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Alex Smith, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has heard things said about him that would make a grandmother shudder. From the moment he was drafted out of Utah, people screamed that he was a system quarterback, and that his success was largely in part to Utah head coach Urban Meyer's spread offense. Even though some decried him as a traditional drop back quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers made Smith the number one pick of the 2005 NFL Draft.It was a draft that will be remembered as the one Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback from Cal, slipped from being a possible number one pick to 24th overall. As Aaron Rodgers was groomed behind legend Brett Favre in Green Bay, Smith was thrust into the role of the 49ers starting quarterback by week five. He would finish the year throwing 11 interceptions with only one touchdown.In 2006, the 49ers hired Norv Turner to be the offensive coordinator, and Smith was named the starter before the season. The 49ers also drafted a stud tight e...
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Aldon Smith just seems to be a magnet for trouble, even when he's not looking for it. After a rookie season that saw Smith rack up 45 tackles, 16 sacks and a second-place finish in the Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, the 49ers fierce pass rusher has found himself in one interesting situation after another. On Friday night, Smith was involved in a serious car crash that saw...
Alex Smith put on a show Sunday night in the 49ers 27-19 win over the Lions. Smith went 20-31 for 226 yards and two touchdowns.
Because of his performance he was given the chance to speak with NBC’s Michelle Tafoya. Smith was joined by teammate Michael Crabtree, which isn’t so out of the ordinary. But what was out of the ordinary was that a man in a hoodie also decided that...
Name the 49ers quarterback who has thrown the most consecutive passes without an interception. Joe Montana? Wrong. Steve Young? Also wrong. The record-holder is none other than the current, much-maligned San Francisco quarterback. Alex Smith marked his 185th regular-season attempt without a pick Sunday, setting the new record. Young held the record for the 49ers going into Sunday...
The Lions came into Candlestick and left with a L. The 49ers beat the Lions 27-19 and Alex Smith showed again that he is more than just a game manager.
Alex Smith finished the day 20-31 for 226 and 2 touchdowns and outplayed Matthew Stafford, who the 49ers made look like a backup. Stafford came into the game throwing over 350 yards for five consecutive games. Today he left with 230...
Last week, the 49ers were able to hold off the Green Bay Packers, securing a win that could very possibly turn into a tie-breaker at the end of the season. With a win against the Lions at home, the 49ers could establish themselves as the team to beat in the NFC.
This game is intriguing for a number of different reasons. The Lions have a very explosive defense, but their...
Which way does the thumb turn for the 49ers after their 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night, including Alex Smith driving with blood dripping in crunch time, turning over a chance at NFL history, losing the battle of cheap shots, Vernon Davis’ post-TD jump shots, Dashon Goldson’s sticky mitts in center field, WRs Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham and much...
SAN FRANCISCO (27) d DETROIT (19)
The Headline: Niners put the rest of the NFL on notice
Whoever said this was now a total passing league did not count on the 49ers coming back and playing some good old fashioned smash mouth football and looking incredibly good doing it. While the final score will only reflect an eight point margin anyone who watched the game will know...
A week after taking down the Packers, the San Francisco 49ers welcome the Detroit Lions to the Bay Area.
The Lions also won their opener, over St. Louis, but it was a struggle for Matt Stafford and the Lions. Stafford threw three interceptions last week compared to zero by Alex Smith, though it is, of course, foolish to form judgements after one week of football.
This game is a...
There were no handshake incidents this time around only a San Francisco defense standing tall in a 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday night.
The Lions’ vaunted pass offense was silenced by the San Francisco secondary as they held Calvin Johnson to eight catches for 94 yards and no touchdowns. And instead of relying on his number one target quarterback Matthew Stafford...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers stymied 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, then record-setting Matthew Stafford in Week 2.
This stingy, opportunistic defense is again making its mark as one of the league's best facing the top offenses and most prolific passers -- and that you can shake on.
The Niners denied Stafford another milestone, Vernon Davis caught touchdown...
With a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions had a hard time putting the ball in the end zone against San Francisco's tough defense.
The 27-19 loss to the 49ers on Sunday night raised more questions about whether Detroit belongs among the NFL's elite. Last season, the Lions won 10 games, but none of their victories was against...