Am I the only one who thinks all this "Kaepernick is the starter even though Alex will be cleared" business is just meant to confuse the Saints?
Kaep looked great and all, but he was at home on MNF facing a D that planned on him running alot. It seems like bad judgement to put him into a very loud and hostile environment if Smith is ready to go. Smith proved he could beat the Saints in a big game last year, and has much more practice calling plays in a loud dome.
It seems like people are getting all excited over Kaep starting, and dont stop to think its kind of a stupid move if you have Smith ready to play. Thats why I wonder if Harbaugh is just up to his usual trickery, trying to get the Saints to prep for Kaepernick.
In these dome games, especially in NO, all it takes is for a young QB to get confused in all the noise. He could just rush a throw during a blitz, or take a strip sack for a huge turnover, and all the sudden we could be overwhelmed and get behind big early. I think Smith gives us a better chance to win in this situation if healthy.