Many have wondered what it would take for San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to give the starting quarterback job back to Alex Smith.
Apparently a tough loss isn't it - yet.
Colin Kaepernick will make his fourth straight start Sunday as the 49ers host the Miami Dolphins, whose playoff hopes have dimmed while dropping four of five.
Kaepernick's crucial turnover on a botched pitch attempt led to a touchdown and ensuing two-point conversion to tie the game with three minutes remaining as the 49ers (8-3-1) eventually fell 16-13 in overtime at St. Louis last week.
That error put a damper on an otherwise solid performance for Kaepernick, who finished 21 of 32 for 208 yards while running for 84 more.
"Can't make mistakes. That's the biggest thing," Kaepernick said. "For the most part I felt my reads were good, got through progressions well. That's something I want to continue to do going forward."
He'll get a chance to do just that Sund...