Originally Posted by ObsiWan
I'm glad SOMEbody recognizes that Kaepernick was inserted into an ideal situation. He couldn't lose. If he failed, Alex Smith, a capable "game manager, is standing by to bail him out. Kaepernick didn't have to carry the team to the playoffs. The team was playoff quality before he got there.
I do find it very interesting however, that a team that was bound for the playoffs (I agree) was still willing to MAKE CHANGES
to a pivotal position like QB despite the fact that it could shake things up, so that they'd have a better chance at not just "making the playoffs" (see Texans) but to go deep into the playoffs.
See Gary, real coaches aren't scared to shake things up because it's what's best for the T-E-A-M.