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@Kaepernick7 Hype Into Reality

Literally every sportswriter announced Colin "Kap" Kaepernick as a starter, acting as a literal telephone line as tweet after tweet declared Kap as the named starter for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Now coach Harbaugh means it when he says he will go with the "hot hand." Safe to say, that nobody's starting job is safe when a hot hand comes along to take the job away from the starting quarterback.

It has been obvious from the get go on who will be named as starter, but out of respect for Alex Smith and the players Harbaugh had been wise not to declare the starter.

What, build the hype?

Beat writers always looking for a scoop, especially the "inside scoop," prompted Harbaugh to save the big news for his scheduled presser, legitimately making Harbaugh the best in business in building hype, that if five minutes passed by noon, the sportswriters would start brawling and cycle off like sack specialist Aldon Smith's precedessor, Charles Haley with the cloud brewing.

Harbaugh obviously made the right decision, although Alex Smith would have done as fine. In fact, Alex would have continued to do fine, which would have made it harder for Harbaugh to yank Alex off the bike as he tries to keep peddling away as the starter who had a love/hate relationship with the fans. Harbaugh, seeing the perfect opportunity to take Alex off his bike was now, declared Kap as starter.

Alex in his best interests as the 49er offensive scheme fits him best, should accept staying on as Kap's backup.

Funny how things panned out, the 49er way. And as Harbaugh says, Alex's concussion didn't play a hand on Kap claiming the starting QB position, although it was the perfect crime for Kap to run away with the job.

A perfect crime, that is.

Only by, from, and with the 49ers. The "A" game is coming.

Even if Kap has to run it in for a touchdown.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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