Posted by Will Brinson
Mike Singletary's 49ers -- winners of, gasp, two games in a row! -- will stick with what's worked this week against the Buccaneers, as a healthy Alex Smith will return to serve as Troy Smith's backup.
Singletary announced the news at his Monday press conference, via our 49ers Rapid Reporter Michael Erier.
"We’re going week to week," Singletary said.
So, yeah, he's not entirely confident in Troy, even though the former Ohio State product lit up the Rams en route to a potentially season-changing win for San Fran. And sure, he's undefeated this season and has more wins than Alex, but there's no reason to think keeping him as the starter is actually smart.
This does fall in line with Singletary's tactics, however -- steadfast denial of a situation and the belief that withholding job security might serve as motivation is his MO.
Troy should be fine come this Sunday, too, since picking up a "W" is probably going to fall more on the defense. After all, if Mike Goodson and the Panthers can run for 100 yards against Tampa, there's no reason to think Frank Gore can't pile up a monster game too.
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