No, what is immediately obvious is that Kaepernack was Harbaugh's guy and Smith wasn't. Smith played not to make mistakes because he knew his job was in jeopardy, whereas Kaepernack knows his coach has his back, so he can take more risks.
San Fran has two solid QBs who can run their offense well. That's the takeaway here.
Are you saying it wasn't immediately apparent to you that Kaepernick could do things that Smith would never be able to do?
Like you never thought to yourself:
- "I don't think Alex Smith could have made that throw", or
- "Smith wouldn't have been able to buy that extra time in the pocket like Kaepernick just did", or
- "Oh wow, Kaepernick has legitimate wheels."