Alex Smith Shows Improved Poise And Command for San Francisco 49ers

August 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As preseason football games go, Sunday's San Francisco 49ers tilt with the Minnesota Vikings was an interesting one.  Brett Favre made his return to the Vikings and started.  I'm sure Minnesota head coach Brad Childress held his breath when 49er linebacker Patrick Willis leveled Favre, sacking him for a 10-yard loss. Favre was in for only four plays, before being replaced by Tarvaris Jackson.
For the 49ers, Alex Smith made positive strides and showed significant improvement over his first outing against the Indianapolis Colts. Smith had very good pocket presence and did a good job moving around when he needed to buy time. 
After forcing a punt, the 49ers took over on their own 30 yard line. The Niners marched the length of the field in a 12 play drive, with Smith converting three third downs with passes.  Rookie running back Anthony Dixon scored for the 49ers on a four-yard touchdown run.
Smith was decisive and threw th...

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