Originally Posted by bklyn1028
You don't replace a starter because of injury. Harbaugh is dead-wrong ( I can't stand him anyway) he's a sore loser and I hope to God this blows up in his face. Smith is a middle of the field qb, but the starter nontheless. Kapernick is a rookie, and as good as RG3 is etc, the playoffs are a completely different animal then the regular season.
Harbaugh is embarrassing the organization and pretty much the NFL for doing what he is doing. One game doesn't make a Staubach etc.
Why don't you?
If someone behind you plays outstandingly while you are hurt, why should they not get a chance to keep playing?
The idea that he's doing something wrong is completely irrational. He's doing what he, and everyone else on the planet, thinks gives his team the best chance to win.
Alex Smith is not someone who has earned any sort of leeway by being so spectacular.
Kaepernick looked great, far better than anyone would have ever expected Smith to look. Kaepernick is a 2nd year player, BTW.
The idea that a guy shouldn't lose his job while hurt is so ridiculous. You earn your job while healthy. If what you have done while healthy has not been enough to keep you your job when you get hurt, look in the mirror. The Pats wouldn't bench Brady no matter how good his backup looked, he's Tom friggin Brady.
In the case of Smith, Harbaugh knows he has a bus driver. Bus drivers aren't winning championships that often. He needs something more than someone who's primary focus is to not lose the game for his team. He has everything else he would ever need. Defense is outstanding and they can run all over anyone.
They need a legit QB. He owes his team the chance to win by letting the best many play.