Found November 21, 2012 on
San Francisco 49ers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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 run-heavy approach of the 49ers offense, but his own rare rushing skills give him a big advantage over Smith as far as fantasy production goes. Kaepernick has 187 yards and three touchdowns on just 25 carries this year, while Smith has a respectable but still much weaker total of 134 yards and no scores on 29 rushes. Kaepernick has 4.53 speed and knows how to run with the ball - he 4,109 yards and 59 touchdowns in college - and Jim Harbaugh is the sort of daring, unconventional coach who can capitalize better than most on Kaepernick's potential as a running specialist.
None of this is to dismiss Kaepe...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Regardless of his motives or how he minces words, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh made the correct decision by naming Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith as the starting quarterback right here, right now. It may not lead to a more peaceful Thanksgiving Day among 49ers fans and media, who will now pick apart the call much as they did the pre-decision controversy. But that is the nature...
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...
The good times are rolling here at BC as the win steak continues. At this point it’s almost not even fair. We went 4-1 last week and confidence is higher than it’s ever been. Our friend Ashley Ilenfeld was a very worthy opponent, but finished 2-3.
This week we are facing off against another Ashley…model and Bears sexy superfan Ashley Brooke (go follow – @aYoN765).
Typically here is where I say ‘Don’t Buy The Hype’. You all know that who read here. Heck, read yesterday’s post about Justin Blackmon and realize I’m more Negative Nelly than Positive Peggy most times after a big game. But tonight’s game was different in my eyes. Though it’s true Alex Smith has had good moments over the last year and a half in San Fransisco...