Alex Smith

Bill Kostroun/APJim Harbaugh knows how to win football. Sunday's game against the New York Jets was a textbook example of how he plays.

49ers win against New York Jets was textbook Harbaugh strategy

The 49ers didn’t need to paint the Mona Lisa to beat the…

Bill Kostroun/APJim Harbaugh knows how to win football. Sunday's game against the New York Jets was a textbook example of how he plays.
Getty Images File Photo49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman

49ers 'Takeaway Thursdays' an emphasis on forcing turnovers

The 49ers have only played one game and already there’s a controversy…

Getty Images File Photo49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman
Getty Images File PhotoOn solid footing: Dating back to the playoffs last season

Once a liability, Smith as solid as they come at QB

If there were any lingering doubts after last season about 49ers quarterback…

Getty Images File PhotoOn solid footing: Dating back to the playoffs last season
DARREN HAUCK/REUTERSSan Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown breaks up the pass to Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones in the first half.

Niners make strong opening statement

It was a strong statement from a team on a quest to…

DARREN HAUCK/REUTERSSan Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown breaks up the pass to Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones in the first half.
U.S. Presswire File PhotoFind the beat: Niners coach Jim Harbaugh says Alex Smith will see time under center tonight

Harbaugh stresses rhythm going into exhibition finale

Four days removed from the Mile High torching they received via the…

U.S. Presswire File PhotoFind the beat: Niners coach Jim Harbaugh says Alex Smith will see time under center tonight
Chris Humphreys/US PRESSWIRESan Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon.

NFL preseason not the time to panic

At times, the NFL preseason should be called the overreaction season. The…

Chris Humphreys/US PRESSWIRESan Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon.
Justin Edmonds/Getty ImagesFootball: David Akers came through for the Niners kicking five successful field goals

Niners get a leg up on Broncos

Peyton Manning got the jump on the 49ers. The 49ers overtook him…

Justin Edmonds/Getty ImagesFootball: David Akers came through for the Niners kicking five successful field goals
NFL via Getty ImagesColin Kaepernick

Kaepernick hopes to show he can be a starter

Although Alex Smith has established himself as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, Friday’s…

NFL via Getty ImagesColin Kaepernick
AP file photoThe playoff game against the Saints is Alex Smith's opportunity to cast himself as the Niners quarterback who can be counted on to play winning football when the team needs him most.

Alex Smith’s comeback story still has another chapter

Honestly, the comeback of Alex Smith stands incomplete. After seasons of ridicule…

AP file photoThe playoff game against the Saints is Alex Smith's opportunity to cast himself as the Niners quarterback who can be counted on to play winning football when the team needs him most.

Niners’ season on life support

In my book, the air has been choked out of the 49ers’…

Smith won’t win anyone back today

I guess somebody had to play quarterback for the 49ers. It may…

Spander: Smith gets another chance

Unfinished business. That was Alex Smith’s explanation for returning to the 49ers…