Be honest, can you really blame Harbaugh for giving the media a little wiggle room on the QB question? Sure he didn't proclaim Smith the outright starter next week. But then again he can't do that until a doctor clears him. Plus Kaepernick just torched the Bears. Why bash him or put a damper on his confidence. Truth be told If I had to put money on it, a healthy Smith starts. However, even if I was Harbaugh and I knew Smith would be cleared to play, which he doesn't, I would still demure. I bet we go for a reverse on the Saints this week. We'll get a bunch of stories about Kaepernick getting the reps and then we'll start Smith last minute and NO will have prepared for the wrong guy all week. Bottom line is that NO will have to prepare for both QBs. The bears approach of "they are both the same" obviously didn't work.
[ Edited by VA49er on Nov 20, 2012 at 15:21:33 ]