Originally written November 29, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
  Does anyone really think that Jim Harbaugh will ever go back to Alex Smith? Barring injury of course, it is clear the second year coach is going to ride the second year pro Colin Kaepernick as far as possible.  After walking in and taking the league by storm last season, with the most stout defence in the league, the 49ers have had all the pieces needed to be an elite team. That is expect the man under centre. Alex Smith has been moulded into as good of a player as he will ever be by Harbaugh, and may actually be able to find another job because of it. But the former first overall pick lacks the dynamic skills that the new starter has seeping through his pores.  Harbaugh made the call that he wanted Kaepernick on draft day. Taken ahead of Andy Dalton who already has 14 wins under his belt, Kaepernick was seen as a raw prospect out of Nevada in need of coddling to ensure that he could maximize his potential.  So he worked with Harbaugh and Smith for a year an...
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