Here is the opening to my Sunday column about Jim Harbaugh’s leadership.

This is in praise of Jim Harbaugh. He demonstrated fierce, wise, tenacious leadership in one case, for sure, the Case of Colin Kaepernick vs. Alex Smith. This is the kind of leadership he can build on — must build on as this season plays out. Let’s examine what he did well.

He identified Kaepernick as the better quarterback. That means he knows what he’s looking at, knows what will win, knows what he wants.

To read the full column about Harbaugh, please click here.

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  1. lameduck

    I wonder how long he’ll last after all those beatings and concussions he took as a player …

    Hopefully he teaches his players to sucker punch TV announcers with their non throwing hand…

    December 23rd, 2012 8:34 am

  2. Dr. Feelgood

    You nailed it.
    Imagine the risk, the courage, to make that switch.
    True leadership.

    December 23rd, 2012 9:07 am

  3. Tommy CostaRica

    Wow the point spread just shifted the 9ers have gone from a 1 point favorite to a 2 point dog! A swing of 3 points, that’s a lot! Love seeing the 9ers a dog!

    December 23rd, 2012 9:24 am

  4. B-Rad

    There are 12 teams that will be in the playoffs.

    Whether Harbaugh switched to Kaepernick, kept Smith as the
    starter, has Roman open up the passing game, has Roman
    not open up the passing game – the odds are heavily in favor
    of one of the other 11 teams winning the Super Bowl.

    Some feel that the Niners have to get to, or win the Super
    Bowl for the switch to Kaepernick to be proven correct.
    This is absurd. There are hundreds, no thousands of other
    factors that figure in here, most of them with the other
    playoff teams that Harbaugh can’t control.

    December 23rd, 2012 9:53 am

  5. chris

    I dont think its any great show of leadership by Harbaugh concerning the QB position. He played the position so he of all people should be able to make an easy decision there to improve the team.

    December 23rd, 2012 11:46 am

  6. neal


    Would you put Pete Carroll in the same category. putting in a 5 foot 11 inch third round QB as the starter and benching Matt Flynn with a huge free agent contract ?

    December 23rd, 2012 1:58 pm

  7. Stan

    Off the field he’s a jerk. Just like Jerry Lewis off the screen is. So many famous or experts in their field are like that. Edward Teller was a backstabber..and always had a plum job,because he was the father of the H-Bomb. You just have to endure the H-man for another decade Lowell.

    December 23rd, 2012 4:20 pm

  8. CohnZohn

    Stan, Jerry Lewis is a jerk? You’re killing me.

    December 23rd, 2012 4:39 pm

  9. Stan

    SNL banned him. Jerry and Milton Berle..lol. true.

    December 23rd, 2012 5:05 pm

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