As my favorite football saying goes…. If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have one.
Such is the situation for the San Francisco 49ers. Now, first off, let me just disclose the fact that I really couldn’t care less who Singletary names the starter. I’m not much of a Niners fan, but when you live in Northern California, you take what you can get in terms of winning teams. The 49ers sit at 3-3 after losing two in a row. They’re a game back of division leading Arizona. So, that creates an interesting situation for the team as they decide which direction to go. The sentiment coming from SF fans is simply, Alex Smith played better than Shaun Hill, so he should be the starter. You can’t argue that, but you can argue that he came into the game down 21-0 when the pressure was off. Houston’s defensive gameplan also goes out the window as they most likely spent their week preparing for Hill. One Houston defender even went on to say he didn’t even know who #11 was!
Now, simple logic states that you go with whoever gives you the best chance to win the football game. But, the 49ers travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts next week, so they probably don’t have a chance regardless of who’s dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodging lineman in the collapsed pocket all day. Therefore, here’s hoping the Niners go with Smith to finish out the season. They’re still paying him a ton of money, and they owe it one more shot to see if he can salvage his career and be the starting QB they picked him to be. No word on whether Coach Singletary plans to announce who the starter will be in today’s press conference yet, but it’ll be interesting to see how they handle it.
UPDATE: Mike Singletary did, in fact, name Alex Smith the starter for this Sunday.
October 26th, 2009 at 11:51 am
Well, it’s not like Hill was giving the team a whole lot of anything to build off, so they may as well go with Smith, AGAIN. I was pretty high on the Niners, but they seem to have hit a wall. It sucks how QB’s are destoying Bay Area football…
October 26th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
What controversy ? The Niners have actually got two quarterbacks on their roster that can play ? Who knew ? LOL,LOL,LOL !!!!
October 26th, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Haha, I don’t know if I’d say they can both “play” per se…. it’s more of a lesser of two evils decision at this point.
October 26th, 2009 at 8:19 pm
The lesser of two evils ? Is that akin to a night on the town where the choice is between Paris Hilton and Tara Reid ? If that’s the case then I’ll take a hooker instead …..please ! LOL,LOL,LOL !!!
October 26th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
If Smith ever had a chance to shine now would be it…he has three solid WR’s, a good run game, and a always terrible offensive line. We might see some real life from him now.
October 26th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
Smith showed something alright .,, he’s finally learned the playbook of the Niners, that’s all. Now comes the hard part for him , maintaining that sort of consistency. Any takers on that ?
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Drop the above after a local sports talk radio show that’d taken place in my neck of the woods- Central Florida. Let me know what you think as to the merits of the piece ? Click on the link to view .
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