San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh appeared as though he was going to keep his teams’ starting quarterback a mystery until the teams’ kick-off Sunday in New Orleans against the Saints in an AFC Championship game rematch, and that he would likely stick with the veteran Alex Smith.
That wasn’t the case today when Harbaugh announced that Colin Kapernick will be getting the start for the 49ers on Sunday. Kaepernick played well after Smith left the 49ers’ Week 10 game versus the St. Louis Ramsv with a concussion. Kapernick finished the game 11/7 for 117 yards. Against the vaunted Chicago Bears defense on Monday Night Football, he shredded the Bears for a stunning 243 yards on 16/23 passing and two TDs in the teams’ 32-7 destruction of the Bears.
Kapernick was originally drafted with 36th-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by San Francisco after a solid college football career at Nevada.
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard feels the NFL is wrong to fine players for personal fouls, and spoke out on this today after watching his teammate, Ed Reed, incur a 50,00 fine for an illegal hit vs. the Steelers on Sunday:
They’re continually taking away money from players for bogus stuff. But you’re going to tell me that an offensive player is able to stiff arm a defensive player, grab his face mask and throw him to the ground and y’all are perfectly OK with that and no flags are thrown. But if we try to counter that to try to tackle him because he has our head jarred back, it’s an $8,000 fine. That’s bull crap.