Here is the opening to a column I wrote a while back for the Press Democrat’s special section on the 49ers. It is about the Niners’ first Super Bowl (well, it starts a little before that), which I covered, and the current Super Bowl attempt, which I am not covering: The man in the navy blue bellman’s outfit grabbed suitcases as players and media walked off the bus. Who was this guy? He was aggressive, grabbing the way he did.… Read More »
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Here is the opening of my Tuesday column about Colin Kaepernick, new model quarterback: SANTA CLARA One of my Sunday pleasures is watching Colin Kaepernick warm up before games. I sit in the press box at home or on the road waiting for him to appear, usually two hours before the game. He comes out in shorts and a sweatshirt, comes out when the field is deserted except for the practice-squad guys, and he goes through a long, involved routine.… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Sunday column about Colin Kaepernick’s performance Saturday night against the Packers: SAN FRANCISCO Excuse me, but I was laboring under a misapprehension. I thought Superman was make-believe, a character from comic books, TV shows and the movies. That was before I saw Colin Kaepernick play Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers, who, I’m sure, never saw anything like him. It’s true that Superman in the comics has blue hair and wears those funny… Read More »
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… Read More »
Granted, I have been a little out of it lately, my head draining and all that jazz. I seem to be coming around this morning, at least I hope I am. I started reading again and noticed that Ann Killion and Tim Kawakami also addressed Colin Kaepernick’s postgame press (non)conference in Seattle. I had not talked to either of them about what happened so I am gratified they came to many of the same conclusions I did. To read Ann… Read More »
I believe Colin Kaepernick is a nice young man, a fine young man. It is my Christmas wish that he will act like the fine young man I believe him to be. I remember when the 49ers drafted him. At least, I think I remember. In my recollection, he and his parents drove to 49ers headquarters, where they were introduced to the media on draft day. It was a lovely scene, and everything about those people said they are a… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Thursday column. In it I humbly express my extreme misgivings about the way Jim Harbaugh is utlizing Colin Kaepernick: Jim Harbaugh has done nothing to justify making Colin Kaepernick the 49ers’ starting quarterback instead of Alex Smith. I long have advocated Kaepernick over Smith, believe he is the superior quarterback. But Harbaugh has done such a poor job of making the transition, I wonder why he bothered in the first place. To read the… Read More »
I have received emails and comments this morning by readers ticked off at me because the Niners’ offense hasn’t been boffo. Many write that Colin Kaepernick is doing no better than Alex Smith, and they seem steamed at me for backing the switch to Kaepernick. Fine, I can take it. I still believe Kaepernick is a better QB than Smith and I support the switch. If you don’t like the change, don’t get on my case. I have no power… Read More »
At his Monday presser, Jim Harbaugh said he will start Colin Kaepernick next Sunday. That ended that QB controversy. I agree with him. Kaepernick should start. Lots of readers of this and other blogs reacted with panic and condemnation to the Niners’ loss blaming it on Kaepernick. That’s an over-reaction. Fans should be patient and let this thing play out. I will be on Comcast today at 5 pm discussing Niners QBs and other relevant topics.
If you were running the 49ers which quarterback would you start next week, Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick? I’m serious about this. I would love to hear from d harte on this one to get things kicked off with a bang.