bats

Herschel Walker: Vikings should trade Adrian Peterson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Raiders fielding calls about fourth overall pick

WATCH: UAB football player brings helmet to graduation

Andrew Luck to students: 'I'm only 25, I don't have advice'

Mark Sanchez: Tebow is another arm while Bradford recovers

Report: Former LSU CB Jalen Collins failed multiple drug tests

Six players suspended for White Sox-Royals brawl

WATCH: Demetrious Johnson wins with last-second submission

WATCH: Jerryd Bayless beats Bulls with buzzer-beater

John Legend catches Belichick checking out Chrissy Teigen

Jim Rice to Jim Palmer: 'Quit complaining'

Time Warner-Comcast failed merger hurts Dodgers fans

WATCH: Bucks mascot devours fan

Protestors tried to have Orioles-Red Sox game called off

Greg Hardy abandons his Bentley during flash flood

WATCH: LeBron James hits full-court shot after practice

Peyton Manning announces $3 million gift to Tennessee

WATCH: Leah Still scores TD in Temple spring game

WATCH: Todd Gurley shares video of himself sprinting

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

UAB player brings helmet to graduation

Leah Still scores in Temple spring game

Sanchez shares thoughts on Tebow

Stephen A. Smith blasts Tom Brady

Kris Humphries apologizes for Jenner tweet

Five most boring NFL prime time matchups for 2015

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota: Perception vs. reality

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Nothing gleams like late-round draft gold

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.