My beloved San Francisco 49ers played the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game this evening. I suppose if someone who was emotionally detached from either team was watching it would have seemed a pretty good game. I am not emotionally detached. Since before Colin Kaepernick was handed the starting quarterback job I have been unconvinced that he has the chops to play at the NFL level. Sure, he throws lasers and runs like the wind; but he doesn't really have "quarterbackiness" like Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady or, hell, Alex Smith. It's just not there. Jim Harbaugh gets credit for being the Quarterback Whisperer. Sure, he took Josh Johnson from mediocre to draftable at USD and there's no doubt Andrew Luck is better for having a couple of years under his tutelage, but CK7 is still playing about same as he did in Reno. Too many times he looks like a deer caught in the headlights when faced with NFL-calibre defenders. Yes, it's a team game. And there are ten other players on the field who must do their jobs correctly for the team to be successful. The 49ers have one of the best offensive lines in football. They have quality receivers and running backs. The defense is awesome, able to get off the field, leaving the offense with good field position. Then, nothing... Or maybe a field goal, if we're lucky. I hope the brain trust can come up with a quarterback who does have the ability to read defenses, go through progressions, step up in the pocket and throw the ball on time. If that quarterback was also fleet of foot, that would be OK, but it's neither a prerequisite nor should it be. As they say in baseball, wait until next year.