Originally Posted by saphojunkie
Harbaugh is screwing this up. Alex Smith gives them the best chance to win deep into the playoffs. But that would screw up them being able to supplant him with Kaepernick, so they're going to sacrifice this postseason for their future. I think it's a mistake.
If somebody shuts down their running game, Alex Smith isn't going to take them deep anywhere. I can't think of anything in particular Smith gives you that you couldn't get from the younger guy with more upside.