49ers’ Jekyll and Hyde Act Proving Exactly What’s Wrong With Today’s NFL

December 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2010 incarnation of the San Francisco 49ers could be considered one of the most dysfunctional and under-performing squads in the proud history of the franchise.
The 49ers followed up a Week 14 thumping of the divisional rival Seattle Seahawks with a Thursday night Week 15 embarrassment at the hands of the San Diego Chargers. The drastic contrast between the two games—just four days apart—was a microcosm of the way the entire season has gone for the 49ers.
The 49ers started the year 0-5, getting trounced by the Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, but playing the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles much tighter than anyone expected. Following a win over the Oakland Raiders, and an injury to starting quarterback and offensive captain Alex Smith, the 49ers elevated third-string QB Troy Smith to the starting role, in a move that initially looked brilliant.
As Troy started more and more games, however, his play became less and less impressi...

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