Found January 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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NEW ORLEANS -- It's been 10 games since Alex Smith started for the 49ers, and most of the reminders that Colin Kaepernick is No. 1 on the depth chart aren't so subtle. Take Wednesday morning, for example. Players were scattered throughout a ballroom at their hotel after coach Jim Harbaugh ended a press conference with a horde of media. Prominent players were given podiums and those like Pro Bowl talents Patrick Willis and Joe Staley were greeted with layers of cameras and microphones from their position on the risers. Being the starting quarterback at the Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick got a stage of his own, too. Smith? He was seated with peripheral roster fillers and backups at his own round table, about eight feet in diameter with nine chairs encircling the table. Subtle it wasn't, but a stark reminder to the popular captain that the show isn't his. "The podium thing is kind of funny. Pick your battles," said Smith, smirking while surveying the la...
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