Originally posted by NJNiner:
I guess harbaugh doesn't give a damn about the success of this 49er team. There will be hell to pay if Kaep doesn't get us to the SB this year.
This attitude is asinine. There's never any guarantee of getting to a Super Bowl. What are you going to do if they DON'T get to a Superbowl? Whine some more? Become a Packers fan?
Harbaugh made a judgment call, as a head coach he felt that having Kaepernick was ultimately the right choice for this team, however there are never any guarantees. There was absolutely no guarantee of getting to the Superbowl with Alex at QB, especially after they got rocked by the Giants. They weren't some magical shoe-in to win it all that got stifled by Harbaugh replacing a guy that the majority of 49ers fans had complained about his entire career with the team. This team played almost perfect defense, and excelled at special teams and just barely made it to the NFC Championship Game.
This year their defense has been significantly less effective, the special teams has been downright mediocre, not sure why people feel that's all of a sudden a recipe for success. I do hope they make it to the Superbowl, but I also won't freak out if they don't. Two years in a row being in the playoffs, two years in a row winning the NFC West, that is something you can definitely build upon.