Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 5/20/13
One of the toughest realizations after the San Francisco 49ers lost Super Bowl XLVII was they may never get back there again. There will be some homers who will jump to contradict that statement, but one of the biggest advantages the 49ers had in terms of coming back to prominence in the NFL was surprise. No one expected Harbaugh to take Alex Smith to the NFC Championship game in 2011. By the same token, no one expected Colin Kaepernick to lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012... Read more
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