Found January 08, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
With 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the physical gifts are obvious. He's fast, he's strong, he's got an elite arm, he eludes tackles. The list goes on. That's not what has impressed coach Jim Harbaugh most this week as Kaepernick prepares for his first career playoff game. For Harbaugh, it's been his ability to pick things up on the mental side that has really impressed. "He's got a good grasp of the game plan so far. I'm excited that he's ... it's a bit savant-like, you know, the way he's handling it so far this week," Harbaugh said. "So that's really encouraging." Encouraging, not surprising. Not for the guy who benched an established winner -- Alex Smith -- for his backup essentially after one career start. There's a common train of thought that Harbaugh was just waiting for an opportunity to make the switch and got it when Kaepernick debuted so favorably against the Bears on Monday Night Football. H...
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