The neverending circus that is the 49ers’ quarterback situation has cropped up again in St. Louis.
After throwing an interception to Oshiomogho Atogwe, Troy Smith came back to the bench and got into a screaming match with head coach Mike Singletary. We don’t know what was said, obviously, but we do hope it had something to do with the fact that Atogwe is going to become Singletary’s son-in-law on May 21st. If you’re Singletary, you don’t really want that hanging over your head along with the bill for the nuptials. At one point, Ted Ginn Jr. got between the men and seemed to be trying to give the quarterback some space.
Television cameras cut away from the argument to show Alex Smith warming up, which seemed to be an indication that the impulsive Singletary was ready to make his 1,349th quarterback change of the season. Troy Smith remains in the game for now, although anyone who would be surprised by a change simply hasn’t been paying attention to the Niners this season.
The Rams drove for a field goal after Atogwe’s pick and lead the game 15-14 with nine minutes to play in the third quarter.