Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about Jim Harbaugh’s handling of the quarterback switch from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick:

SANTA CLARA

It is take-stock time for the 49ers. As they approach Saturday’s do-or-die playoff game against the Packers, it’s time to answer two significant questions:

Was Jim Harbaugh correct to go with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith starting Nov. 19 against Chicago? And did Harbaugh handle the transition the right way?

The answers to these questions have significant implications for the Packers game.

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