What you all fail to consider is that Kaep has only had one single start ever. New Orleans at home is a hostile and loud environment. Kaep has no idea about what it means to start in a domed stadium
Add to that the fact that we are only holding onto the #2 seed in the NFC by one half game. The 49ers cannot afford to lose this game, especially since they have to play in New England in three weeks. Harbaugh will play Alex because Alex has experience playing in the Superdome. If Alex does not do well the first half, then Harbaugh will bring in Kaep.
That is the smartest thing to do IMO, and Harbaugh is a very smart coach.
[ Edited by longtime49erfan on Nov 23, 2012 at 8:06 PM ]