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Even as Alex Smith takes the first snap for the 49ers Monday night in Chicago, the debate over who should be the starting quarterback is far from over. In fact, that is not even the big question for a team that wants more than a mere starter. What the 49ers are seeking is the next franchise quarterback. Following a week where a concussion led to discussion, if not controversy, Smith is expected to start Monday night against Chicago while second-year backup Colin Kaepernick is poised to step in if needed. After Smith was concussed last week against the St. Louis Rams, Kaepernick entered the game with the 49ers trailing, 14-7. After a slow start, Kaepernick found his rhythm and connected on 11 of 17 passes for 117 yards and demonstrated his considerable running ability with another 66 yards and a touchdown. Although the 49ers managed only a 24-24 overtime tie, the predictable quarterback controversy chatter dominated Bay Area sports talk shows and other media while Smith'...
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According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is expected to start on Monday night against the Bears.
QB Alex Smith has been “limited practice” all week. Expect 49ers to list him as questionable. Expect him to start Monday night.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 17, 2012
Smith suffered a concussion during last week’s game against...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
Smith suffered a concussion last week against the St. Louis Rams.
He still hasn't been cleared to play by doctors, and the 49ers (6-2-1) might not get a final verdict on his status until hours before Monday's NFC showdown...
Contrary to earlier reports, the San Francisco 49ers have ruled starting quarterback Alex Smith out for tonight’s Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears. Smith suffered a concussion in last week’s overtime draw with the St. Louis Rams, and will sit this one out tonight. Collin Kaepernick will get the start in his place.
Smith did not get clearance to return just...
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith is expected to return to the starting line up this Monday against the Bears.
The team has been cautious regarding Smith’s recent concussion that he suffered last weekend when on a 4th-and-1 quarterback sneak. Smith was reportedly dealing with ”blurred vision” during the game.
Smith has been shown...
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that his sources have informed him that 49ers QB Alex Smith will not play in Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears after he was unable to get clearance from neurologist following the concussion that he suffered last week.
That means Colin Kaepernick, the second-year quarterback out of Nevada, will get the first start of his career....
Late entry for tonight’s MNF matchup between the Chicago Bears (7-2) and the San Francisco 49ers (6-3-1).
Marred as the ‘Backup Bowl’, the headlines for tonight’s game are focused on concussed QB’s, rather than a defensive battle of epic proportions.
Early this morning, Alex Smith was ruled out of action, due to the concussion he suffered last week against St. Louis...
The 49ers missed out on a chance to take a commanding 7-2 record to the top of the NFC West after tying divisional rival St. Louis Rams in week 10. To make matters worse, they may have to try to get their seventh win in week 11 without starting quarterback Alex Smith (concussion). To make matters downright disastrous, they have to do it against an elite Chicago Bears defense.
It’s the marquee Monday Night matchup of the season thus far: the 7-2 Chicago Bears, led by quarterback Jay Cutler, travelling to San Francisco to take on the 6-2-1 host 49ers, led by quarterback Alex Smith.
What a game! The Bears, the leaders in the NFC North, feature a take-no-prisoners defense that leads the league in takeaways. Their offense is inconsistent, but the...
So a guest at the hotel I work at just called down to the front desk complaining of noise in the room above him. Since it’s 1:30 in the morning, I walked up there and checked it out. Sure enough, TV blaring, a bunch of people in the room, and when I knocked on the door somebody yelled out “Oh [expletive]” and everyone started scurrying about (also, who knew expletive had three...