Originally posted by SofaKing:
Agree 100%. I know Kaep's turnovers will be the focus of this game. But I laugh at the many posters who already want him benched. He still showed good pocket presence and made the proper reads. He threw crisp, accurate passes. He made plays with his feet. His mistakes cost us the game, no doubt. But to ignore everything else he did in the game is just asinine.
Even with a poor outing by the O-Line and QB, we still had a chance to win the game against these guys AGAIN. David Akers blew it last time and he blew it again this time. The refs making a terrible call on the safety also screwed us, but again, if Akers doesn't stink the joint up, we win.
Kaepernick made a terrible pitch that cost points, but outside of that, he didn't do that bad. People thinking Alex would have done better are only fooling themselves. It seems like the game plan today fit Alex's abilities instead of utilizing Kaepernick's, but the heavy blitzes and big time pressure on the QB would have resulted in a lot more sacks with Alex and it's not likely he would have moved the ball any better.
I think Kaepernick is the superior QB based on abilities, but I'm all about winning the damn game. If Alex was actually better, I'd want him starting. I don't see him as a better option. They are pretty much the same right now. The only difference is Kaepernick will improve, Alex has hit his ceiling. What we saw from him is what he has to offer. Knowing this, if the defense doesn't have a good game or the run game can't get going, Alex will not win the game for you. Long-term, it is more beneficial to start Kaepernick. Even short-term, I don't see Alex doing any better.