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Morning roundup: Scouts support 49ers' decision to promote Kaepernick

Jan. 11, 2013
 

Jim Harbaugh's decision to bench Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers' quarterback in midseason was a gutsy move, but was it a good one?

In his column this week Pete Dougherty asked several scouts, and they agree Kaepernick gives the 49ers a higher ceiling and Harbaugh's decision was a good one: http://pck.rs/RJjW8t

Worth reading

*In his Packers Insider, Rob Demovsky gives the Packers a thumbs up for their ability to win games on the road under Mike McCarthy: http://pck.rs/UPEvyG

*In Weston Hodkiewicz's weekly Q&A, he sits down with rookie defensive lineman Mike Daniels: http://pck.rs/UE5LP3

*Rookie linebacker Terrell Manning was flying low under the radar for most of the season, until last weekend's playoff game against the Vikings: http://pck.rs/WHhKuE

*Receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson are expected to play on Saturday after missing some time earlier in the week at practice. More details our Packers notebook: http://pck.rs/SnGgGi

*You knew the 49ers defense was tough, but you probably didn't realize how tough on first downs. Press-Gazette Media correspondent Eric Goska explains in his column: http://pck.rs/VT3Bfl

*Our readers had questions, and I had answers for them in our Thursday afternoon chat. Read the transcript right here: http://pck.rs/VOYXl0

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