“I think it’s you watch him run and you advise him, give him tips. Certainly, the whole team is coached on how to run, protect the football,” 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman says of Kaepernick, who set a postseason record for yards rushing by a quarterback.
Now relegated to a backup role with the NFC champions, Alex Smith’s time in the Big Easy leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl against Baltimore is hardly how he envisioned it.
The NFC West showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, at least on paper, is a complete mismatch. The 49ers are the division leader, preparing for the playoffs, while the Cardinals sit in last place and are getting ready for next year.
Colin Kaepernick’s first two weeks as the 49ers’ starting quarterback quashed any notion of a “controversy.” But after an overtime loss to the Rams on Sunday, plenty of questions about his viability as the starter emerged.
Alex Smith is supportive of Colin Kaepernick’s success, even if the second-year pro takes Smith’s starting job as 49ers quarterback.