Coach Mike Singletary says Alex Smith...

Coach Mike Singletary says Alex Smith will remain starting quarterback for San Francisco 49ers

There are 3 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Oct 11, 2010, titled Coach Mike Singletary says Alex Smith will remain starting quarterback for San Francisco 49ers. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

At least the 49ers headsets worked this time. Backup David Carr trotted onto the field expecting to hear his first play call of the season when he instead heard this message from offensive assistant Jason Michaels: "Hold up, dude." Head coach Mike Singletary delivered the same message -- in more expansive terms -- on Monday.

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Novato, CA

#1 Oct 12, 2010
The decision by Singletary is wrong -- Smith is not a good NFL quarterback at this time.

Since game one of 2010, Smith has not looked down field, not gone through progressions and not been patient in the pocket; instead he has panicked and checked down. The Seattle game is full of examples of Smith taking a half-second peek at the primary receiver and then checking down to the running back (in one instance it was 3rd and goal from the 8 and he checked down to the 7 for a one-yard game).

This article confirms that even Smith admits to this and, yet, Singletary is sticking with him.

We are now losing confidence in Singletary because he does not recognize the short-comings of key players. It is dramatically clear that we miss the insight of the Genius -- Bill Walsh (as consultant).

It is time for Carr.

Since: Jun 10

Marin County

#2 Oct 13, 2010
This season is a bust. Let them lose a few more and get someone like Andrew Luck in the draft, if he declares. A good pass rusher would help, too.
Bill Walsh

Novato, CA

#3 Oct 13, 2010
The 49ers need to move from a base 3-4 defense to a 2-5 formation, with the cornerbacks on both sides playing zone coverage and the safeties covering the wideouts. In addition, on a two-man defensive line, blitz options being limited, the defensive tackles should fall back into limited zone coverage if it looks like an audible from the opposing quaterback. On a triple-wide threat, or potential screen, the 49ers need to move to a 1-5 formation, with the corners moving up and the tackles again falling back to single coverage.

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