Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/20/14
In the NFL it’s often said that success is contagious.  Once a franchise taps into a winning formula, it’s used until the well runs dry.  This is the case for the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh in 2012. As everyone knows quarterback Alex Smith has seemingly been replaced as the Niners starting signal caller by the more elusive Colin Kaepernick.  In doing so, Harbaugh opted for the mysterious and unknown potential of Kaepernick rather than playing it safe with the predictable Smith. Smith led the 49ers to the NFC Championship last season but the team came up short, falling to the eventual Super Champion New York Giants.  Despite Smith being on pace for his best season ever prior to suffering a concussion in Week 10, it has become quite apparent that head coach Jim Harbaugh believes the 49ers have gone as far as they can behind the former No.1 draft pick.… Read more
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