Found November 29, 2012 on Kissing Suzy Kolber:
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Alex Smith has been supplanted as starting quarterback of the 49ers by Colin Kaepernick. Though Jim Harbaugh still has to carefully go through the motions of weighing the decision of who to start each week so as to be diplomatic about the change, it’s clear that it’s Kaepernick’s job. It was evident before halftime of the Monday night win over the Bears two weeks ago. A capable quarterback that fans of the team have been waiting on even before Harbaugh was even coach had arrived and the long-term project that was transforming Alex Smith from total ******** into a passable game manager had come to an end. People are already writing long thinkpieces musing on the similarities between this situation and what the 2001 Patriots went through with Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady. I think it might be juuuuuusstt a bit premature to liken Kaepernick’s career with that of Dreamboat, but the dynamic holds up. An injury knocked out an established but uninspiring starter. A not much heralded backup g...
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