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Old 11-21-2012   #1
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Who do you thing should have the starting job?
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

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Who do you thing should have the starting job?
Is that a real question after seeing that game? I thought he was good coming out but was told his game would never translate to the pros. Kinda looks like he can handle it. Smith will probably work his way back into the line up but now Harbaugh knows what he has on the bench. Smith's day's could be numbered.
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

It would be stupid for Kubiak to change our QB at this point in the season. Tj Yates can come in for spot duty against Detroit, throw for 7 TDs & run for a couple on his own. & the smart play would still be to start Schaub against the Titans.

Now if Alex Smith is going to be out for three or four games & Kaepernick continues to put on a show as the team wins those four games, then yeah it becomes a little more tricky. Harbaugh has to really have control of his locker room regardless who he picks & puts up in front of his guys.

I remember there was a coach not too long ago who had a similar situation. He went with the wrong guy. It failed, imo, because he didn't have the locker room & they didn't buy into what he was selling.

& the QB he picked, though good, simply didn't add anything to the offense. He could make all the throws, he made good decisions, he wouldn't give the game away, but he didn't give them an advantage.

You'd think I was talking about Wade & Flutie, which fits this scenario to a T, but I'm talking about Del Rio.
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

It would be a big gamble to change his QB right now without Smith actually playing badly.

It might come down to which of the QBs has the locker rooms support. If the team want Kaepernick, you probably go with him.
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It might come down to which of the QBs has the locker rooms support. If the team want Kaepernick, you probably go with him.
You would think. But, I think the coach has got to have the locker room. He's got to be the true leader, not just because he's the coach & they're paid to do what he says, but because there's going to be rough seas ahead.

If the coach isn't the leader, he's going to have dissension regardless which way he chooses. It might start as a few whispers in the locker room, or a few choice statements on the sideline.

That's why QB controversies turn into controversies, the team follows the QB & not the coach. Think Montana Young, better yet, remember how Fisher was allowed to slowly bring McNair along.

If you've got a true leader in a Head-Coah, you won't have a QB controversy. If he says Sanchez is the QB, end of story. The team buys it, doesn't matter what the media says.
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If you've got a true leader in a Head-Coah, you won't have a QB controversy. If he says Sanchez is the QB, end of story. The team buys it, doesn't matter what the media says.
You are way overstating your case. Chuck Knoll, Tom Landry and many other excellent coaches have had QB controversies. The Cowboys sent Bob Lilly to Landry to get him to start Staubach.
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

go with the hot hand Collin ..... if he starts to choke it in the playoffs then pull him by halftime or somethin

or u can go with the No starting QB should lose his job to injury once hes healthy again

so SmITH and CUtler just go concussed right tey should be rdy 4 this week
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

As good as Alex Smith has played for the Niners, I don't think Harbaugh has that much faith in him. Remember, in the offseason, Harbaugh and the Niners were one of the teams courting Satan Manning.

But then they were like, "Oh, no Alex is our guy. We're behind him 100%."

And then they drafted Kaepernick.

But then they were like, "Oh, no Alex is our guy. We're behind him 100%."

And now Kaepernick comes in and kicks ass and Harbaugh is saying, "Wellllll... we're going to go with the guy that has the hot hand. And we've got two of them."

Yeah.

OK.

Personally, I stick with the vet but to me, it sounds like Harbaugh's wanting to have a reason to start Kaepernick.
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

This is probably a horrible idea but, why not go with whoever hot right now? I would still keep Smith because he has had some spectacular games (playoffs for example) and also just in case Kapernick has a streak of bad games.
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...mith-for-49ers

Kaepernick is starting.
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

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This is probably a horrible idea but, why not go with whoever hot right now? I would still keep Smith because he has had some spectacular games (playoffs for example) and also just in case Kapernick has a streak of bad games.
It sounds like no big deal for us. But it's a pretty dramatic change for any club. If there were an injury, it's ok. Everybody will understand, everybody will buy in. But for something like this, where Alex Smith is ready to play... who knows.

Something as small as an incomplete pass could snowball into a situation that will unravel the whole locker room. Imagine Kaepernick tries to correct Vernon Davis on a route. Vernon barks back that Colin should learn the play-book before he tries to correct him..... & it goes on & on & on... & they are one & done in the play-offs, if they make it.

Of course, he could be that spark that gets them all the way to the Super Bowl as well.. but I didn't think they were needing a spark.
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Default Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick

And really, the main reason I would go with Alex if he were healthy, you can't go back.

If you sit Alex Smith, the QB that got you a play-off win last season (was it two? did they get to the NFC Championship game?) The guy that got you to 7-3, you can't go back.

If something happens to Kaepernick then you'll have Alex Smith out there "trying to prove" something he doesn't need to. He should just be allowed to play his game.

If something happens then, you can always go back to Kaepernick who is already trying to prove something.
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