NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the San Francisco 49ers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 4) - Kaepernick was bound to be human.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 2) - The quarterback saga will make their stretch run interesting.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 5)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 6) - Very curious to see if the QB situation becomes a problem for this team down the stretch.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 5) - Colin Kaepernick looked like a championship quarterback when he first filled in for Alex Smith. Now he's looking like an uncertain second-year quarterback going through the usual NFL growing pains. Jim Harbaugh gives him another week as the starter, though, hoping Kaepernick has better luck against the Dolphins at home.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 5) - The 49ers are 0-1-1 against the lowly Rams and 8-2 against everyone else.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 5) - Jim Harbaugh just announced he'll start the next game at quarterback.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 5) - Anytime Frank Gore is contained, this offense struggles.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 6) - The Kaepernick experiment continues and as I said last week there is risk involved. Flashing great skills is one thing, winning tough games is another story.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 5) - A bold move by Harbaugh to stick with Kaepernick at QB backfired against the Rams.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 5) - What is it with the St. Louis Rams? The 49ers are 0-1-1 against that mediocre franchise and 8-2 versus the rest of the league.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 6) - Alex Smith is advised to keep his arm loose.