Harbaugh sticking with ‘hot hand’ Kaepernick

Jim Harbaugh announced today that Colin Kaepernick will start this week against the St Louis Rams. Harbaugh said that Colin, I believe has the hot hand and we’ll go with Colin. Of course he finished that sentence with, ‘and we’ll go with Alex. Both our guys.’

This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, the offense under Kaepernick just seems much more explosive. Regardless of Kaepernick and Smith posting somewhat the same numbers over Kaepernick’s last two starts, it just feels different under Kaepernick. The main area being 3rd down. Watching the Saints game I didn’t have the feeling that the punting team would be out when the 49ers were forced into 3rd and long situations.

What does this mean for Alex Smith? Most likely he has played his last game as a 49er, barring an injury to Kaepernick. I know after 7 years I’m sure fans thought this day would never come…


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