I haven’t been bored enough to keep up with the goings on of the 49er’s training camp, but I’m going to take a shot in the dark and say that Colin Kaepernick looks like shit. Who would have thought that the quarterback that failed miserably when he wasn’t allowed to call his own audibles would have a hard time when given complete control of the offense? Say what you want about Harbaugh. The dude may be a psychopath that lacks any self awareness whatsoever, but he’s not an idiot. It Kaepernick was neutered in terms of calling plays then there was a reason for it. Excuse me for implying that the reason might be that he is not very good at quarterback.
You know the old adage, if you two quarterbacks, you really have none. Yeah, well if you are complimenting two quarterbacks then you are really complimenting none. If Blaine Gabbert is considered an imperative piece of your team’s foundation then people better watch out below, because that building is coming down and it’s coming down fast. We aren’t talking about a Bledsoe/Brady situation, or a Favre/Rodgers situation. Those both included two well above average NFL quarterbacks. This is a quarterback duo with one year of solid play under their collective belt. The most popular player on a team on any struggling team is the backup quarterback. We haven’t even started to play meaningful football yet, and the brand new coach of the 49er’s is already giving Blaine Gabbert’s ego public blow jobs. Now that’s what I call lip service! Really lubing it up to make the transition less of a surprise when Kaepernick’s play proves impotent by week 6. Again, I have no idea what kind of camp Kaep is having, but the only reasons you wax poetic about your backup is if you expect him to play or if you want to motivate your starter. If your starter needs motivation a little over a week into camp when he's following up a disappointing season then that's a whole different conversation.