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The 49ers failed to sign Peyton Manning and went back to quarterback Alex Smith who originally was hesitant to sign a three-year contract with the team. Smith’s feelings seemed to be hurt by San Francisco’s interest in Manning, but he seems to be over it. He’s sending out positive spin that only a sucker could believe.
Smith told the media on a conference call he was “not offended at all” by the Niners’ interest in Manning.
“In fact, I would have relished the opportunity to compete for the starting quarterback job with Peyton Manning,” Smith said.
Yeah, right. He was so excited to compete with Manning that he was negotiating with the Dolphins just in case. Smith also expressed a similar sentiment to Jim Harbaugh concerning their relationship.
“As good as they’ve always been and getting better,” Smith said of his relations with his coach. “The thing from day one when I first met coach Harbaugh is he’s always been up front and always been honest with me and has continued to do that th
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