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Niners turn back to Troy Smith

Posted on: December 22, 2010 3:08 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2010 3:15 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
T.Smith (US Presswire)
49ers head coach Mike Singletary has been keeping mum about who will start at quarterback this Sunday at St. Louis. According to Jason La Canfora of, it will be Troy Smith.

The mobile veteran backup went 3-2 as a starter in a stretch from Halloween through December 5. However, the Niners eventually realized that Smith could not work through his progressions unless he was operating out of play-action or bootlegs (where the reads are more easily defined).

Frustrated with not being able to use the entire playbook, San Francisco turned back to Alex Smith. It didn’t take long for Singletary to realize that Smith could use the whole playbook, but he wasn’t very good no matter which page he was on.
This is the 181st time this season that the Niners have made a change at quarterback. Normally, we’d stop reporting it by now (just like we stopped reporting Cardinals and Panthers quarterbacking news a few weeks ago). Problem is, these 5-9 Niners are in the thick of the NFC West’s playoff race.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

I just preferred Aaron Rodgers Jersey learning such. You assume I will start off which the start looking as a for your different kinds of posts!

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:19 am
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Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 1:43 pm

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

They may as well go with Troy he plays better than Alex,I like Mike burt his job is done in san fran.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:26 am

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

What a mess. Pick someone and stick with them! I loved watching Mike play for the Bears (even though Marshall and Wilson were superior players), but he's in over his head. Taking off his pants to motivate players, switching quarterbacks every five minutes, utterly insane press conference rants, bizarre quotes by the's just embarrassing.

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2010 10:59 am

What the....

How does Singeltary keep his job after this circus?

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 9:13 am

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

The common theme here is the playbook!  Maybe it is time to get a new one that comes along with new coaches???

Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2010 10:59 pm

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

thought alex smith was so great. niners fans. huh now so great now. i could of told you that when you drafted the bum.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2010 7:39 pm

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

Every team in this division should be ashamed of themselves. It's a total embarassment. You can't write any decent articles about teams that only have wins against each other (or mostly at least).

There's a sure fire way to get the critics off your back: STOP SUCKING.

Easier said than done, but in the mean time, let the blasts continue. I'm a 4pers fan, and I'm pissed at the choices this team has made. It's all too clear our HEAD COACH is a DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR.

As for the quarterback decision, I think we all know they flipped a coin.... 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2010 6:12 pm

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

I disagree with alot of comments here. The 49ers do have a clear sense of direction. Unfortunately, Coach Singletary is leading the team like it's a college team. It's evident that alot of players have grown weary of the "Rah rah" mentality instilled upon them by Coach Mike. NFL players are men and they want to be treated like men. Only college coaches can yell at their players and get away with it. I don't fault Coach for not making his starting QB known earlier. It's obvious who he was going to go with. For anyone who has paid any attention would know that if one Smith struggles the other one will start next week. But I must say that I'm really surprised that no one has said anything about starting Nate Davis. Earlier in the season many people had said "start Nate Davis and go to the Super Bowl or start anyone else and go home!". The problem is not who is starting at QB for the's who is the offensive coordinator. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees would struggle with Mike Johnson or Jimmy Raye as their OC. Oh...and the 49ers need to get rid of DC Greg Manusky. I have seen better play calling from my nephew when we play Madden on the PS3.
I don't like the fact that the media is talking badly about the NFC West. I hear all the time how sports analysts and writers crave drama and excitement. There is no clear favorite for the NFC West division so they should be happy right? Nope! Far from it. These same analysts and writers are complaining that the NFC West is so bad that it is not worth covering except that the division is still up for grabs so they "have to" cover the teams in the division. Well, boo hoo to them. They get paid to do a job and they should do it. I thought sports writers and analysts were suppose to be objective. How can they be objective when they are writing about my team (the 49ers) and saying that "yeah, your team is crappy, but I have to cover them because they are still in the race. I wish I didn't have to cover them but it's my job. Oh and your team sucks...just in case you didn't know. Did I tell you that your team is terrible?"  Yes, I know my team is terrible, but it's alot worse when I read that everyone sports writer and analysts in America is saying how the NFC West is so terrible that they should not be in the playoffs. Lol! I say that people who say that are idiots! Did they know that a 8-8 Chargers team that barely won its division beat the heavily favored Colts in the playoffs a few years ago? Guys, anything can happen in the playoffs. Which is why the powers that be are so afraid of struggling teams. They are so unpredictable. They might actually get into the Super Bowl and win it...and the powers that be can't have that. How will they spin the story of a struggling team's journey to the Super Bowl? I have an idea.
"The 49ers' musical chair approach in selecting each week's starting QB brought shame and ridicule to the league as the team struggled with consistency throughout the season. They barely lose against the top teams in the league while getting blown out by lesser teams. They seem to play great one week and very poorly the next. While most sports analysts and writers hated covering the awful NFC West and even signed a petition banning an NFC West team from competing in the playoffs the 49ers and the NFC West defied odds and expectations by winning Super Bowl 45 by routing the heavily favored (insert name of your favorite AFC team here)."

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2010 5:49 pm

Niners turn back to Troy Smith

This just keeps on getting better and better...What a horrible mess.

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