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It’s official: Kaepernick will start on Sunday

By TED SILLANPAA The 49ers announced Wednesday morning that Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback in Sunday’s game in St. Louis against the Rams. Since there’s nothing, really, for head coach Jim Harbaugh to explain … no mind-bending explanation about how starter Alex Smith won’t be starting has yet been given. Really, though, it would be great to hear Harbaugh follow up Monday’s media conference explanation where he called Smith the “starter,” adding that Kaepernick’s not the “backup” because he,… Read More »

Knee-jerk reactions: Griffin III to Hall of Fame … Luck flops … Peyton Manning’s back … Vilma beats Goodell

By TED SILLANPAA So, what were we told we learned from the first Sunday of the NFL season? Robert Griffin III is headed for the Hall of Fame. The Washington Redskins’ rookie quarterback played like a 10-year-veteran! He can run and he can throw! Give him the ball and just look at him go! He was electrifying against the New Orleans Saints, was he not? Andrew Luck is in for a long, bruised-up season playing for the hapless Indianapolis Colts.… Read More »