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Mike Singletary confirms the obvious; Troy Smith is the guy

Mike Singletary started his press conference with a little joke after being asked who his starting quarterback would be this week.

“As of right now, Smith will be the starter,” Singletary said to much laughter.  (Jim Rome is right; a media room is an easy target for laughs.)

After waiting a beat like any professional comedian, Singletary confirmed that Troy Smith would continue to get the call behind center for the 49ers.  The news was totally expected, but made more interesting because Singletary said Alex Smith should be cleared to play this week.

Troy Smith occasionally threw some wild passes after scrambles, but there is no arguing with his results.  Smith led the 49ers on a stirring late comeback and finished with 356 yards on only 28 pass attempts.

Troy Smith did everything the 49ers hoped, wished and imagined Alex Smith could do at quarterback for more than five years now,” Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News wrote.  “And Alex Smith never quite pulled it off, not once, definitely not like this.  Not even for one game, not even by accident.”

There were so many moments the 49ers could have lost Sunday, and their defense deserves a huge amount of credit for their performance.  But we have to agree with Kawakami that these were the types of games the 49ers found a way to lose with Alex Smith at the helm.

We have no clue if Troy Smith is the answer in San Francisco, but Singletary knows he has to find out.

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11 Responses to “Mike Singletary confirms the obvious; Troy Smith is the guy”
  1. pigpenrapeswomen says: Nov 15, 2010 3:32 PM

    I think it’s a good idea not to go coronating Troy Smith as the King of the 49ers too quickly. It’s only been 2 games. Still, this is very promising and he will have a big test this weekend versus the Bucs.

  2. jhorton83 says: Nov 15, 2010 3:36 PM

    It’s good to see someone who accomplished so much in college but was passed over for ridiculous reasons prove everyone wrong. Troy Smith is clearly capable of being a starter in the NFL.

  3. JSpicoli says: Nov 15, 2010 4:05 PM

    The Buccs are very NFLmediocre, but they are way better than the Rams.

  4. ninerdynasty says: Nov 15, 2010 4:18 PM

    wished and imagined Alex Smith could do at quarterback for more than five years now,” Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News wrote. “And Alex Smith never quite pulled it off, not once, definitely not like this. Not even for one game, not even by accident.”

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    Amen to that!! I wanted Smith out 4 years ago… but there still a bunch of dumb ppl still rooting for him mostly because “he’s a nice guy” BS! thank you panthers for Effing this guy up to clear the way to Troy because we all know that dummy sing would’ve stuck next to that worthless piece of S for the season if he he not gotten hurt.

  5. kevo126 says: Nov 15, 2010 4:48 PM

    troy smith is the best qb in the nfl…according to troy smith.

  6. parasonic says: Nov 15, 2010 4:58 PM

    troy smith would be running the Ravens right now if he didn’t get sick in training camp and allowed Flacco to get 1st team snaps. But now the 49ers are saved from the busto that is alex smith.

  7. randolph32 says: Nov 15, 2010 5:16 PM

    Singletary is a tool….look into that Mike!

  8. tatum064 says: Nov 15, 2010 5:46 PM

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    kevo126 says: Nov 15, 2010 4:48 PM

    “troy smith is the best qb in the nfl…according to troy smith.”

    tim tebow is the best qb in the nfl….according to tim
    tebow.

    see how easy it is? Why else would he be writing a memoir already?

  9. ravensrule says: Nov 15, 2010 7:15 PM

    49er fans, I have been watching Smith since he got into the league…..enjoy this week, but b/c bad days are on the horizon. Sorry to rain on the parade

  10. ninerdynasty says: Nov 15, 2010 9:07 PM

    @ravensrule – how would you know? he only started 2 games for the ravens…. and pre-season doesnt count, even top tier QBs play bad in pre-season… Are you a bit sour that you guys let him go and now you’re realizing he’s actually a good QB? don’t hate… be happy for the guy that he is finally getting his chance that missed in baltimore.

  11. heckraiser says: Nov 16, 2010 6:00 AM

    @ravensrule —I was once a Ravens fan because of Troy Smith and I am now a 49er’s fan because of Troy Smith. You guys talked down on him as being too short, not enough arm and accuracy and for 3 years I sat back listened to you guys knowing it was not so. Now he is going to get the chance he won in pre-season in 2008, the chance he deserved to get from you guys, before his sickness took it away. He has now captured the locker room in San Fransisco, just as he did in 2008 in Baltimore. Go Troy Go. I hope he beats your daire’ airs in the Super Bowl this year, I pray for this, because while it maybe far-fetched, it can still happen. And if it happens I hope he makes all of you eat your words. Go 49er’s!

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