Found January 19, 2012 on
SANTA CLARA Hopped up by the energy and euphoria of his game-winning touchdown pass Saturday, Alex Smith couldn't resist tossing a dig or two toward the New Orleans Saints defenders who had been chirping at him throughout the game.
Jeff Chiu Associated Press
Alex Smith admits to some trash talking Sunday during the 49ers' victory over New Orleans, but Wednesday he was back to his well-behaved ways: "I really feel like winning games as a quarterback this time of year speaks for itself."
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Transcript of the 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's Wednesday press conference.
49ers quarterback Alex Smith was drafted No. 1 from Utah in 2005, one year after the Giants took Eli Manning with the top pick out of Ole Miss.
The Giants' Eli Manning has been forced to escape the shadow of superstar big brother, Peyton. San Francisco's Alex Smith? He only has a pair of Hall of Famers in Joe Montana and Steve Young hanging over him in 49ers lore.
We’ve reached the AFC and NFC Championship round, which leaves four starting quarterbacks left playing. Each guy is distinctly different, and each guy has a plethora of YouTube Tribute Videos.
So today my friends, we are going to be picking one of the many Tribute videos (preferably the most recent) for each quarterback and voting on whose is the best. For those of you in disbelief...
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From Jon Wagner……
With the possibility of heavy rains forecast for Sunday’s NFC championship game in San Francisco, the prevailing assumption is that the run-first San Francisco 49ers would have a distinct advantage over the pass-first New York Giants.
However, looking deeper, that might not necessarily be the case.
As of late Friday morning, it seems that mother nature might...