Found November 20, 2012 on Razzball Football:
Typically here is where I say ‘Don’t Buy The Hype’.  You all know that who read here.  Heck, read yesterday’s post about Justin Blackmon and realize I’m more Negative Nelly than Positive Peggy most times after a big game.  But tonight’s game was different in my eyes.  Though it’s true Alex Smith has had good moments over the last year and a half in San Fransisco, the fact remains he hasn’t been overly impressive.  A conservative game plan with an average QB at the helm.  There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, seeing as their record since 2011 is now 20-5-1 (ugh…ties).  With all that said, Colin Kaepernick was impressive tonight.  It wasn’t just the numbers – 243 passing yards and 2 touchdowns – nor was it the fact that San Francisco won the game handily.  Colin’s mobility, his ability to improvise and his ability to find his guys is what impressed me and note the defense he did this against.  The question has to be asked, ‘If Smith were starting, does this game end
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