Originally written on Sidelion Report  |  Last updated 6/21/14
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If you haven’t been following the rest of the league this year, you might not know that the San Francisco 49ers are 4-1.  Like the Lions, the 9ers have struggled in recent years and their last playoff appearance was in 2002.  Adding insult to injury, the 49ers play in the NFC West and the division has been dismal for the last couple of years.  The 49ers are off to a hot start and QB Alex Smith is a big reason why.When you think or hear of Alex Smith, the words “bust” or “waste” probably pop up in your head.  Smith was the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft but he hasn’t lived up to his hype or potential.  In his rookie year, Smith threw one touchdowns compared to eleven interceptions.  In his time at San Francisco, the 49ers haven’t once finished with a winning record.  He’s been in the middle of many QB competitions, lost his starting spot many times, and for awhile it looked like his career was over. … [visit site to read more]Lions Won’t Be Facing the Old Alex Smith - SideL
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