Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/31/12
Alex Smith has played 7 1/2 years with the San Francisco 49ers, yet it's hard to say who he really is as a quarterback. For every statement that can be made about Smith, an equally good counterargument can be offered. Some say the 49ers are not built for making comebacks. In their two losses this year against the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, the 49ers got down early, and there was no hint that Smith and the passing offense could overcome the deficit. However, in last year's regular season, Smith brought the team back four times in the fourth quarter, tying a team record held by Hall of Famer Joe Montana. He did it again with his signature performance against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional playoffs. Some say that Smith is a game manager who doesn't air it out. Smith has topped 300 yards passing in a game only three times in his career. However, this year, he has made the big play and is averaging 7.9 yards per pass attempt, which ranks fifth in the lea...
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