Posted November 20, 2012 on sfo.scout.com
Coach Jim Harbaugh gives his takes on the game after the 49ers’ 32-7 rout of the Chicago Bears on Monday night, along with his comments on the team’s developing situation at quarterback. After the first start of his NFL career, Colin Kaepernick also gives his takes on the game and where things stand with him going forward at the quarterback position.
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