Troy Smith Gets Sunday Start: Is He a San Francisco 49ers Treat?

October 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At 1-6, there has not been a dull moment for the San Francisco 49ers, as they now approach the halfway point of the season. By defying playoff expectations in such a jarring fashion, there will be no shortage of drama and flux.
For starters, a good number of 49er fans' enthusiasm over Coach Mike Singletary's permanent retention two years ago has waned. Despite chronic instability at quarterback and less than stellar consistency, the team had a legitimate chance to make the playoffs in 2009 and were picked to win the NFC West division this season.
Quarterback Alex Smith, although in abbreviated fashion, put together a respectable career season under the tutelage of another new offensive coordinator, the now-departed Jimmy Raye, after reassuming the helm of a 3-3 team in the wake of Singletary's benching of Shaun Hill. 2010 was supposed to be Alex Smith's breakout season to usher in an era of stability. But Smith would be the first to concede that the NFL is no fairytale world....

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