One big reason for optimism about the 49ers this season: Their quarterback situation is settled. Alex Smith is the man, and the only competition is for the No. 2 spot, between veteran David Carr and second-year player Nate Davis.
Coaches like competition at other positions, but it seldom works well at quarterback, because the starter doesn’t get enough work. Read More
It isn’t just players who have trouble when a team changes quarterbacks. Jimmy Raye, the 49ers’ offensive coordinator, admitted at minicamp this week that it was chaos when Alex Smith replaced Shaun Hill last season. Read More
With a week to stew until the Super Bowl, I think it’s fair to say that what could be the last pass of Brett Favre’s career ought to rank among the stupidest throws of that career. An elementary mistake, one that coaches tell rookies time and time again to never, ever, ever make. Read More