Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/29/12

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 6: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to make a pass play during their NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 6, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 20-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)
Just as he was playing possibly the of his eight-year career, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith saw it all unravel in the last three weeks after a concussion sidelined him on Nov. 11 and second-year pro Colin Kaepernick stepped in. Now healthy, Smith finally spoke up Thursday, a day after head coach Jim Harbaugh named Kaepernick the starter for Sunday's game in St. Louis and, it seems, beyond. "It sucks, I don't know what else to say" Smith offered at the team's headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. And with that Smith ended the polite silence that he kept for so long. This latest blow was a big one for Smith, who has been surrounded by controversy long before he even heard the name Kaepernick. He was the center of controversy in 2005, even before he was officially in the NFL. It began well before the draft and included such soon-to-be marquee names as Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, all of them would soon be involved in dramatic NFL controversies. In March ...
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