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Baalke backs up Alex Smith

When former 49ers G.M. Scot McCloughan left the team, quarterback Alex Smith lost his biggest ally. 

It’s hard to imagine Smith would have restructured his deal in San Francisco after last season if not for McCloughan’s belief in him.  With a new decision-maker in charge, it’s worth wondering if Smith’s position as quarterback of the present and future is in peril.

Speaking about the quarterback position, temporary decision making czar Trent Baalke told Bay Area reporters Friday, “Right now we’re very
comfortable
with where we’re at, and that’s where we’re going to leave
it.”

Baalke was the team’s director of
player personnel and stressed
he wasn’t going to dramatically change the team’s approach.

“Did Scot and I share
similar beliefs? The answer to that was, yes,” Baalke said. “Scot is a
very good evaluator of talent. A lot of the work we did on this [draft]
board, we did together.”

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15 Responses to “Baalke backs up Alex Smith”
  1. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 27, 2010 9:30 AM

    When you’re rolling up the dough
    Just make sure you roll it slow
    When you put the filling in
    Just make sure you wear a grin
    When you do something else
    Just be sure to spew a belse
    When you’re smiling while you bake
    bibby bobkas turn out swell.

  2. Bob Nelson says: Mar 27, 2010 9:36 AM

    Another example of God’s favor in the NFL.
    San Francisco chose Alex Smith.
    Many teams passed on Aaron Rodgers until he was chosen by the Green Bay Packers; one pick before the Redskins selected Campbell.
    God loves Green Bay.
    D.C. and San Francisco had better change their ways.

  3. Draconian says: Mar 27, 2010 9:43 AM

    Baalke is a clown. He’d better get the moving vans packed. It won’t be long before Paraag and Yorkie send him home.

  4. Roll Tide NJ says: Mar 27, 2010 9:45 AM

    Insert McNabb rumor here…

  5. litemater says: Mar 27, 2010 11:13 AM

    “Right now we’re very comfortable with where we’re at, and that’s where we’re going to leave it.”
    Key words “Right Now”

  6. bigbolt says: Mar 27, 2010 11:53 AM

    Baalke Bartokomis doesn’t know what he’s doing. I’m still waiting for the official announcement of Cousin Larry as assistant GM.

  7. Laffing Stock says: Mar 27, 2010 12:03 PM

    Did that quote come from Trent Baalke or Baalke Bartakamous? Unbelievable that the Niners had TWO idiots in their front office that believe in that guy.
    Is Cousin Larry on board with this too? Are they going to do the dance of joy after they select their two future bust first round picks this year?

  8. Merton Hanks says: Mar 27, 2010 12:56 PM

    @Bob Nelson – First of all, what?
    And secondly, if God’s great hand does in fact intercede in all matters National Football League, why do the San Francisco 49ers have more Lombardi Trophies than the Packers?

  9. OscarMooseFarmer says: Mar 27, 2010 12:58 PM

    Hey if San Francisco wasn’t the gay capitol of the world Bob Nelson would have been funny.
    But yeah, Rodgers was a real steal.

  10. Sasha D Robinson says: Mar 27, 2010 1:18 PM

    I can not believe you so called football experts are comparing the Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers pick like John Madden 2010. Aaron Rodgers went to a complete team with a steady foundation. Alex Smith went to a horrible team with no structure and no foundation. Personal kept coming and going and no support for him. Aaron had the support to build around him because of Brett Favre. If you have Aaron and Alex trade places, I think Aaron would be in the same situation as Alex is. This is not Madden. Quit thinking that you can plug a player in and the player would perform at the same level as he did where he is at now. It is not the same.

  11. McNabb fan says: Mar 27, 2010 1:32 PM

    ALEX SMITH IS HOLDING THIS TEAM BACK MORESO THAN JAMARCUS RUSSEL IS HOLDING HIS TEAM BACK.THE 49ERS ARE A GREAT TEAM WAITIN’ TO HAPPEN.FRANKGORE,VERNON DAVIS,MICHAEL CRABTREE,AN UNBELIVABLE DEFENSE WHICH IS IN THE TOP 5 OR 6 IN THE LEAGUE,AND THEN ALEX SMITH AT QUARTER BACK.IT IS UNACEPTABLE TO THROW FOR 120,130,140 OR 150 YARDS IN A GAME WIH THAT DEFENSE AND THOSE RECEIVERS.FRANK GORE ROUTINELY RUNS FOR 175 AND 200 YARDS A GAME.MIKE SINGLETARY IS GREAT FOR DEFENSE BUT AN ABSOLUTE FOOL FOR KEEPING SMITH AT QUARTERBACK.BUT HEY,IF THE CITY WANTS SMITH,AND THEY DO,THEN THEY DESERVE HIM AND THE RESULTS THEY GET WITH HIM.THE ONLY PROBLEM THAT I HAVE IS THAT THESE LOSER FANS ACT AS IF THEY ARE GOOD,AND THEY ARE SO DENSE THAT WHEN YOU CHECK THEM THEY IMMEDIATELY REGURGITATE THE TIRED”WE HAVE FIVE RINGS”CRAP AS IF THEY HAVE RINGS PERSONALLY.THE 49ERS SUCK UNTIL THEY DON’T.END OF STORY.

  12. j4m3z m0n3y says: Mar 27, 2010 2:45 PM

    God damn, I’m tired of everyone knockin’ Smith… He’s are QB… He’s staying our QB, “Right Now” and for the Future. If you actually watch NFL Network & go to NFL.com… Singletary believes in Smith as does Trent. Like Sing said… this will be the 1st time in Smith’s career… FIRST time he will be under the same Off. Coordinator, so let the man prove to the fans, the city, the state, and the country that he is and will be a great QB. He’s young, gifted, has his shoulder back, the throwing power, accuracy. He went 18 TDs 12 Ints last season more then half of those 12 Ints were the recievers fault for not being able to catch them, meaning they were tipped by the 9ers. Then 18 TDs, throughout his career he had 19 in 3 seasons… then 18 in one… I’d stay the man is doing a pretty damn good job right now. Also will be in 2010…2011… 2012… etc…
    facebook.com/j4m3zm0n3y

  13. this class sucks says: Mar 27, 2010 3:00 PM

    @Bob Nelson
    If God loved Green Bay so much why does it suck so bad? Do you mean he loves the Packers? Well not as much as the 49ers who have won 2 more SBs and only equally as much as DC who has won 3 just like GB. There is a good Bob Dylan song you should listen called: God on our side.

  14. whatev says: Mar 27, 2010 9:06 PM

    Wow, they named Baalke to be the backup quarterback as well, that’s amazing!

  15. RaiderhateR4Life says: Mar 27, 2010 9:07 PM

    McNabb Fan- there is a key on your keyboard that says CAPS LOCK, why don’t you go ahead and hit that key.

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