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Jim Tomsula will not bench Colin Kaepernick

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Despite everything that has happened in the past two weeks for the San Francisco 49ers, head coach Jim Tomsula has said he hasn't changed his mind on who he wants to be his starting quarterback. It's going to be Colin Kaepernick.

Last week after the 49ers loss to the Arizona Cardinals where Kaepernick threw four interceptions, Tomsula was asked if he would bench the quarterback, which he replied saying he had no thoughts of doing such a thing.

This week, he was asked the same question again after the NFC West side loss to the Green Bay Packers 17-3, and the answer pretty much remained the same.


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He said according to ESPN: "“Won’t even go into that discussion. It’s not on my mind.”

But when is the time to start thinking about change? The 49ers currently sit at the bottom of the NFC West standings and have almost scored half the amount of points that their divisional rivals have.

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It hasn't all been Kaepernick's fault, which is why Tomsula might be reluctant to change. The 49ers offensive line has been poor and that was shown in their match against the Packers as they allowed the rush to sack their quarterback a staggering six times yesterday.

Kaepernick was only able to throw for 160 yards, completing 13 of his 25 passes. And looking at their games between now and their bye in week 10 (New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons), it's difficult to see a situation where it does get better.

Most certainly, it will not get better with backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert under center. Adjustments need to be made to the offensive line at the 49ers for things to improve on the scoreboard and in the win column.

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