DownSouth normally I agree with you but that's just a stupid post.
Here's some more interesting stats related to Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith:
Sack Rate per Dropback:
Alex Smith: 9.4% (sacked on 1 out of every 10.6 dropbacks)
Colin Kaepernick: 6.5% (sacked on 1 out of every 15.4 dropbacks)
Interception Rate per Dropback:
Alex Smith: 2.0% (intercepted on 1 out of every 50 dropbacks)
Colin Kaepernick: 1.1% (intercepted on 1 out of every 90.9 dropbacks)
Touchdown Rate per Dropback (includes rushing TDs):
Alex Smith: 5.1% (scores TD on 1 out of every 19.6 dropbacks)
Colin Kaepernick: 7.6% (scores TD on 1 out of every 13.2 dropbacks)
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Who's been laughing in your face about the change?
Your pos was stupid because you're acting like this is a personal vendetta. You get really childish when you're upset and it's more and more evident. I find it funny. I'm just a Niners fan as you are and you're going to slam other Niners fan because theyre on the other side of the fence on a controversial (keyword controversial) decision? Makes no sense to me, just sounds like someone who needs to grow up.
The problem people seem to have with the switch is that Smith fits what the MO of this team has been, and that is play the field position battle by not turning the ball over and relying on the run game and D to win games, so why mess with that dynamic? But from what we've seen this season, our D hasn't been as good as it was last season, and our ST has been FAR from that in terms of coverage. You wanna know what limits the team it's the offense when we're down. Two situations were the Vikes and Giants game. We got down big, and we were not able to muster a comeback, and I think with the offense being a bit more explosive, the 49ers will be more capable of making up deficits. Now I'm not saying that Kaepernick would've won either game (especially because the coaching was the big flaw in both those games considering the lack of reliance on the run game for some reason) but with the added dimensions to the offense I might be a little less uncomfortable with a deficit in the playoffs.
I'm about as big an Alex Smith fan you'll find, and I feel bad because it really sucks for Smith that this happened, and even Joe Staley went to Harbaugh and talked to him about how he was disappointed in the situation, so why can't some 49ers feel badly for Smith and continue to root for Kaepernick? It's not like Kaepernick is some piece of ****, Kaepernick works his *** off (I remember him running sprints with 50 lb plates on him during the day off on Monday), says the right things, is humble, and is able to lead this team
Now, no one can argue the fact that Kaepernick's ceiling is much higher than Smith's and I understand people, including me, might have a problem with the way Harbaugh went about this situation (I forgot who it was, but someone made a point that this might make some people in that locker room lose a tiny bit of trust in Harbaugh) but it's over, the 49ers are as they are now, gotta move forward, and at least we know that, god forbid, Kaepernick gets hurt, the 49ers have a QB that can take the 49ers to the SB
You're the prime example of someone who loves Kap more than the team itself.Originally Posted by lolPhillies:24539893
The only bright point I can see in this BS is that when Kaep keeps it up for the rest of the season and the sample size is comparable. If he stays at this level, and even progresses to another level, no one can say ****.
Alright, it's getting a bit chippy in here. Until Kaep has a bad game, no point in discussing this topic anymore since kaep is clearly the starter. Closed..... at least for now.