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SAN FRANCISCO -- Monday night's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears was billed as a battle of backup quarterbacks. After Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a resounding 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears, the next battle could be over the identity of San Francisco's starting quarterback moving forward. From start to finish, Kaepernick, a second-year man making his first NFL start, outplayed Bears veteran Jason Campbell. Kaepernick completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Afterward, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh left the door open for Kaepernick to remain on the job -- possibly even after regular starter Alex Smith returns from a concussion. "We have two quarterbacks that have a hot hand, and we'll make a decision when we have to make it," Harbaugh said. The Bears starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, also missed the game due to a concussion, so Campbell made his 76th career start. Kaepernick, a second-r...
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Ask any San Francisco 49ers what their greatest weakness is, or was. The answer is quarterback Alex Smith.The 49ers may have found a solution for that weakness as second-year back up, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick clearly gives the 49ers a better shot at being a legitimate threat to win the Super Bowl as his dynamic play is harder to game-plan for rather than Alex Smith. Getting his...
Two days ago after Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to victory over the Chicago Bears, Jim Harbaugh was asked who would be his starter against New Orleans. Harbaugh responded by saying, “I usually tend to go with the guy that has the hot hand and we have two quarterbacks that have a hot hand.”
Well, it was reported tonight that the ‘hot hand’ he is going with is Colin Kaepernick...
A report says the 49ers will go with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith at quarterback on Sunday against the Saints, and it's not a decision made for injury reasons.
I have yet to meet a head coach who wants to deal with a quarterback controversy. Coaches, as a rule, like certainty and stability. Quarterback controversies by definition lead to the opposite. They create distractions when you're seeking focus, and they can spark division when you're searching for togetherness.
Colin Kaepernick was brilliant on Monday night in leading San...
Colin Kaepernick made a heck of an impression in his first NFL start against a very solid defense. Following the game, head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that he hasn’t completely ruled out giving Kaepernick another start, nor is ready to bench Alex Smith.
“I usually tend to go with the guy who has the hot hand,” Harbaugh said, per ESPN.com’s Mike Sando. “We really...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is sticking with Colin Kaepernick as his starter under center - for now, anyway - as his team prepares for Sunday's home game with the Miami Dolphins. And, no, Alex Smith isn't out of this mix yet, either.
A day after a 16-13 overtime loss at St. Louis, Harbaugh accepted the blame for the fourth-quarter pitch that was fumbled by Kaepernick...
The San Francisco 49ers shouldn’t start Colin Kaepernick on
Sunday against the New Orleans Saints because he’s the hot hand but because the
Niners should “make the smart call” about Alex Smith’s health, according to Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 49ers should start Colin Kaepernick against New
Orleans on Sunday because somebody, somewhere, has...
1. Colin Kaepernick is Worth a Pickup in Most Formats
Although the 49ers have yet to commit to either Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith (concussion) as the team's starter at this point, the upside presented by the former makes him a worthwhile speculative addition in most formats.
Kaepernick would presumably have his passing upside limited, just as Smith does, by the generally...
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is not messing around. According to Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter, Harbaugh informed Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback on Sunday at New Orleans.
Trotter’s report states that the decision was not based on medical reasons. Smith is recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 10 against the St. Louis Rams...
Even Chicago Bears' linebacker Brian Urlacher gave San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick credit after Chicago suffered a 32-7 loss on Monday Night Football.
It was really the least Urlacher could do after him and the rest of the Bears' defense put together an uninspiring at Candlestick Park.
Listen in to hear Urlacher's kind words to the second-year quarterback...
The Plan B Bowl was as anti-climactic as many expected (unless you live by the bay, in which case we happily accepted it). Not because it was a 6-5 dud fest, but because one team was aware there was a football game going on tonight. Colin Kaepernick did his best impersonation of Matt Flynn, creating a quarterback controversy for the next 48 hours. Jason Campbell meanwhile...
When Alex Smith returns to health there is no question he should return to the starting line-up for the San Francisco 49ers. Colin Kaepernick played a great game against Chicago this past Monday, that is true but it was just one game! As the starter for the 49ers Smith is 19-5-1 in his last 25 starts, which includes a 6-2-1 record this year. So far this season smith...
If you pay any attention to the NFL, you know that Alex Smith has had an interesting career to say the least. The former first overall draft pick from the 2005 draft out of Utah had a pretty bum-like start to his career for the first six years, only to blossom in 2011 under the tutelage of newly-appointed head coach Jim Harbaugh. Smith had his best year statistically, throwing for...
After a very impressive performance by second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh doesn’t sound like he’s ready to have Alex Smith reclaim his starting job.
Harbaugh hinted at going with the “hot hand,” according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on QB starter next time out, Smith or Kaepernick: We’ll see.Tend...
Week 11 has now come to a close and there are some very interesting story-lines coming out of the NFC West division.Colin Kaepernick created a bit of a quarterback controversy in San Francisco, the Rams looked ugly against the Jets and Ken Whisenhunt may have cost himself a job.All of this and more coming up.Here is your NFC West Week 11 recap.ResultsArizona Cardinals 19, Atlanta...