It is becoming more difficult to deny the existence of a spectacular "sea change" in the NFL in 2012.
It is happening. The NFL is having a revolution. And the revolution is being televised for all of us to see.
Tactics in football can often fly under the radar as millions watch every game. When a team shifts its defensive line from a 4-3 over front to a 4-3 under, nobody notes it or knows what it means.
But, when Colin Kaepernick is running down the field for a 56-yard touchdown run in the playoffs, it is a play of fantastic substance that is swinging the balance of power in the NFL.
He ran for 181 yards and passed for 263 more as the 49ers demolished Green Bay in front of the eyes of the football world. This, in a game in which he was the biggest question mark and one which started with Kaepernick throwing an interception for a Touchdown the other way.
He was fantastic and despite his lack of experience, or even more damning, "big game experience", it was surely a game in...