Found November 22, 2012 on
San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints
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 3,100 yards along with 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions.The big question coming into 2012 was if Smith was a one-year wonder, or if there was substance behind this marvelous turnaround. The year started off well for San Francisco, as they have tallied a 7-2-1 record through ten weeks of the season. The most recent win for the 49ers however, came from the second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In a Monday night domination of the Chicago Bears, Kaepernick threw for 243 yards two touchdowns and zero interceptions, also completing 70% of his passes; all this in just his first NFL start. Although Sm...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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).
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...
During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner said that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will start on Sunday against the Saints.
Safety Donte Whitner said on the Dan Patrick Show that Colin Kaepernick is the starter for Sunday’s game against the Saints.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2012
During a meeting with the media,...