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MT: Harbaugh Trades Khakis for Denim

Posted by Taylor Price on May 9, 2013 – 11:38 AM

Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke showed a sign of solidarity on Wednesday at the 49ers, Levi’s Brand pep rally.

Both of the key figures wore Levi’s jeans at the rally, so did their players (Patrick Willis, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Justin Smith and Colin Kaepernick).

It was especially unique to see the 49ers head coach wearing an all-denim outfit. Harbaugh is known for his everyday attire of khaki pants and a black microfleece top.

This day, however, was a special one for two iconic Bay Area brands.

Having the 49ers coach celebrate the moment with a fashion statement made it even more unique.

Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle covered the potential partnership between the 49ers and Levi’s.

Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News listed the top NFL naming rights deals.

Deborah Petersen of the San Jose Mercury News shared the reaction to the announcement.

Aarond Kuriloff of Bloomberg Businessweek discussed the stadium news.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle touched on Quinton Dial’s potential role with the 49ers.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee previewed the upcoming rookie minicamp.

49ers.com provided a social recap of the stadium announcement and pep rally.

CLIP OF THE DAY

TWEET ABOUT IT

See you soon.


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117 Responses to “MT: Harbaugh Trades Khakis for Denim”

  1. By dave g on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    NINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERS!

  2. By tanglung on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    SAN FRANCISCO FORTY9ERS

  3. By Crimson ' n Gold on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    love the name ! …love the connection between the two Bay Area companies .. but ..
    sure hope we won’t see the Gold Rush wearing
    the 501’s any time soon !

  4. By tanglung on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    Funny…LOL

  5. By fred on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    Football should be football .. we don’t need dancing girls at football. Call me old fashioned but i liked it better in the 50’s-60’s when it was just a football game. The dancing girls are nice but basically a stupid distraction. One or the other!. They shouldnt be mixed.

  6. By dave g on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    Fred…are you kidding? As a real red blooded male, all I need is food, chicks and football to be happy : )

  7. By ace on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    NFC West position rankings: Running back a close race at the top ?

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2013/5/9/4315042/nfc-west-rankings-running-back-frank-gore-marshawn-lynch

    id say
    1 ninerrs
    2 seehawks
    3 ari
    4 stl
    some are tying to say lynch has a slight edge over gore ?(noway) but our depth gives us the edge ?(duh)
    they forgot our oline is better and our scheming for the run game is more advanced
    not to mention lynchs fumbles in the playoffs, gore is clutch 0 fumbles in 5 playoff games(i think) and i dont see him decling either when he gets less touches hes not gonna avg as much id still like to see him have atleast 21 touches a game
    that he used to avg per game for the entire season

  8. By ace on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    so dave on sunday order in give the misses some kisses and then plop down on the couch wait dammit theres nooooo football sunday……nvm :(

  9. By ace on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    and fred i think whats worse now about the nfl and really every pro sport is that the money is outta control and effects the game adverserly
    like last year for example replacement refs looked so bad the comminser was forced to do something, which should have never happened, fire goodel for that immediatly

  10. By ace on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    and the cheerleader tryouts were amazing sooo much tail sooo little time

  11. By ace on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    oh and if you like chicks and football you gotta see the

    girls play football in the lingre league, check out some off the videos from their hompages they love to play football and do hit each other wearing helmets shoulder pads and bikinis…….sadly there is no norcal team and i wont root for a seattle or socal team even if they are gorgeous women, wait is that even wrong ?

  12. By ace on May 9, 2013 | Reply

  13. By tanglung on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    THE 49ERS

  14. By phatalerror on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    Back to real football…

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000168359/article/broncos-seahawks-voted-into-super-bowl-xlviii

    Apparently the sum of nfl.com users have predicted that the 2013 49ers don’t have what it takes to make it to the Super Bowl this next year. The Seahawks aren’t exactly a big-market team, which means it’s hard to call the results into question on the basis of homer bias. Kaepernick is surrounded by legitimate talent, so one has to question why many feel that the quarterback that ranked a few spots behind Matthew Stafford in the NFL’s 2012 Top 100 rankings doesn’t have what it takes to lead the team to the Super Bowl.

    Maybe it had something to do with the 49ers’ 13-42 loss in Seattle last season.

  15. By dave g on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    Has Alex ever been on the TOP 100?

  16. By tanglung on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    No, He hasn’t.

  17. By phatalerror on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    “Has Alex ever been on the TOP 100?”

    He positively would have been if permitted to finish the season. He most likely would have ranked higher than Kaepernick did, too. Smith earned as many player of the week honors as Kaepernick did. Smith’s team beat the Seahawks, beat the Packers in Green Bay, and shut out the Jets in New York. Kaepernick’s resume is much shorter.

    In fact, I will emphasize: Smith’s team had a four-game winning streak going against the Seahawks that pre-dated Harbaugh’s arrival. Kaepernick’s team dropped that streak in a really bad way.

    More NFL fans think Kaepernick is overrated on the list. Compare that to Matthew Stafford, who on early returns is seen as underrated by almost a 2:1 margin.

    As I stated before, Tim Tebow made the list last year, so rankings on it have very little credibility anyway. If players get put in a position to succeed by their coaches and general managers, they will earn a higher position by default. Kaepernick had a better team to work with than Smith. There is no argument against that.

  18. By dave g on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    This is my thoughts on what others think.

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

  19. By dave g on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    Would have, could have, should have? Uhhhhm how about, NEVER DID.

  20. By dave g on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    YOUR QUOTE- “As I stated before, Tim Tebow made the list last year, so rankings on it have very little credibility anyway.”

    Than why you bring up the TOP 100 list dumb@ss? You the one bringing it up in the first place.

    You trying to get it both ways…voided of logic as always.

  21. By Hermie on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    Waawaawaa

  22. By Hermie on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    That’s it dave g…”if”, “and”, “but” are three other words that is ingrained in blahblahblah…just speculation and wishful thinking…nothing of substance!

  23. By bow53 on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    c. woodson is surprise no takers yet on his part,i believe the49ers left something 4 him on the table,all he has to do is come to his senses , sign on the dotted line, and move on and have a chance to have another ring on his finger and prove himself that he deserve another S.B.ring, as i recall ,he got the ring but he did’ny play that game, so, sign in and thats the end of story…..

  24. By ace on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.49ers.com/media-gallery/videos/Top-100-Players-of-2013-Colin-Kaepernick/bec5d983-0a31-4fdd-b19d-6e8a81f0bf35

  25. By tanglung on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    “Kaepernick’s resume is much shorter.” Yes, Alex eight yrs. Kaepernick ten starts.

    “Kaepernick had a better team to work with than Alex.” That’s not true. Their were FOUR key Players with season ending injury’s that Kaepernick played WITHOUT. Advantage Alex. Witch Alex could NOT take advantage of.

    (“There is no argument against that.”) No “if” “and” or “but’s”

    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

  26. By ace on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    awesome older footage

  27. By ace on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    1970 nfc championship cowboys vs niners(entire game with comercials)

  28. By ace on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    not entire game sorry the end got lost

  29. By James on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/redFOG/

  30. By phatalerror on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    “c. woodson is surprise no takers yet on his part,i believe the49ers left something 4 him on the table,all he has to do is come to his senses , sign on the dotted line, and move on and have a chance to have another ring on his finger and prove himself that he deserve another S.B.ring, as i recall ,he got the ring but he did’ny play that game, so, sign in and thats the end of story…..”

    This is incorrect. Woodson played in the Super Bowl, but suffered a broken collarbone defending a Ben Roethlisberger throw over the top not long before the end of the second quarter. It was due to injuries to Sam Shields and Charles Woodson that left the Packers’ secondary vulnerable to Roethlisberger, who had been ineffective in the first quarter-and-a-half of the game. He earned his ring. He would have earned it for his play during that season if he hadn’t played a down of the Super Bowl.

    Roethlisberger is best when he escapes containment. Adjustments by the Packers to cover for their injured starters left them vulnerable to Roethlisberger’s well-known ability to improvise. Under normal situations, Roethlisberger is not strong enough in the pocket to merit serious consideration among elite quarterbacks.

  31. By phatalerror on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    “YOUR QUOTE- “As I stated before, Tim Tebow made the list last year, so rankings on it have very little credibility anyway.”

    Than why you bring up the TOP 100 list dumb@ss? You the one bringing it up in the first place.

    You trying to get it both ways…voided of logic as always.”

    No, you have, as always, willfully blind and intentionally ignorant, disregarded the significance of what was stated:

    If the logic is as you say it is, that Alex Smith is not a “Top 100 Player” because he wasn’t voted as one, you have to be ready to admit that players that ranked in the Top 100 belong there. Are you willing to argue that Tim Tebow is better than Alex Smith? Alex Smith’s future in the NFL as a quarterback isn’t in any doubt.

    If the logic is that the list has very little relevance, then why did you remark about Alex Smith not being on a Top 100 List?

  32. By phatalerror on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    You can address the issue of the Seahawks game, or you can justify Kaepernick’s place on the list. If you can do neither, then get lost. Enough of this nonsense with me defending what I’ve written, because no one has been able to call it into question on the basis of anything other than projection. The 49ers DID NOT WIN THE SUPER BOWL with Kaepernick quarterbacking. Until Kaepernick becomes a quarterback that can make post-snap reads just as well as he makes pre-snap reads, the 49ers WILL NOT WIN A SUPER BOWL with Kaepernick quarterbacking.

  33. By phatalerror on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    ““Kaepernick had a better team to work with than Alex.” That’s not true. Their were FOUR key Players with season ending injury’s that Kaepernick played WITHOUT. Advantage Alex. Witch Alex could NOT take advantage of.”

    And would those players have been injured if not for Kaepernick quarterbacking? We can never know. We do know however that Alex Boone and Anthony Davis were far better in pocket protection during the latter half of the year than they were in the first half of the year.

    We also know that Smith put up a more respectable showing throughout the entire 2011 NFC Conference Championship than Kaepernick put up in the first half of the 2012 Super Bowl. Smith had an injured Crabtree, a raw Williams, and a worthless Brett Swain. Kaepernick had a healthy Crabtree, a healthy Moss, and a healthy Ginn. Smith was the quarterback that made something out of nothing, even if that something was throwing to the targets that were actually able to get open.

    Keep talking smack. But you really, really, really suck at it.

  34. By rjdniner on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    my fellow 49er fans lets try and get over the loss of ALEX ,now IF AND I MEAN IF ALEX had Jim has his head coach when he was drafted we don,t know what could have been, one more thing teams are going to be more prepared for the so called west coast / pistol offense .hey ACE please cut back on the videos .

  35. By phatalerror on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    This is to everyone, and certainly not limited to rjdniner:

    Whenever Alex Smith’s name gets dragged through the mud and whenever statements about Colin Kaepernick’s actual capabilities are grossly exaggerated, and then those commenters are called to account for those statements and are unable to provide any meaningful, reasonable basis for their comments, why do users here go with the ‘let’s make peace’ route?

    Be a man about your team’s history. Get off the fence. Stick your neck out for the quarterback that led the 49ers through the last four minutes of the 2011 Divisional Playoff against the Saints. What is it going to cost you to admit that he was more than just “a nice guy”? What is it going to cost you to admit that he was easily a top eight quarterback in the NFL? What is it going to cost you to admit that there were as many negatives about trading away Smith as there were positives? Nothing. And you’ll have credibility and integrity.

    Bring on the trolls. They’re idiots and don’t know anything about football anyway, and they prove that every time they deviously change the subject of the argument and then pat eachother on the backs for their disrespectful and denegrating speech toward other users. If their antagonism is the reason you are afraid to speak up, you confer upon them a dignity they don’t deserve.

  36. By tanglung on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    blahblahblah over and over again. It does not know how to stop.

  37. By tanglung on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    It’s blahblah’s way or the highway. blahblahblah can take the highway to Kansas. blahblahblah will NOT be missed.

  38. By dave g on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    Phatablahblah: You know you the one who brought up the TOP 100. Common now.

    You say, “If the logic is as you say it is, that Alex Smith is not a “Top 100 Player” because he wasn’t voted as one, you have to be ready to admit that players that ranked in the Top 100 belong there. Are you willing to argue that Tim Tebow is better than Alex Smith? Alex Smith’s future in the NFL as a quarterback isn’t in any doubt. If the logic is that the list has very little relevance, then why did you remark about Alex Smith not being on a Top 100 List?”

    This whole statement by you is BS and you know it. Where did I say, “Alex is not a “Top 100 Player” because he was not voted as one?” You know I merely asked a question about whether Alex ever made the list to expose your hypocrisy. You are clearly using the, “I am rubber and you are glue” philosophy. You pathetic man.

  39. By dave g on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    HAHAHA. Phatablahblah says “Be a man?” you the one crying about a QB we don’t have anymore! You say, “Bring on the trolls. They’re idiots and don’t know anything about football anyway, …….blahblahblah”

    So….Harbaugh is an idiot who knows nothing about football because he made the change at QB and Baalke is even more of an idiot for trading Smith.

    Yeah…Phatablahblah…you are a true genius who has loads of courage & intellect for saying Smith deserves to be the guy. You have convinced us. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  40. By dave g on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    No one is saying Alex sucks, we just saying Kap is better for us moviing forward as it is obvious by their actions that Harbaugh and Baalke agrees with us. You can twist it all you want but the bottom line is our decision makers who matter most have made the right decision and we agree with him. So that makes us trolls for seeing what they see? It does not matter whether you agree or not. He is not a QB, so who give a sh!t? Quit being a drama queen.

  41. By dave g on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    Phatablahblah-It is obvious by your comments above & your historical comments that you do not want to see KAP win a SB with us because your #1 quest here is to be right – not for us to win a SB. If we in a situation of a last minute drive to win a title in the future again you will be hoping he fails. Now what kind of fan is that? Even if coach would have gone with Alex, I would want us to win whether I agreed with the decision or not. You are truly a pathetic invidual.

  42. By rjdniner on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    First no one is dragging ALEX through the mud and lets wait until the season starts and if you want to stay in the past stay there. me am looking forward to the future .and it doesn’t matter who had the better team or personal at the time .phatablah you don,t want to talk about the 2011 NFC championship game or is it you don,t want to stick your own neck out ….

  43. By tanglung on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    FORTY NINERS

  44. By phatalerror on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    “phatablah you don,t want to talk about the 2011 NFC championship game or is it you don,t want to stick your own neck out ….”

    Sure I will. I’ll talk all day about it. About Crabtree’s unreliable hands and sorry route-running during the 2011 post-season. About the 49ers’ lack of depth behind Crabtree. About the 49ers’ sorry situation on the offensive line. About Kyle Williams’ two special teams gaffes. Where do you want to start?

    While we’re at it, who do you blame for the 49ers not winning the Super Bowl? Kaepernick had a superior team offensively when compared with Smith’s team, so do you pin the blame on the defense to get around Kaepernick’s lack of offensive production during the first half?

    I’ll back up anything I’ve said here. I welcome the opportunity to discuss it.

  45. By rjdniner on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    as fans we always want to look for blame when our team loses and all the reason we should have won and that is why I don,t blame any one for the lose,and just because you say we had the better team that statement is weak. look at what the team as done in 2.5 yrs and me am over the lose it seems you are not. Like I said am looking to the future one more thing to ask could you have done better in rout running or played the QB position better then KAP or even got use to the SB and nobody can truly say that Alex would have done better …..

  46. By phatalerror on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    “look at what the team as done in 2.5 yrs and me am over the lose it seems you are not.”

    It’s not a matter of being “over the loss”. The 49ers lost a lot of playoff games during the eighties and early-nineties. I didn’t sweat it too much then. Those were awesome teams with excellent coaching and they were constant contenders. The chief complaint was that the 49ers didn’t win three consecutive Super Bowls, and not that they couldn’t win one.

    It’s interesting that you mark the turnaround closer to Singletary’s firing rather than Harbaugh’s hiring, as it agrees with the volumes of evidence suggesting that after the 49ers had lost for so long during the years where there was an absolute leadership vacuum, they had acquired a good measure of talent. All they had to do was get rid of Singletary, and they started winning games.

    Therefore, it’s unfair to say that Alex Smith’s successful years were primarily a product of Harbaugh’s coaching. Just as I didn’t play football at an organized level, Harbaugh wasn’t in the pocket making the reads from behind the sieve that was the 49ers’ offensive line during the 2011 season. Harbaugh couldn’t make Kaepernick read from inside the pocket like he himself could when he was a quarterback. A good coach puts his quarterback in a position that minimizes the exposure of his weaknesses and maximizes the effectiveness of his strengths. A great coach can only go so far with a bad quarterback. Harbaugh got more out of Alex Smith than Singletary did, and the same probably could have been said for a couple dozen head coaches in the league. Andy Reid is certain to get every bit out of Alex Smith that Harbaugh ever did, and probably a lot more.

    The team has indeed made a tremendous amount of progress since 2010. If not for Alex Smith’s role in bringing dignity back to the 49ers, there’s no Randy Moss signing in 2012, which means Michael Crabtree likely doesn’t shed the diva role. The 49ers don’t get Mario Manningham, and they may have had trouble re-signing players like NaVorro Bowman or Anthony Davis or Mike Iupati. The team that exists today was built on the back of Alex Smith.

    I fundamentally disagree that Alex could not have done better. All of the things that Kaepernick didn’t do well Smith excelled at: Managing the clock, pin-pointing defensive weaknesses, and reacting to defenses. Smith didn’t constantly go three-and-out with his improved receiver corps in 2012. Does Justin Smith get injured in week 15 if the 49ers’ defense doesn’t play almost 100 plays from scrimmage? There are many unanswered questions of a “What could have been” nature, but to argue that Alex could not have done better is a cheap way of justifying the move to a quarterback who makes his living on raw physicality, and not on quality play at the quarterback position. And when I say “cheap”, I mean it’s an intellectually dishonest way of getting out of an argument you ostensibly wished to have.

    The loss I’m over, because it was the result I expected when the 49ers benched a quality veteran of the pocket in favor of Harbaugh’s hand-molded pistol whipper. The change I’m not over, and won’t be over for some time. It was disrespectful, and it will only be atoned for when the 49ers have to admit that they benched and then sent away the wrong quarterback.

  47. By ace on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    that wont happen even if its true no team is gonna opps we were wrong would you plz come back ?
    one thing it seems that hasnt been mentioned in this great debate,altho when people say ck has a greater upside as in potentail , i would say its kinda unfair to compare what alex learned over the 8 years he played to someone who came in and lit teams up. ok ill give ck had a better team, coach and scheme for him, most qbs take a year or 2 to even learn what ur talkng about,,if you wanna put a rookie alex smith on the 2013 49ers switch the roles, would we have made the superbowl with a rokkie alex smith with a better team than he started with ?
    obviuosly you cant use alex smiths rookie year numbers cuz that team wasnt equal to the 2012 team,only my gut can tell me no he wasnt that good right away like ck was,…im just gonna say when ck has 8 years under his belt, he will be far superior than alex after 8 years of exp and superbowl rings to go with them on both hands…..kaep is gonna get better watch that should scare teams this kid is getting better, and he already beat some pretty good teams……..kaep time !!!

  48. By ace on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    you mean carried on the back of the frank gore, ooo and coach reid’s track record with qb’s in the nfl ? coach reid had a team of stars that failed horribly sooo ,lets root for alex smith in kc to make 8-8 and uprgade next years pick, and the things ur talking about that alex did…….was after 7 years in the league…..so when kaep has 7 years in the we can talk more about this

  49. By ace on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    alex smith should have played in and won the superbowl in 2011,,the plays that really stopped that team from reaching the superbowl had nothing to do with alex smith…we already know this…kaep played in but didnt win the superbowl in 2012, in his first10(?)starts, hes battle tested and learning.i dont see how anybody but our oppenents is not excited about him right now….the future looks bright…
    KAEPTAIN AMERICA !!!!!

  50. By ace on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    i wanna see coach make kaep do that old a s s run backwards thru old tires while throwing diff p a s s e s like walsh made joe do
    when he can tip toe thru the tires you my leave gr a s s hoper

  51. By dave g on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    Phatalerror: Are you saying that you know QB’ing better than Jim Harbaugh? Because it sure sounds like you are saying that. Simply question.

  52. By phatalerror on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    “Phatalerror: Are you saying that you know QB’ing better than Jim Harbaugh? Because it sure sounds like you are saying that. Simply question.”

    I’m saying that based on the information I have at present, and based on the sheer indecency of demoting a quarterback that won NFC Player of the Week honors in his last completed start, I would have made a different choice.

    This demotion stands as one of the worst all-time slaps in the face by a franchise to a player that had done more than what should have been required of him. You can call it business, but it was flagrantly indecent, disloyal, and unthankful. It also failed to achieve the stated goal: Win the Super Bowl. So the bottom line is, Harbaugh was wrong.

  53. By phatalerror on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    “obviuosly you cant use alex smiths rookie year numbers cuz that team wasnt equal to the 2012 team,only my gut can tell me no he wasnt that good right away like ck was,…im just gonna say when ck has 8 years under his belt, he will be far superior than alex after 8 years of exp and superbowl rings to go with them on both hands”

    This unfortunately has as its grossly incorrect basis that quarterback progression is purely a function of physicality, and that the more physically gifted a quarterback is, the better he will progress.

    This works in Madden. This doesn’t work in the NFL. You can look at a half-dozen Number One Draft Pick Quarterbacks and see which ones became future Hall of Famers. The ones that tried to impose their will on defenses by sheer physical ability flamed out. The ones that learned the position well and became adept at the mental aspects of the position succeeded.

    Kaepernick has demonstrated that he has physical talent. But there are critical aspects of the game that he needs to progress in substantially this year. If he doesn’t, after eight years, he will have had a better team than Alex Smith ever had, and yet have fewer rings than Smith.

    In my opinion, Alex Smith has far more in common with the great quarterbacks than Colin Kaepernick does. In September, either defenses are going to prove me right, or Kaepernick and Smith are going to prove me wrong.

  54. By ace on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    im really more interested can l okoye learn to play football and who makes and doesnt make this team cant wait for preseason

  55. By ace on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    no its not just physical kaep is a better student as well harder worker, and will learn to read defenses, could smith read a defense in his first 10 starts ? not really,and kaeps qb skills will surp a s s those of alex smith , wait no his first year numbers aleready did but that doesnt really matter does it ?

  56. By phatalerror on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    How do you quantify that one quarterback is a better student?

    How is a player that laterals a ball over his teammates head resulting in a defensive touchdown a better student? A player that throws a pick-six to start off the Divisional Playoff? A player that runs the ball out of bounds when time needs to run off the clock? A player that struggles with reading progressions quickly?

    I’ll give a rookie some bone-headed mistakes, but only if the guy he’s supplanting on the depth chart makes similarly bone-headed mistakes. I didn’t see those from Smith this year.

    Any seeming difficulty Alex Smith had getting up to NFL speeds had a lot to do with the poor coaching and the constant offensive coordinator changes, not to mention offensive line talent that emphasized rushing and took the aerial game back to the early twentieth-century.

    How do you quantify that one quarterback is a harder worker? While Kaepernick is physically working out to get bigger and faster, Smith is working on adapting to yet another offensive scheme.

    Smith earned everything. Kaepernick was handed the keys on the first excuse Harbaugh could come up with. Nothing in the way Harbaugh handled any of that gives concrete evidence that Kaepernick tried harder than Smith.

    But the big wild card in what you wrote is the “will” part. Empty statistical achievements aside, it all comes down to Championships. Quarterbacking for a perennial playoff team isn’t high enough a bar for Kaepernick because his predecessor already was doing that. Kaepernick only has evidenced that he has skills exceeding Smith’s when his team can win the Super Bowl. Until then, Kaepernick merely has a different skill set than Smith, not a better one.

  57. By tanglung on May 11, 2013 | Reply

    Colin Kaepernick and HIS 49ERS.

    Alex Smith and his WHO CARES.

  58. By rjdniner on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    phatalerro. what were you thinking at the time when we beat the packers and then went on to Atlanta ?. skill set yes ,and would you be on Jim side if we had won the SB , bone headed mistake every QB makes them .look at Favr and the mistakes he made learning to be a HOF QB ,and I bet if the CHIEFS do make the playoffs and we don,t boy well you have fun with that ,I enjoyed reading your posts .

  59. By phatalerror on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    “I enjoyed reading your posts”

    And that is the difference between you and the users here who think that know it all already and brashly declare that they never read the posts in the first place.

    I’ll tell you what I was thinking: After the pick-six, I thought the 49ers were about to get crushed. After the game, I thought Packers’ defensive coordinator Dom Capers was going to be fired.

    Indeed, numerous Packers fans called for his firing. Instead, Capers was publicly humiliated by his head coach by it being circulated that he was to go to a college university to study how college teams attack the Read Option. The Packers had the defensive personnel to stop the Read Option but they were a badly coached unit defensively, and it showed repeatedly in the 49ers’ record-breaking performance (unlike the otherwise well-coached Atlanta Falcons’ defense, who got tired out at the end of the Conference Championship). The Packers that you see in week one of this next season won’t look anything like the hapless and confused team you saw in the Divisional Round.

    Every quarterback, Alex Smith included, makes bone-headed mistakes. It’s just that for the most part, Smith had grown past a lot of what Kaepernick struggled with throughout the year.

  60. By ace on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    and i was one of the ones saying the switch was a bad idea,my thinking was that nfl defenses will be able to stop college read option plays,thats why teams dont really run college plays in the nfl, and alex smith was doing everything right by taking what defenses give, well i was wrong on atleast one of those,it is testament to alex smith that he was able to survive mike nolan and mike sing,as coaches,imagine mike sing yellying at kaep for throwing to the wrong guy,ultimatlly tho i believe we are better regardless of personall with coach harbaugh none of this would have happened for us to be talking about

  61. By dave g on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    So when I asked Phatalerror: “Are you saying that you know QB’ing better than Jim Harbaugh? Because it sure sounds like you are saying that. Simple question.” I did not get a YES or NO answer to a simple question but he is basically saying he does.

    His response was: “I’m saying that based on the information I have at present”, (SO PHATABLAHBLAH HAS MORE INFO THAN HARBAUGH TO WORK WITH-NOT TO MENTION EXPERTISE)… “and based on the sheer indecency of demoting a quarterback that won NFC Player of the Week honors in his last completed start, I would have made a different choice.” (THIS 2nd PART IS PURELY EMOTIONAL)

    So what he is saying is he has countless amounts of film more than Harbaugh has to work with & can see not only the nuances of what makes a QB great but also can foresee who gives us the best chance than Harbaugh.

    Next Phatablahblah says, “This demotion stands as one of the worst all-time slaps in the face by a franchise to a player that had done more than what should have been required of him.”

    It sounds emotional & over-dramatic to me. Logic is absent from his response BECAUSE if it was he would have to prove that he somehow is better qualified to judge a QB & has more game film, practices, discussions, feedback from coaches and everyone in the building to include practice game film and player interactions to make the best decision overall for the team. For Phatalerror to somehow think he is better equiped and/or has more information on the two QB’s is just simply, “ignorant”.

  62. By ace on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    the cheifs will have a weak shedulle, we dont, theyll get bounced in the playoffs, we wont cant wait till he comes to town,interesting to see how we play them, given that our coaches know him,will reid give him freedom in an ofense that has a running game to suport him ? do the cheifs even have a 1000 yard rusher to take some presure off smith so that teams dont just tee off on him? we shall see

  63. By ace on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    did say you film ?

  64. By ace on May 12, 2013 | Reply

  65. By dave g on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    Phatablahblah continues to say, “You can call it business, but it was flagrantly indecent, disloyal, and unthankful. It also failed to achieve the stated goal: Win the Super Bowl. So the bottom line is, Harbaugh was wrong.”

    Not sure how any of Blahblahs responses prove Harbaugh is wrong.

  66. By ace on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    this ones good too

  67. By ace on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    kaep losing to a woman ?
    lol

  68. By tanglung on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    HARBAUGH AND HIS 49ERS

  69. By dave g on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    Apparently not only does Phatablahblah have better knowledge and insight to the SF 49ers QB’s then Jim Harbaugh but he also seems to have a crystal ball at his convenience that allows him to factually know that Alex would have not only won us the NFC West last year but would have also helped us beat Green Bay and Atlanta in Atlanta AND would have won us the SB. Unfortunately we don’t have that Crystal ball to be able to say confidently like him that HArbaugh was wrong. So I can see his pain since he knows that for sure.

  70. By phatalerror on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks for the flagrant attempt at misrepresenting me, dave g. I answered your question indirectly because a direct ‘yes’ or ‘no’ would have been fodder for your intent-twisting nonsense.

    You will not write my biography.

    Any user with questions about my meaning can get those from my answer above, and don’t need to look to dave g for some supposed interpretation.

  71. By dave g on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    I wish I had superior QB evaluation than Harbaugh & that I had a crystal ball! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  72. By phatalerror on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    “do the cheifs even have a 1000 yard rusher to take some presure off smith so that teams dont just tee off on him?”

    Have you never heard of Jamaal Charles?:

    In 65 career games during five years (he tore knee ligaments to open the 2011 season and ended up on injured reserve), he’s carried the ball 784 times for 4,536 yards (5.79 yards per rush). With the exception of his rookie season and his aborted 2011 season, he has rushed for 1,000 yards every year, and last year he topped 1,500 yards. He’s a fairly reliable ball-handler, and a quality receiving target in the backfield.

    I am not comparing Jamaal Charles directly to Frank Gore because I think they are two entirely different kinds of running backs. Gore’s reputation as a protector in the pocket definitely exceeds Charles’ ability, and Gore is a more powerful runner than Charles. Charles is more of the explosive type of running back. In the same three years that he topped 1,000 yards rushing, he had at least one rush of 75 yards or more on the season. Last year, he had three such runs.

    Frank Gore has averaged 4.63 yards per carry during his career. During 2008, when Alex Smith didn’t quarterback, Gore averaged 4.32 yards per carry. During the first eight weeks of 2012, Frank Gore averaged 5.51 yards per carry. During the following eight weeks of 2012, Frank Gore’s average yards per carry dropped a full yard-and-a-half, and he carried the ball more times during the second half of the year. Clearly, Alex Smith contributed heavily to Gore’s production in the running game.

    If Jamaal Charles could rush for 5.79 yards a carry despite having Matt C. quarterbacking (he has moved on to Minnesota as a backup), imagine what he’ll be able to do with Alex Smith quarterbacking. I think Frank Gore is an awesome runningback, and he has been essential to the team’s successes during the past two years. During the next season, I expect that people will finally see that Alex Smith contributed to Frank Gore’s success every bit as much as Frank Gore contributed to Alex Smith’s success. It remains to be seen whether Colin Kaepernick will have the same effect on Gore.

    I will say right now that barring injury, I expect Jamaal Charles to get more yardage from scrimmage in 2013 than Adrian Peterson will. Part of that is due to the woeful situation of the Vikings’ offense (very reminiscent of the 49ers’ 2008 offense), and part of that is due to the benefit of playing for a team that is strong on the offensive line and strong at quarterback.

  73. By ace on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    ill take that bet

  74. By tanglung on May 12, 2013 | Reply

    blahblahblah has convinced me that he is a true 49ERS fan. WOW, why couldn’t I see this. Thank you blahblahblah for opening my eye’s. We should all be the same type of fan that blahblahblah is. Then we can all progressively bash every player and coach on the team. Now I understand what a TRUE fan is.

  75. By Hermie on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    Waawaawaa…get off the blog, you are wasting your time!! I certainly quit reading your novels a long time ago because they are a lot to do about nothing!!

  76. By dave g on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    When a person like Phatablahblah does not have a solid argument he must use 50 different arguments from 25 different angles, and most often one has zero to do with the other and they are long winded & often contradict each other. Than he picks and chooses some idiot comment someone makes & “copy & pastes it” and exposes it to give his some small feeling of righteousness among everyone else who had nothing to do with the comment when in the end the main point is still that he has nothing solid to stand on for the main point which is Alex was good, but not great. He just does not like KAP, which is fine but the continuous long-winded BS is weak. When you have a solid, logical decision on a QB selection there is no need to give every argument under the sun because its obvious and it speaks for itself by just watching and knowing football. Drama queens & emotional arguments are always long-winded and lack logic.

  77. By phatalerror on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    “Waawaawaa…get off the blog, you are wasting your time!! I certainly quit reading your novels a long time ago because they are a lot to do about nothing!!”

    Then you should quit responding to my trolling. “It takes one to know one,” they used to say.

    Your replies declaring that you didn’t read what I wrote are of less value than what I wrote. You prove that words can not only be valueless, but they can be worth less than nothing at all.

    But the truth is, you can’t help yourself. You do read what I write. And it angers you that much of what I write is irrefutable fact or a reasonable and very possible future scenario.

  78. By phatalerror on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    “When you have a solid, logical decision on a QB selection there is no need to give every argument under the sun because its obvious and it speaks for itself by just watching and knowing football.”

    Obviously not, because your faith rests on Kaepernick on the basis of Harbaugh’s selection of Kaepernick over Smith, and not on your personal ability or some common sense ability to evaluate quarterbacks. What do you point to? One-game records? That ‘the 49ers beat good teams, and therefore Kaepernick beat good teams.’ (What was so good about the Bears starting Jason Campbell behind Chilo Rachal? What was so good about the 49ers’ offense’s 17 points against the Saints’ offense’s 21? What was so good about the 49ers’ offense in the Rams or Seahawks games? What was so good about Kaepernick before the lights went out during the Super Bowl?) No, there’s nothing obvious about Kaepernick being better at all, because he didn’t accomplish anything Smith hadn’t already accomplished when it comes to wins during Harbaugh’s tenure as head coach.

    People’s arguments for Kaepernick have to rest on “upside,” “potential,” “explosiveness,” and “physicality” because if you’re actually going to evaluate a quarterback in the manner that someone respected like Greg Cosell of NFL Films does, you’re going to talk about what he is doing right now, and not what he’s expected to do in the future. And Greg Cosell has said some complimentary things about Kaepernick, but he’s much more measured than the TV analysts that like to gush about exciting quarterback scrambles and a high-velocity ball. Cosell doesn’t evaluate Kaepernick as an elite quarterback. Not even close.

  79. By dave g on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    Blahblah, we see the obvious just like Harbaugh, so the obvious does not need to be explained, just like when idiots like you said Montana was a product of his system and Steve Young was just a running QB. Idiots like you are nothing new…so don’t flatter yourself ; )

  80. By dave g on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    At the end of the day, Blahblah not only knows more than Harbaugh about the subject of evaluating a PRO NFL QB but also can predict the outcome to another road taken with a crystal ball. You can’t say and back everything without accepting that is what you are indeed saying so you can choose to brush it off all you want but that has to be accepted for what you saying to be factual and logical. I know you want to think we taking you seriously but the reality is you really are the biggest joke on these blogs since Eleven Years with Alex. LOL

  81. By tanglung on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    LMFAO again

  82. By Hermie on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    Waawaawaa…Sorry Dude, I read abnout 20% of what you write…usually when I see you “highlight” something I wrote. Shut-up your drivel you Stupid Sh!t

  83. By Hermie on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    Waawaawaa…I am tired of making you look stupid…No Brag, Just Fact!!! LOL

  84. By dave g on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    Blahblah…I know you want to think we read every word. We catch the gist basically. You waste countless hours of your personal time researching numbers when all we hear is Blahblahblah..in other words…”I hate Kap”. Thats really all we hear but you give yourself way too much credit. You have got to be the biggest joke since Eleven Years with Alex. HA!

  85. By dave g on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    Blahblah: You just mad because you work so hard & waste your life trying to sound like you smarter than every one else only to get the opposite result. Man it must $uck to be you. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  86. By tanglung on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    blahblah’s writing more and more. He’s really p i s sed off because he know’s everyone see’s him for what he is. A BIG piece of NUMBER TWO.

  87. By Hermie on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    Too Funny!!!

  88. By 49erdefense2012 on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    ace is like an 8 year old who has learned how to post videos on to a website,,he just wont stop doing it

  89. By 49erdefense2012 on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    blahblahblah always has to start his comments by taking what aomeone else has said,put their words into quotaion marks and go from there,and I have already debunked at least 3-4 of his so called stat proven analysis on how kap has no pocket awarness or his inability to make his reads and progressions,something that kap has gotten better at with every game he starts,,,and how does blahblahblah respond to my debunking of his trivial and useless and annoying posts?? he tells me to post my findings and links to every article I have read,,,,GO FIND THEM FOR YOURSELF,,,YOUR SO INTENT ON PROVING YOURSELF RIGHT AND HOW KAEPERNICK IS NOTHING MORE THAN A GIMMIIMCK QB GO DO THE RESESRCH YOURSELF,IF YOU DO YOU WILL FIND HOIW WRONG YOU ARE,,,BUT YOU WONT BECAUSE IN DOING SO YOU WILL SEE WHAT A FOOL YOU HAVE MADE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE THESE PAST MONTHS,,,phatalerror,the guy who is sooooo mad at the 49ers for cutting alex smith he goes out of his way to prove how right he has been about EVERYTHING,but wont post anything that contradicts anything negative he has said about kap,,blahblahblah is a true b i t c h,,,

  90. By 49erdefense2012 on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    and ace dont get all bent out of shape at me im just giving you a hard time about all your video posts,,but you are being tooooo post happy with your videos;;

  91. By ace on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    did you say video ?

  92. By ace on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    and yes kaep did beat a good bears defense they may have sucked on offense but that was a good defense he lit up in his first start

  93. By ace on May 13, 2013 | Reply

  94. By ace on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    sadly i cant find video of alex smiths first start does anyone remember did we win that game ? anyway watch kaeps first start and tell me alex could make those throws

  95. By ace on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    no way jose

  96. By tanglung on May 13, 2013 | Reply

    FORTY9ers

  97. By Hermie on May 14, 2013 | Reply

    blahblahblah…sounds like you don’t like dage g. taking your words, as you do to others, and interpreting or refuting what they say, as you do to others…sounds like you can’t stand the heat!! Just sayin!!

  98. By phatalerror on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    “sadly i cant find video of alex smiths first start does anyone remember did we win that game ?”

    Of course the 49ers didn’t win, and of course Alex Smith didn’t look good. They were, after all, the 2005 49ers.

    Excuses, you say? If Jim Harbaugh is so highly regarded as a head coach, why consider the Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick argument in a front office and coaching vacuum? What does history tell us about 2005?

    Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh > Mike Nolan (and Mike Singletary, and even Jim Tomsula)
    General Manager: Trent Baalke > Mike Nolan (and Scot McCloughan)
    Offensive Coordinator: Greg Roman >= Mike McCarthy (and Norv Turner; Greg Roman > Jim Hostler, Mike Martz, Jimmy Raye, and Mike Johnson)

    It’s a shame that anyone wouldn’t be able to understand that as highly esteemed and highly valuable a good coach and a good front office is, such coaches and front offices are also a factor in the individual successes of the players. Smith was put in a situation where he couldn’t succeed. Once the situation changed to one that was tenable, he had success after success. Then he was removed from that situation and replaced with a player who never had to go through the same growing pains.

    It would have been interesting to see Colin Kaepernick try to play for the 2005 49ers, coached and general managed by Mike Nolan, and supported by the talent that the 49ers had back then.

    Did you know: In 2012, only Alex Smith and Frank Gore had remained of the offensive roster that existed in 2005. Colin Kaepernick never had to play behind an offensive line that included Kwame Harris, Justin Smiley, Jeremy Newberry, Eric Heitmann, Adam Snyder, Anthony Clement, David Baas, or Jonas Jennings (Smiley and Heitmann were the only good players of the bunch). Kaepernick never had to throw to woefully deficient receivers like Johnnie Morton, Brandon Lloyd, or Arnaz Battle. There’s a reason why the team looked so different in 2012: Supporting cast.

    Shame on anyone who would dare to argue that Colin’s ten starts, when placed against Alex’s first ten starts, are evidence of a quarterback that is already superior to his predecessor. The whole offense was superior. And whatever physical gifts Kaepernick has are not yet complemented by superior mental ability.

    If you want to argue Smith vs. Kaepernick, let’s take on the intellectually honest argument of whether or not physical measurables are more important at the quarterback position than mental toughness and ability to read defenses. I’ll concede that Kaepernick is faster on the ground and throws a faster football, and you will have to concede that Kaepernick isn’t as quick in reading defenses.

  99. By phatalerror on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    “sounds like you don’t like dage g. taking your words, as you do to others, and interpreting or refuting what they say, as you do to others”

    I don’t take other peoples’ words and twist them into something they clearly didn’t mean. Dave g does. He has to. He cannot argue competently at an intellectually honest level. So he resorts to intellectually dishonesty. And, No, I don’t appreciate being misrepresented. Show me a single instance where I misrepresented the intended meaning of what someone else wrote.

    Enough of the dumb, non-football related retorts already. You evidently aren’t good at football, and so you spend your time trolling a fan site. And you aren’t even good at trolling, so….

  100. By dave g on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    I was going to sarcastically say about Phatalerror, “I bet he makes his mama proud”, but I then realized she knew he was a FATAL ERROR right from the get-go. Its become such an obvious joke that now he will start to “concede” things. What a lil pu$$. And I am pretty sure Greg Roman can read defenses faster than Alex but it does not mean he gives us a better chance as our starting QB! And it appears from his words, Harbaugh is now a troll too since he falls in the “You evidently aren’t good at football” category. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  101. By dave g on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    When something is just right, it takes a lot less words. I can see him trying to convince “Mrs. Fatal Error” over and over again as to why they would make good partners.

  102. By phatalerror on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    “When something is just right, it takes a lot less words.”

    You’re an idiot.

    How’s that?

  103. By phatalerror on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    “When something is just right, it takes a lot less words.”

    And for such a short sentence, the grammar was awful.

    The quality of your grammar still exceeds the quality of your ability to analyze football.

    Your proficiency at trolling exceeds them both.

    Is there a Mrs. dave g? Then here is a case history: If there is a woman with low enough standards, any living, breathing biped is good enough.

    Now can we be finished with the ‘getting personal’ bit? It’s not football related. And you’re too simple a prey.

  104. By SHIP on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    This is hilarious. Blahblablah is getting spanked like a lil b!tch but in his dillusional mind he seems to think someone else is the easy prey???????? TOO MUCH! He thinks people are taking him seriously and is too stupid to even see he is a joke. LOL

  105. By SHIP on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    And you can tell Blahblah is anal retentive! LOL

  106. By phatalerror on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    “And you can tell Blahblah is anal retentive!”

    I take pride in my work.

    You take pride in your trolling.

    You’re still trolling a six day-old thread. Who is anal retentive?

    Football please.

  107. By dave g on May 16, 2013 | Reply

    You keep trying to push your personal agenda of slamming Kap and acting like everyone is stupid for simply agreeing with the 49ers when Harbaugh is the one who traded Alex and disguise that personal agenda as “Football”. Everyone is trolls for agreeing with this move but the guy who actually made teh move is not a troll? You make no sense and your persoanl agenda is “ALL ABOUT YOU”! Please…are you really trying to sell that as “Football”? No one is buying that BS and yes you are anal retentive because you a hater that does not know when to quit whining and all you have left is grammer and calling people trolls. HA!

  108. By phatalerror on May 16, 2013 | Reply

    “Everyone is trolls for agreeing with this move but the guy who actually made teh move is not a troll?”

    Not everyone. Just the users who agree with the move and then do things like deliberately misquote other users, talk about their mothers or take other irrelevant personal shots at them, and/or do anything but respond to the actual matter at hand: Provide evidence to the contrary of anything negative said about Kaepernick that rests on a fact besides, ‘It’s what the 49ers have chosen to do, and we trust Harbaugh.’

    The fact that my opinion is representative of that of a minority doesn’t in itself invalidate the opinion. Most Europeans of the 15th century thought the Earth was flat. Most football fans swallow the Kaepernick hype whole because the media gushes about him. Just as there was evidence in the 15th century that the Earth is spherical, there is evidence in the 21st century that Kaepernick is not a complete package when it comes to quarterbacking from the pocket.

    If you don’t want to address that argument directly, and yet respond anyway with arrogant sarcasm and personal attacks, you are by definition an Internet Troll.

  109. By dave g on May 17, 2013 | Reply

    So now you elevating your dillusional self amongst those who knew the earth was round? And us including Jim Harbaugh & Baalke are amongst the ones who thought the earth was flat? That’s a solid argument on your part & is well proven by you. How in the world can we argue that the majority opinion is always wrong and the minority opinion is always right. This theory is constantly proven most of the time-in fact 100% of the time! WOW. {sarcasm}

    There is no argument to be made other than KAP kicks Alex @ss in any offense and any time period regardless of whether its a majority opinion or not. But the fact that you saying that Harbaugh knows less about QB’in than you is very entertaining. And yes you can’t try to squirm your way out of that is what you saying. You can’t have it both ways.

  110. By phatalerror on May 18, 2013 | Reply

    “You can’t have it both ways.”

    You are so one-dimensional in your thinking. There are multiple reasons why Harbaugh could have chosen Kaepernick over Smith even though Smith was a better quarterback today: Cap number (Kaepernick was about $7,000,000 cheaper than Smith in 2013), Upside (Kaepernick has raw physical talent that exceeds that of Smith, but he has to learn the aspects of the game that are unique to the NFL, including throwing from the pocket; I have never said Kaepernick couldn’t learn that eventually), and Injury History (Kaepernick doesn’t have the tread-wear Smith has).

    It seems reasonable to believe that Harbaugh wanted to make the switch to Kaepernick all along and get the growing pains out of the way. Smith’s injury opened the way for Harbaugh to make the switch permanently.

    None of the above changes the fact that demoting a winning quarterback mid-season is unethical, especially someone who has been such a team player as Smith has been. And history has proven that the 49ers’ chances of winning the 2012 Super Bowl with Kaepernick quarterbacking were None, and you can’t say Smith would have done worse because in football, there’s nothing worse than a loss.

  111. By dave g on May 18, 2013 | Reply

    Unethical? Was it ethical to seat Steve Deberg for Joe Montana in his 2nd year when the 49ers were really starting to come on or the Patriots seating Drew Beldsoe for Brady? Fresh off a Superbowl Walsh replaced popular Freddie Solomon with a guy named Jerry Rice in 85! Were you bitter then?????? It was not a popular decision. You play the guy who gives you the best chance to win. PERIOD. Its call logic over emotions and that is the NFL. If you don’t like that than don’t watch the NFL dumb@ss! You put the full blame on KAP for a close SB loss but put zero blame on Alex for an NFC Championship loss? YES YOU CANT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS! You an idiot. You have been trying to break down the QB position as if you know more than Harbaugh as being your reason to stay with Alex. You are now saying Harbaugh had no intention to play the guy who gave him the best chance to win the SB? That comment is not logical in anyway. If Alex gave us the best chance like you have been saying based on “reading defenses” and other pro’s you say Alex has, you are saying that although Harbaugh see’s that he is willing to sacrifice a chance for the SB for next year? That is ludicrious and incredibly biased. You will take any side and point of view to try to make your emotional stand seem logical. But it is still not logical in anyway. its personal for you and voided of logic because at the end of the day you are an omega male with the emotional delicateness of a female.

  112. By dave g on May 18, 2013 | Reply

    BLABLAH-You say, “And you can’t say Smith would have done worse because in football, there’s nothing worse than a loss”.

    No sh!t there is nothing worst than a loss. WTF does that prove? You like a politican….you say words but they don’t mean sh!t. So Alex would have taken us to the playoffs and won the SB? So you know this?

    You say, “You are so one-dimensional in your thinking.”….Really! HA!

    And you say, “There are multiple reasons why Harbaugh could have chosen Kaepernick over Smith even though Smith was a better quarterback today”…Yoyu want to critic peoples grammer???? Uhhhm yeah. You are really lame and inconsistant. You an amateur to my genuis.Bow down b!tch.

    Ethics? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! You always trying to take a different angle but at the end of the day its just blahblahblah. Harbaugh just like Walsh knows exactly what they doing for what gives us the best chance to WIN. Even the great Montana did not win them all and even the great Jerry Rice had imperfect games but they always gave us the best chance as great coaches know and you b!tch are no great coach!

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/walkthrough/2006/too-deep-zone-jerry-rice-rookie-bust

  113. By dave g on May 18, 2013 | Reply

    He says, “There are multiple reasons why Harbaugh could have chosen Kaepernick over Smith even though Smith was a better quarterback today: (BTW-great grammer here from “Mr. Grammer Critic”) Cap number (Kaepernick was about $7,000,000 cheaper than Smith in 2013), Upside (Kaepernick has raw physical talent that exceeds that of Smith, but he has to learn the aspects of the game that are unique to the NFL, including throwing from the pocket; I have never said Kaepernick couldn’t learn that eventually), and Injury History (Kaepernick doesn’t have the tread-wear Smith has).”

    So lets leave out & ignore the number reason: “BEST CHANCE TO WIN!” HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  114. By phatalerror on May 18, 2013 | Reply

    “So lets leave out & ignore the number reason: “BEST CHANCE TO WIN!” HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!”

    Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens: 34, 49ers: 31
    49ers’ Franchise Super Bowl Record: 5-1

    Apparently you needed to be reminded. Their chances of winning with Kaepernick were evidently 0%. It isn’t a matter of projection anymore as it was when Harbaugh made the decision to promote Kaepernick. It is now a matter of history. The 49ers lost. Kaepernick didn’t make the difference between a loss and a win.

    In light of the foregoing, your argument rests on a faulty premise. It has already been debunked by the very player you are defending as a result of the decision by the coach you are defending. Your petty personal insults on top of that make your indefensible position only that much more pathetic. Thanks for playing.

  115. By SHIP on May 19, 2013 | Reply

    Phatalerror you too funny. Don’t you realize you have lost the argument? Are you too stupid and dense to see it? You such a joke man. Dave has schooled you all over the yard. You typing nonsense at this point.

  116. By phatalerror on May 19, 2013 | Reply

    “Phatalerror you too funny. Don’t you realize you have lost the argument? Are you too stupid and dense to see it? You such a joke man. Dave has schooled you all over the yard. You typing nonsense at this point.”

    Ironically, there’s not a word of response in all of what you wrote.

    It is you that has lost this argument. It is summed up in one line appearing above. You cannot dispute with history. We are all witnesses to it: The 49ers didn’t win the Super Bowl with Kaepernick.

  117. By dave g on May 19, 2013 | Reply

    HA! SHIP you right! So Fatal Error, the 49ers won the SB with Alex? They would have won with Alex? Alex did not lose the NFC Championship but KAP lost the SB let alone Alex would have beat GB and Atlanta and won the NFC West? That makes sense and is completely unbiased. You keep doing a lot of typing but you not saying anything but repeating yourself over and over again with nothing that means anything. You welcome on playing because I am enjoying slapping you. HAAAAAA! You keep typing the same thing over and over again and keep getting slapped. And it takes me a lot less words and time. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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