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Kaepernick will start again


04:12 PM ET 12.03 | San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Colin Kaepernick will make his fourth start of the season when the 49ers host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Kaepernick is coming off his first loss as a starter last Sunday when San Francisco fell to St. Louis, 16-13 in overtime. Kaepernick was 21-of-32 passing for 208 yards and was sacked three times for a loss of 17 yards. Kaepernick also rushed nine times for 84 yards in the loss, including a 50-yard run in the final three minutes that set up a 33-yard field goal that gave San Francisco a 13-10 lead in the fourth quarter.


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December 3, 2012  04:17 PM ET


December 3, 2012  04:30 PM ET

I still think the Niners will win the NFC West, regardless of who is playing QB!!!

December 3, 2012  04:46 PM ET

Wrong decision unless Smith is still suffering concussion symptoms.

December 3, 2012  05:05 PM ET

Of course he will.

December 3, 2012  05:16 PM ET

Head coaches had to admit when they make a mistake.

December 3, 2012  05:37 PM ET

Head coaches had to admit when they make a mistake.

How does one loss make it a mistake? Bandwagons are sure quick to hop on and off

December 3, 2012  05:53 PM ET

Think the rookie bubble has burst?

December 3, 2012  06:11 PM ET

Thinks are going to be interesting this year in Calafornia! D'Antoni in LA and Harbaugh in SF!

December 3, 2012  06:11 PM ET

How does one loss make it a mistake? Bandwagons are sure quick to hop on and off

Just ask Alex Smith.

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December 3, 2012  07:41 PM ET

One Game doesn't Make or Break a Quarterback!

December 3, 2012  08:43 PM ET

9ners are about to go down in flames lol

December 3, 2012  09:22 PM ET

As a 49er fan, if the 49ers do not win the Super Bowl it will not be because Kaepernick or Smith. It will be because of the sickly conservative play calling of Greg Roman. Despite the fact that the 49ers could throw the ball and complete it almost at will against the Rams, Roman continued to use his highly unimaginative play calling of RUN, RUN, PASS - Despite this, Kaepernick was able to have 42% 3rd down conversion rate. Probably any chimpanzee used as a defense coordinator could've figure out Romans simplistic conservative play calling and devised a defensive scheme to counteract his play calling. Roman is still relying on the playbook he used for Alex Smith who had a difficult time throwing down field with accuracy, he needs to change it to be more dynamic if they are going to use Kaepernick. The 49ers, now that Kendall Hunter is out for the season need to integrate Jewell Hampton and LaMichael James into the running game plan, they have speed to get outside, something Brandon Jacobs lacks, If James does not get playing time then I have to assume that Baalke, Roman, and Harbaugh were lying to the fans when they gushed with enthusiasm about the prospect of having James on the team.

December 4, 2012  07:30 AM ET

Going with the lukewarm hand, I see.

December 4, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Yea Hairbag woke up with his hand in lukewarm water and wet pj's He considered it an epiffiny and decided to apply it to the game. Play the luke warm guy


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