Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 1/13/13
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh went from potential idiot to genius in a matter of a few hours after his hand-picked quarterback shredded the NFL record books in the divisional round of the playoffs. Second-year guy Colin Kaepernick who resembles a human-like gazelle on the football field ran for a NFL-playoff record 183 rushing yards on 16 carries against the Green Bay Packers. As a whole, the 49ers racked up an astounding 581 of offense in the 45-31 win. For a team who dedicated the entire off-season to improving their defense, it has to be a tough loss for the Packers. What It Means: Ted Thompson and the Packers’ front office will have to go back to the drawing boards in regards to the defense. Even though they spent all of the 2012 NFL Draft on improving the defense, an epidemic known as the read-option offense is taking over the NFL. Young signal-callers like Kaepernick, RG3 and Russell Wilson are showing that not only must defenses worry about running quarterbacks, but...
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