The 49ers lost the game in Houston but they found the quarterback they need to fuel a playoff run.
Alex Smith came on in the second half on Sunday to throw three touchdown passes and nearly bring the 49ers back from a 21-0 deficit. Smith’s superior athletic ability, both passing and running, gives the 49ers a much better chance than Shaun Hill can with his limited physical skills. Read More
What a great weekend to forget about the 49ers. The bye gives Niners fans seven more days to rekindle the optimism generated by the three months leading up to last Sunday.
For all the praise Mike Singletary has received — and I have doled out my fair share — he deserves a few lumps for the debacle that was the game against the Falcons. Simply put, after that 45-10 beating, it’s fair to question any progress the 49ers appeared to have made. Read More
Now do you understand why Mike Singletary made the running game the key to the 49ers’ offense?
When Frank Gore was stopped cold by Arizona’s run blitzing in the opener, Singletary was criticized by media and fans, which echoed fan sentiment in my e-mail, even though the 49ers won a road game against a team that had been in the Super Bowl in February. Read More
I simply can’t imagine what Mike Singletary can do for an encore this afternoon against the Seahawks.
The guy who doesn’t want to be the Niners’ story this year made as good a coaching move as there was last Sunday with 1:32 left in the third quarter and his defense reeling. Burning a timeout to bring the team together for a sideline refresher course is nowhere to be found in the handbook NFL coaches play out of. Read More