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QB Injuries

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Michael Vick, Jay Cutler and Alex Smith all sustained concussions this week. Rothliesberger left yesterday's game against the Chiefs to be evaluated at a local hospital. He has an undisclosed shoulder injury. Multiple sources say that the Eagles' front office intends to roll with rookie Nick Foles for the rest of the season, in light of Vick's "pretty significant concussion." Josh McCown has been re-hired by the Bears in light of Cutler's 2nd concussion since 2010. The Steelers would be down to Byron Leftwich at QB if Rothliesberger had to miss Sunday Night's Game against the Ravens. No report has been given on Alex Smith, but back-up QB Colin Kaepernick has already run some Wildcat plays for the 49ers this season.
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Isn't it funny how Michael Vick could be 'put down' for the season like a dying dog?
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[quote name='PuRock' timestamp='1352839393' post='1218319']
Isn't it funny how Michael Vick could be 'put down' for the season like a dying dog?
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:34853_doh:

Though in all seriousness, he might want to hang it up after this season.
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[quote name='theblackdog' timestamp='1352840071' post='1218333']
:34853_doh:

Though in all seriousness, he might want to hang it up after this season.
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Ain't no way that's happening. He still needs to make up for all the cash he lost. Some team will blame the Eagles O-Line and give Vick a healthy deal & shot. I could see Arizona, KC, Buffalo as teams to fall into the pit.
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I could see AZ or Buffalo, not KC since Cassel was concussed. Vick will probably want to avoid them.
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The 49ers will be fine with Kaepernick if they need to go without Alex Smith. Jay Cutler's injury benefits the 49ers because as we saw last year the Bears fell apart without Cutler under center. If Kaepernick has to step in and Cutler misses a game or two, that could give the 49ers the second seed in the NFC. The Eagles meanwhile, well now they will have a chance to look at Nick Foles and see if he can be the future, or if he can be impressive enough to stay starting QB under the new regime.
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[quote name='JO_75' timestamp='1352841709' post='1218368']
The 49ers will be fine with Kaepernick if they need to go without Alex Smith. Jay Cutler's injury benefits the 49ers because as we saw last year the Bears fell apart without Cutler under center. If Kaepernick has to step in and Cutler misses a game or two, that could give the 49ers the second seed in the NFC. The Eagles meanwhile, well now they will have a chance to look at Nick Foles and see if he can be the future, or if he can be impressive enough to stay starting QB under the new regime.
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I wouldn't count out the Bears. Give Jason Campbell a full week's practice, he can make plays. Most competent QBs can make plays when they have Marshall.

Kaepernick really didn't throw much when he got into the game. Luckily the 49ers have a great OL and they can just run the ball through anyone which will help.
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Campbell is better than Hanie and McCown, so the Bears and their offense shouldn't completely collapse like they did last season. Let's see how many more TDs that defense scores.

As for the 49ers, if you don't have a QB who can throw, you won't win a lot of games. I don't put any stock into what Tebow did last year, lol. Campbell is a far more proven thrower than Kaepernick.
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It would be kinda funny to see Vick out in Arizona where Kolb is. LOL.

Kolb would be like, "ugh. not again."
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Jay Cutler, Ben Rothliesberger and Michael Vick will all be absent from Week 11's games. Alex Smith's status is still uncertain, but is expected to play, given that his game's on Monday night.
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This just in: Alex Smith will NOT play tonight against the Bears. This means that both teams will have to rely on their backups. With Colin Kaepernick facing Jason Campbell, this figures to be extremely low in yardage/points and extremely high in turnovers and sacks.
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Colin Kaepernick wowed everyone yesterday as he went 18/23 with 243 yd and 2 TD passes in his 1st start, against the Bears defense, no less! Thanks are looking bright at Candlestick Park!
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1353396161' post='1227004']
Colin Kaepernick wowed everyone yesterday as he went 18/23 with 243 yd and 2 TD passes in his 1st start, against the Bears defense, no less! Thanks are looking bright at Candlestick Park!
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I see what you did there.
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Alex Smith has to be wondering, again, how secure his job is - Kaepernick looked very poised under center against the Teddies.
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I wonder if CHI will make a move to acquire David Garrard? Jason Campbell's looked pretty awful. You can't downgrade much from Campbell.
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[quote name='display name' timestamp='1353545956' post='1228304']
This will only increase the NFL's desire to improve player safety.
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Hence the Ed Reed suspension...
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[quote name='cobrajet' timestamp='1353551404' post='1228348']
Sounds like to me the 49ers will stick with Kaepernick.
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It's official: Harbaugh has made the switch to Kaepernick! What a shocker... the coach replaces the QB that's lead his team to the NFCCG last year and a 6-2-1 record this year with a sophomore after 1 start!
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1353560502' post='1228417']
It's official: Harbaugh has made the switch to Kaepernick! What a shocker... the coach replaces the QB that's lead his team to the NFCCG last year and a 6-2-1 record this year with a sophomore after 1 start!
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I tried telling everyone the 49ers should cut him and moved on to Kaepernick in the off-season, and Jim listened to me and is doing it earlier than I thought. Now I look smart. Kaepernick is much better than Smith. Think Cam Newton except he has a team around him and he isn't a sore loser who sits on the bench with a towel over his head.

[quote][i]UPDATE 12:27 a.m. ET: [/i]Trotter responded to the ESPN report late Wednesday night saying [url="https://twitter.com/SI_JimTrotter/status/271478306375868416"]he’s standing by his report[/url] and included a quote from what he was told Harbaugh said to Smith. [b]“”I’m going with Kaepernick. Alex, I’m sorry.”[/b][/quote]

[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/21/report-harbaugh-to-start-colin-kaepernick-over-alex-smith/"]http://profootballta...ver-alex-smith/[/url]
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[quote name='JO_75' timestamp='1353562951' post='1228424']
I tried telling everyone the 49ers should cut him and moved on to Kaepernick in the off-season, and Jim listened to me and is doing it earlier than I thought. Now I look smart. Kaepernick is much better than Smith. Think Cam Newton except he has a team around him and he isn't a sore loser who sits on the bench with a towel over his head.



[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/21/report-harbaugh-to-start-colin-kaepernick-over-alex-smith/"]http://profootballta...ver-alex-smith/[/url]
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Let's not get carried away. Smith has been playing like a pro for 2 years. Kaepernick has 1 start. I wouldn't advise Harbaugh start Colin against their division archrival Seahawks, especially in CenturyLink Field.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1353563886' post='1228428']
Let's not get carried away. [b]Smith has been playing like a pro for 2 years.[/b] Kaepernick has 1 start. I wouldn't advise Harbaugh start Colin against their division archrival Seahawks, especially in CenturyLink Field.
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Took him long enough after being drafted in 2005. Just maybe there is something to the system that Jim Harbaugh has, and maybe Colin is benefiting from the same system that made us forget Alex Smith was a bust for several years. Yet, you can't argue that Colin isn't Jim's quarterback. Jim drafted Colin to be the future and well the future is now for the 49ers.

Also, this might just work out well for the 49ers, just like benching Tony Banks in favor of Trent Dilfer benefited the 2000 Ravens.
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