• 49ers' Harbaugh Invites Quarterback Controversy

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Nov 21, 2012
    Harbaugh didn’t say who would be starting this week, but he did say that the 49ers have the “opposite of a controversy” at the position because they have two good quarterbacks. “To me, it’s the opposite of a controversy, where a controversy is an argument between opposing points of view. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s comments about going with the hot hand at quarterback raised speculation about a quarterback controversy in San Francisco, but there’s no reason to make a choice between Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick just yet. – Coach Jim Harbaugh, given a chance to squish the emerging quarterback controversy engulfing his 49ers and the Bay Area populace at large, took the rare step of publicly adding to it instead. “I know that everybody took the opportunity after the big win the other night to talk nonstop about the quarterback situation, and very little about the great team victory that we had, both offensively, defensively, special teams,” Harbaugh told reporters on Wednesday.  Although Smith has played well this season before a concussion knocked him out of last week’s Rams game and kept him sidelined Monday night he may have lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick, who dazzled in a 32-7 rout against the Bears .
    Source: nytimes.com
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      Source: nytimes.com
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      Source: ESPN.com
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      Source: CNNSI.com

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