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Alex Smith and 49ers Offense: Showing Signs of Life

March 31, 2010   ·   Joseph Burkey   ·   Jump to comments

In the words of Alfred Pennyworth , "Why do we fall, sir? So that we might better learn to pick ourselves up."
It seems a perfect metaphor for Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers. The once-proud franchise saw steady decline until hitting rock bottom with a two—and—fourteen record in 2004. The two victories came in overtime against the lowly Cardinals.  Good enough for dead freak'n last in the whole league.
The silver lining of that terrible year (aside from weeding out fair-weather fans) was the No. 1 overall draft pick; SF took Alex Smith.
Smith then began a bumpy path through the NFL school of hard knocks, being taken in and out of the lineup by then-head coach Mike Nolan Smith played in nine games in his rookie season, recording just one touchdown pass while throwing 11 interceptions.
Smith went into the 2006 season with Norv Turner as the second in a series of new offensive coordinators (OCs) and an improved set of offensive weapons ar...

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