Originally Posted by Agamemnon
Of course that's what it's really about. He wants to start his guy. It just seems like a very risky proposition to me.
It's risky, but the team and staff had seen Kaepernick in 9 reg season games before and he'd been deliberately inserted, not as a result of injury to Smith. Everybody on the team knew Kaepernick was gonna be the starter soon. So it's not like they were unprepared for this eventuality, it's not like it was a surprise panic move.