Will Alex Smith be in the huddle this Monday night when the Chicago Bears come to town? That’s the question on everyone’s mind two days removed from the 49ers quarterback suffering a concussion against the St. Louis Rams.
Smith’s status will be determined later in the week according to coach Jim Harbaugh. But if San Francisco is asked to call on backup Colin Kaepernick once again, the team feels confident about the play-making ability of the second-year player.
If Kaepernick gets the nod, Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco 49ers, believes Kaepernick’s first start would be as good of a test as any against the league’s most opportunistic defense.
“If Smith sits, an intriguing game becomes even more fascinating. Kaepernick would make his first NFL start, staring into the menacing eyes of linebacker Brian Urlacher as he attempts to solve the league’s fifth-ranked defense – in prime time, with the full and undivided attention of our football-mad nation,” Kroichick wrote.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reviews the 49ers-Rams tie in his latest film review offering.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle shares Jim Harbaugh’s positive outlook on Smith’s status for Monday night.
Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com shares Harbaugh’s comments to a group of high school coaches at a recent Visa promotional event.
ESPN.com’s NFL writers ranked the 49ers as the league’s No. 4 overall team in recently released power rankings.
49ers.com looked at Harbaugh’s comments on the 49ers quarterbacks heading into Monday night.
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