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Sounds like Alex Smith will stay in San Francisco

Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:25 am
SmithPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Though 49ers QB Alex Smith made his first meeting with the media this offseason an off-the-record session (meaning that he asked reporters, including Comcast Sports Net’s Mindi Bach not to quote him directly), he also made it pretty clear that he expects to return to San Francisco in 2011.

Though he looked pretty much good as gone at the end of last season – it was certainly a mutual feeling between him and his team – and despite the fact San Francisco proclaimed its next QB of the future by drafting Colin Kaepernick in the second round of last month’s NFL draft, Smith said he and new coach Jim Harbaugh are getting along well.

The fact Harbaugh is an offensive-minded head coach – as opposed to the 49ers last two hires, Mike Singletary and Mike Nolan – also plays well in Smith’s mind.

There are also other reasons why Smith’s mindset has changed. Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, gave birth to their first child last week, meaning he’d like to stay put for now, and with the lockout freezing free agency, he hasn’t had a chance to look elsewhere for a new organization anyway.

The 49ers also appear to want him back, which could be why Harbaugh already has presented him with the team’s 2011 playbook, featuring Harbaugh’s West Coast offense terminology.

And now considering the lockout could extend into training camp, which would profoundly effect incoming college players, it makes sense to have a more experienced QB who’s taken plenty of NFL snaps as the team’s starter, rather than a rookie who has shined the past few years in the WAC.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:45 am
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Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: May 18, 2011 7:47 pm

Sounds like Alex Smith will stay in San Francisco

guess there is no need for tickets  to watch niners lose again. i agree with most that i would rather have the other...  troy and they will have improved playcalling. I does work out for alex smith as well because i doubt he would be able to start with any other team...maybe dolphins and cards

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 6:35 pm

Sounds like Alex Smith will stay in San Francisco

I'll chalk this one up to the lockout as much as anything, realize Kapernick's sitting in the wings, and brace for another year of Smith.

And the 49ers took two o-linemen just one draft ago; the line is not really that bad anymore.  Last year's offense died on account of abysmally predictable playcalling and inconsistent QB play, not the line.  At least the former should be fixed this year...shame about the latter, but again, not much more you can do with this lockout.

Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 4:20 pm

Sounds like Alex Smith will stay in San Francisco

I'd rather it was the other Smith who was back - Troy Smith

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:39 pm

Sounds like Alex Smith will stay in San Francisco

Dude, I wouldn't expect anything less from a Steelers fan. They are the dirtiest team in the NFL and have been for some time, not Baltimore, you guys, you're team....hope you're proud of that!

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 12:02 pm

Sounds like Alex Smith will stay in San Francisco

Whew! what a relief for the oppostition fans in the division.  Best off season news they could receive

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:51 am

Sounds like Alex Smith will stay in San Francisco

Doesn't matter who is the QB as long as there O-line is weak there gonna struggle. 

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