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Former San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith had the reaction you would expect after being demoted.
It sucks, Smith said, according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News. I feel the only thing I did to lose my job was get a concussion.
Smith had not played since suffering a concussion in a tie against the St. Louis Rams three weeks ago. Calin Kaepernick led the Niners to a victory over the Chicago Bears when Smith was sidelined and then started in last Sundays win at New Orleans after Smith had been medically cleared to return. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh announced Wednesday he was going to Kaepernick this week at St. Louis because he is going to play the hot hand.
"It's such a great team, great locker room and something special is going on here, Smith said. It's tough pill to swallow. Source: National Football Post Attached Thumbnails
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November 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) watches from the sidelines during first quarter of their game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) started the game instead of Smith. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE11/25/2012 3:37:18 PM
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