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Alex Smith says nothing surprises him anymore

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Many are surprised that Alex Smith, the first overall pick in the 2005 draft, has spent his entire career with the 49ers.  Smith isn’t surprised by the fact that it could all be ending because of the unexpected availability of Peyton Manning.

“This is the NFL.  I guess nothing surprises me anymore,” Smith told Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  “I never thought a year ago Manning would be a free agent either,” Smith said.  “I’m never surprised by anything.”

Smith made his remarks as he arrived in Miami, where the Dolphins are left to consider the potential scraps from the Peyton chase — and where Smith’s scramble for a possible new team has begun.

Some view the courtship of Smith and Matt Flynn as an either/or proposition.  It could be that the Dolphins ultimately sign both.  With Flynn unproven and no one else banging on Smith’s door, he may decide that his best chance at playing again comes if he takes the No. 2 spot behind Flynn.

It would be a surprise if that happens.  But as Smith said himself, nothing should surprise him — or anyone else — anymore.

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  1. dolphins4 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:39 AM

    It all depends on where Brett I mean Peyton signs.

  2. ialdrich1214 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:39 AM

    Me either

  3. go49ers says: Mar 18, 2012 11:39 AM

    Smith should’ve taken the starting job for the 49ers then! Offer was on the table. The ball was in his court!

  4. indyseriesnick says: Mar 18, 2012 11:40 AM

    why would it?

  5. golonger says: Mar 18, 2012 11:40 AM

    I hope this Manning situation finally proves to everyone what I have said for years…Manning is the most selfish, arrogant, individualistic athlete there is and he certainly is NO role model for anyone…if you think otherwise you are either naive or clueless or both!

  6. steelernationsparksjealousy says: Mar 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    Wah! Wah!

  7. indyseriesnick says: Mar 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    why would it????

  8. zackattack006 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    That would cool for Miami. If Smith signs with Miami, that would be a slap on the face for Cinderella Harbaugh.

  9. nflgreedleague says: Mar 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    This just makes the most sense for all parties.

    Flynn to Miami
    Smith to Seattle
    Manning to Tenn
    Tannehill to Cleveland (1st)
    Weeden to Denver (2nd)
    SF, oh well go for the gusto!

  10. tebowmagic says: Mar 18, 2012 11:42 AM

    Your lucky the 49ers for some reason have kept you around for this long since you’ve shown little to nothing up until this year. It sucks but if the 49ers went to the NFC Champ with you you know how far they’ll go with Payton?

  11. bettis3636 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    This isnt a Trent Dilfer type of player… this guy was 2 bad special teams plays away from a Super Bowl appearance… Now this…. UNREAL!!

  12. yournuts says: Mar 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Smith signed in Miami and Manning signed with the Titans, rather than the 49ers? Maybe Matt Flynn would have to become the QB in SF.

  13. beeronthefridge says: Mar 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    potential scraps from the Peyton chase?

    The only scrap will be pm when he is carried off the field after the final shot of his career!

  14. aces79 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    BEAT IT SMITH YOU SUCK

  15. lrt79 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    Gotta feel sorry for the guy. Screwed over for years in SF before some decent stability.

    Had the best year of his career, he had the NFC Championship game won before special teams lost it. Now he’s facing the prospect of being a back up to a system QB who has only started two games?

    Alex Smith is not a lucky man.

  16. medtxpack says: Mar 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    I think Flynn would be out Smith in Joe Philbin’s world….but what do I know. I just comment on PFT stories.

  17. paleandpasty says: Mar 18, 2012 11:46 AM

    I really do not think that the dolphins both flynn and smith and i doubt that smith is taking a back up job anywhere. This site has just been making up too many ridiculous stories lately.

  18. pacificnw7722 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:47 AM

    “It could be that the Dolphins ultimately sign both.”

    Do It!

    let them both fight it out in training camp…..

  19. tdk24 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:47 AM

    Not even his inability to become a real NFL QB.

  20. rainponcho87 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:48 AM

    I hope Smith winds up in a good place. Stand up personality in a sport that tolerates really bad characters.

  21. elchapoguzman82 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:48 AM

    Seattle Alex!

  22. 1brocktacular says: Mar 18, 2012 11:50 AM

    Unfortunately your career wasnt JACK before this season and what people consider to be the most proficient QB of all times comes on the market.Even with PM @85% he is better than most of the league and your (possibly) former bosses are willing to take that chance at yoyr expense. Sorry Dude …

  23. ratsofftoya says: Mar 18, 2012 11:50 AM

    What a joke, this is how they treat the guy who took them to the NFC championship!? I know they are built around defense but wow. Love manning but it’s gonna be sweet to watch the Niners front office scramble week two when manning’s in traction.

  24. wilddeuce03 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:51 AM

    I feel for Alex Smith. He has his team on the brink of the SB to then possibly (most likely it seems) on his way out the next season. But let’s be real here. If Manning is healthy, and it appears he’s well on his way close to 100%, the 49ers would be crazy not to take a shot at him. Even if he only plays another 3-4 years, chances are those years would be an infinite upgrade over anything Smith could give them.

  25. myvickinabox14 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:51 AM

    He is “Manning” up at least.

  26. zo121179 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:51 AM

    This is truly a sad story. I will agree that Peyton is a better QB than Smith, but the dude has stuck it out with a very so so team for so long. Last year was a great thing and I believe if they held off NY they would have been SB champs. I like Harbaugh and I like the way they play ball. Now, adding the pieces they have I’m calling my bookie with or with out Smith. SF owes it to Alex after last season to finish what he started.

  27. 1brocktacular says: Mar 18, 2012 11:52 AM

    in spite of what Harbaugh is telling the public, they still took a chance to REPLACE YOU!

  28. itsmammoth says: Mar 18, 2012 11:55 AM

    *puts down tomato*

    wait…

    who am I? :(

  29. daknight93 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:58 AM

    this is sad, but 9ers are feeling very confident to land peyton…maybe his agent told him to move on and peyton will be a 9er

  30. Nevis says: Mar 18, 2012 11:59 AM

    Alex had a chance to sign his contract. He didn’t. Manning reached out to SF, they did their due diligence and said, “we’re interested if you are”. This was not Harbaugh BS’ing about Alex, it’s about circumstances unfolding and the 49ers needing to do their job to explore.

    I think this is much ado about nothing. Manning will sign in TEN/DEN and Alex will sign back with SF. I can’t see Miami offering more than the 49ers ($8M/year.)

    Either QB is a 2 year bridge to Kaepernick no matter how you cut it.

  31. wilddeuce03 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:59 AM

    zo121179 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:51 AM

    This is truly a sad story. I will agree that Peyton is a better QB than Smith, but the dude has stuck it out with a very so so team for so long. Last year was a great thing and I believe if they held off NY they would have been SB champs. I like Harbaugh and I like the way they play ball. Now, adding the pieces they have I’m calling my bookie with or with out Smith. SF owes it to Alex after last season to finish what he started.

    ______________________________________

    They don’t owe Smith anything IMO. Yes, he was improved last season but they also didn’t ask much of him. They didn’t ask him to go out and win games for them. They just didn’t want him to make too many mistakes. If they don’t have that running game and D they aren’t even in the NFC title game!

  32. proBirdie says: Mar 18, 2012 12:00 PM

    @Golonger- Manning was CUT. He has a huge life decision and he’s exploring every avenue. He hasn’t scheduled a “Decision” on espn. In fact, he hasn’t been doing anything selfishly to draw more media attention. How would you like him to handle this situation?

  33. teambringitstrong says: Mar 18, 2012 12:01 PM

    For all of you pro QBs shouting Smith s*cks …..oh nevermind. But this is so typical of the arrogant, ‘intelligent’ Squared Seven fans and the Bay Area in general. When you jerk people around like that you get what’s coming to you. Let’s see how far your chest sticks out when Alex signs elsewhere and Peyton signs with either Denver or Tennessee.

  34. blackchief29 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:04 PM

    I hope Smith signs w/another team & breaks it off in Harbaugh when he gets a chance. Harbaugh = self centered

  35. preventoffense says: Mar 18, 2012 12:05 PM

    golonger says: Mar 18, 2012 11:40 AM
    I hope this Manning situation finally proves to everyone what I have said for years…Manning is the most selfish, arrogant, individualistic athlete there is and he certainly is NO role model for anyone…if you think otherwise you are either naive or clueless or both!

    ___________________________________________________

    Well then in addtion to his status as a offensive genuis with a laser rocket arm, a SB ring, a SB MVP, and 4 MVP awards, we are going to have to add an Oscar, and Emmy and a star on Hollywood Blvd. for that outstanding farewell speech where the fans obviously pulled his strings the most.

    Jealousy is the single most pathetic trait to witness in a human being.

  36. golonger says: Mar 18, 2012 12:07 PM

    A banged-up Manning is NOT better than Smith, sorry…..and you are right, Smith is no Dilfer-type player, Dilfer actually took his team to a SB win…..

  37. bender4700 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:09 PM

    Sign with Miami Alex. Learn Joe’s offense, and if Matt gets hurt, take over and possibly out stage him.

    or

    Arizona, let Larry Fitzgeraldmake you look like a superstar and get pay back by ending Peyton’s phoenix journey.

  38. tatum064 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:09 PM

    You are one catch away from a 6th Super Bowl appearance, and Kyle Williams fumbles it away.

    Thats how it goes, sometimes….sacrificed for the greater glory of Peyton Manning.

  39. time2speakup says: Mar 18, 2012 12:10 PM

    Always have, and always will be in Alex Smith’s corner. And it has been a long and oftentimes extremely frustrating experience. Having said that, I am deeply disappointed with Alex in this scenario. Before any of this crap started bubbling to a head, you had a contract on the table. And for some really bizarre reason, you, with all your reported educated brilliance elected NOT to sign it. That one is on you. If fate decrees that you’re out of The City, and Manning becomes a Niner, at least you will have the satisfaction of watching that turn out not so swell at all to everybodies surprise.

  40. mtstrecker says: Mar 18, 2012 12:12 PM

    It’s curious that Alex Smith is going to be replaced by the man he made his first career start against, Peyton Manning.

  41. jrcoop says: Mar 18, 2012 12:15 PM

    Like I said before. If you can sign both and have a QB competition. Be ready to accept trade offers for Moore or either of them as there is always a QB need in the league (i.e. Broncos Browns ect.)

  42. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:16 PM

    No seriously in all honesty, what the hell are the Niners doing? They finally get this guy to produce and They go and pull something like this.

  43. patsfiend says: Mar 18, 2012 12:16 PM

    Part of me hopes Smith signs in Miami, Manning goes elsewhere, and Harbaugh is left in the lurch. Not a lot of me, as I don’t hate on the Niners, but just a little… like my liver.

  44. dhsbennett says: Mar 18, 2012 12:17 PM

    possible that Matt Moore is better than both these guys… neither is a clear upgrade

  45. offthelows says: Mar 18, 2012 12:18 PM

    has anyone looked at Matt Moore’s 2011 stat sheet? It could be argued that among the 3 QBs in question, he’s the best of the bunch. Yeah, Moore is a step back from Brady, but so is Flynn and Smith

  46. hitit49 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:19 PM

    Alex is a good guy but he has done nothing in SF that any back-up QB could have done. His strength this year is that he didnt turn the ball over. Defence lead the team. Trading up in the second round last year should have gave him a hint that Harbaugh would go in another direction when able to do so.

  47. bluefan204 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:23 PM

    ratsofftoya says: Mar 18, 2012 11:50 AM

    What a joke, this is how they treat the guy who took them to the NFC championship!?

    You serious, Clark?

    You actually believe that Alex Smith got them to the NFCCG?! Heres a huge shot of reality that you appear desperate for: The Niners got to the NFCCG IN SPITE OF Alex Smith, and everyone outside of your twisted universe knows it.

    He has had plenty of opportunity over the last 8 years, and has done NOTHING with it. Of course he’s not surprised by anything. Stevie Wonder saw this one coming.

  48. jwil444 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:24 PM

    And I’m sure Miami ownership would take no pleasure into sticking it to the Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers……….. Smith to Seattle, Manning to Tn and Flynn to Miami. 49ers QB? Might be Jim Harbaugh!

  49. saints25 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:26 PM

    @go49ers<<<<<,do you really think they put that contract in front of Alex? He said he'd sign the 3 yr deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9ers said he wouldn't …The 9ers are lying..An when Manning signs with the titans on Monday,I'll LMFAO…

  50. mrmarcus55 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:30 PM

    Why would you feel bad for this guy? He’s made millions and is smart with his money, got a degree graduated college early and had a smoking hot wife. He is living good.

  51. shaj1 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    6 year bust who had one year of low output, high efficiency checkdowns, riding on the coat-tails of both the #1 D and the #1 ST in the league and we’re supposed to feel sorry for him and his millions?

    Sorry, Smith. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. I hope you do sign up with the Dolphins. That way if we don’t land Manning, we can still get somebody like Matt Flynn or Josh Johnson. They may not play as good as you in 2012, but they have way more upside, and that’s enough to keep me hungry. You need everything around you to be PERFECT to have an above average year.

  52. southontario says: Mar 18, 2012 12:33 PM

    Alex Smith turned down $8 Million a year? Alex Smith? He didn’t take the 49ers to the NFC title game!! They got there in spite of him… Did you not watch the Giants game and the little dink passes he couldn’t even complete??
    Nice guy or not. Take what is more than a fair offer and keep playing. This is a clssic example what what greedy agaents do to players. And what greedy players do to themselves. Harbaugh and him had a great relationship. Team is a SB contender. But noooooo, that’s not enough. Greedy, and going knowhere fast….

  53. brutus9448 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:36 PM

    No 2 spot is Matt moore. No way they sign both. That’s just rediculous

  54. faithful209er says: Mar 18, 2012 12:41 PM

    Oh, it’s such a travesty! Alex stuck with the Niners for so many years, when they were so bad… and now THIS!

    (end sarcasm)

    PLEEEASE!!!!!!

    (1) He got paid millions all those years to throw the ball at receiver’s feet or over their heads.

    (2) Why do you think they were so bad all those years? He definitely had a PART in that.

  55. golonger says: Mar 18, 2012 12:41 PM

    “Well then in addtion to his status as a offensive genuis with a laser rocket arm, a SB ring, a SB MVP, and 4 MVP awards, we are going to have to add an Oscar, and Emmy and a star on Hollywood Blvd. for that outstanding farewell speech where the fans obviously pulled his strings the most.”

    LOL…this is rich….he certainly has NO rocket arm….even in his prime….not even close, sorry. Manning is an underachieving choke artist who has been given more on the offensive side of the ball than anyone and history and what does he have to show for it???? One SB which was won because of the Colts defense….NOT him…no jealousy isnt the worse trait…outright stupidity and cluelessness is…and you fit the bill on both!

  56. scottdragosnai says: Mar 18, 2012 12:43 PM

    It’s a business all these should know that now
    Scott Dragos NAI

  57. golonger says: Mar 18, 2012 12:45 PM

    proBirdie – oh, he hasn’t?…gee…his departure from the Colts was on ESPN?….and that isnt the point. If Manning had any class, he would have worked out a deal with Irsay to stay with the Colts instead of trying to fleece them out of an additional $28 million…yeah, thats classy…sorry, his legacy (what little there is) is seriously tarnished and will be more so when he goes to the next team and fails miserably. Than, all these fan boys will realize the truth…over-rated, arrogant, egomaniac!

  58. jclii says: Mar 18, 2012 12:55 PM

    It would be amazing if The Niners don’t end up with Manning or Smith. Who else is there besides Flynn? I say he goes to either Seatle to Miami. I knew Harbaugh’s ego would eventually get the best of him. I didn’t know it would be so soon. I hope Kapearnick is ready.

  59. kspl1 says: Mar 18, 2012 1:07 PM

    Why would he take the no. 2 spot. It should be a competition. Flynn played in one game,

  60. lilrob10201 says: Mar 18, 2012 1:10 PM

    49ers better hope Peyton comes to the 49ers or their in trouble.Alex Smith was a decent QB but if Peyton does not come to the 49ers and Alex Smith signs else where then who is their QB ?

  61. hedleykow says: Mar 18, 2012 1:14 PM

    The one thing that should surprise Alex Smith is that he is not sacking groceries for a living.

  62. barbeaux says: Mar 18, 2012 1:22 PM

    Talk about a guy sticking with a program no matter what. He was not the reason they didn’t make the Super Bowl. He played great against the Saints. He played pretty well against the Giants.

  63. brenenostler says: Mar 18, 2012 1:31 PM

    Alex Smith should sign with the team that Matt Flynn doesn’t pick

  64. redandgoldeverything says: Mar 18, 2012 1:37 PM

    It is tough to see this all play out, but can you really pass on one of the greatest free agents? It’s a high risk And high reward situation but whether you are or are not a niner fan, it should be known that this move is more about winning now and for years to come rather than the that smith is inept or at fault. True, he’s “stuck around” all these years, but what role did the Niners play in that process? He’s had more than enough chances to prove himself, last year was a good step forward for him , but is that enough to dismount an attempt at manning? He played well but it was conditional, and alot can be said that he was a few ST plays away from the big game, but he did in fact have the game in his hands for a drive or two prior to the muff. Kaepernick was not drafted to be a future trade piece, he was drafted in the midst of the Alex smith project and ultimately, is viewed as their future- Another reason why manning would be further pursued.

    The finger can be pointed all you want at harbaugh, but one must remember what organization is being talked about: That winning tradition will ultimately play a role in any and every decision, to be restored and instilled. Smitty said it himself, he can’t be surprised anymore because who really would hve thought peyton ever would have been available. He wins The super bowl, none of this goes on. BUT, close but no cigar. Time to see what did and potentially will go wrong and go from there. Whether it be manning smitty Flynn whoever, they will be stepping into an at least above average offensive situation, better than that of any of the other members of this final three has to offer, and if both 11 and 18 do not end up in SF, the Niners have played their cards right, to the point where they can go after hass (if he goes to Tennessee) or make a run at Flynn (though it is likely in that case they bring smitty back since he is still the lowest rated amongst all the involved floating QBs.).

    Whatever it is, make it happen 9ers, somebody. We’re already amongst the Sweet 16 how the hell did that happen?! Lol

  65. mullman7675 says: Mar 18, 2012 1:38 PM

    golonger says:
    Mar 18, 2012 11:40 AM
    I hope this Manning situation finally proves to everyone what I have said for years…Manning is the most selfish, arrogant, individualistic athlete there is and he certainly is NO role model for anyone…if you think otherwise you are either naive or clueless or both!
    —————————————————————————-
    This is, hands down, my favorite post. The Manning Situation does not exist. Just a 4x NFL MVP and first ballot HOF that was recently released and became a free agent. The fact that anyone can label Peyton’s actions as selfish only illustrates a level of hate, jealousy and ignorance that is off the charts.

  66. sweetzinger says: Mar 18, 2012 1:48 PM

    If you blame Smith for what was the last 6 years out of 7 in San Francisco, then you don’t have a clue about football.

    Mike Nolan couldn’t figure out when to throw the challenge flag and Mike Singletary didn’t understand how to call a timeout.

    Harbaugh won emphatically with the same personnel.

    Where would Smith be if the 49ers had hired the right Mike? As in Mike McCarthy.

    Every one talks about the OC’s. 17 different starting receivers (Brandon Lloyd, Arnaz Battle, Johnnie Morton, Kevin McAddley, Antonio Bryant, Bryan Gilmore, Darrell Jackson, Ashley Lelie, Isaac Bruce, Bryant Johnson, Jason Hill, Josh Morgan, Michael Crabtree, Braylon Edwards, Ted Ginn, Kyle Williams, and Brett Swain). Look at these guys. Most of them were on the downside of the downside of their careers. And most of them never had an upside. And now Moss???? Manningham????

    I don’t think even Manning would have done much better.

    Address the issue. And the issue is WR.

  67. 49ervision says: Mar 18, 2012 1:48 PM

    It seems to me that people do not understand what it takes to win a superbowl alex smith can definitely get you to the playoffs but alex smith cannot throw his receivers open in a championship game and he never will because he has never had it in him

  68. truthpwns says: Mar 18, 2012 1:49 PM

    bluefan204 says:

    Mar 18, 2012 12:23 PM

    You actually believe that Alex Smith got them to the NFCCG?! Heres a huge shot of reality that you appear desperate for: The Niners got to the NFCCG IN SPITE OF Alex Smith, and everyone outside of your twisted universe knows it.

    —————————————

    ummm, Alex led two 80+yd drives in the last 3 minutes to beat the Saints and take the 49ers to the NFCCG.

  69. taco87 says: Mar 18, 2012 2:08 PM

    Alex had his bad years but to say the 49ers made it to the conference championship game inspite of him is simply retarded. Did people forget last year he had around 5 fourth quarter comebacks. I’ll make it simple for the slow, we lose to the saints without his comeback td for the win.

  70. bnwpnw says: Mar 18, 2012 2:41 PM

    It’s just dawned on me that if SF doesn’t land Peyton, they’re actually pretty screwed. Alex’s performance last year seemed to be built on trust, and even if there’s a “whoopsie” from SF and they bring him back, it’s not going to be the foundation it was last year. The relationship and the team will be damaged. Alex might be wise to opt for a fresh start regardless.

    Keep also in mind it wasn’t Alex who said “no” to that SF offer so much as his agent Tom “Poison Pill” Condon. And that “no” helped cleared the way to a more lucrative potential deal with Condon’s other client, Peyton Manning.

    Loser? Alex Smith. Potentially the 49ers.

    Winner? Tom “Poison Pill” Condon.

  71. cashisking4life says: Mar 18, 2012 2:47 PM

    The only reason that Smith has spent his entire career with the SF 49ers is because they wasted the #1 overall pick on him and didnt want to be proved wrong that he sucks. so they kept him hoping that some day he’s have one good season. now he did, and now you can get rid of him. its like a gambler who’s always losing or in the hole. as soon as you get ahead for once, then its time fold’em and walk away. they should listen to kenny rogers lol

  72. sweetzinger says: Mar 18, 2012 2:50 PM

    His receivers rarely get open.

    Smith starts making bad throws because he starts to panic. He panics because the game plan isn’t working. And there hasn’t been much of a game plan for the 49ers for the last 6 of 7 years. And now I’m wondering about the current plan.

    The circus was suppose to be over when Singletary was ousted. What is this going to do to the locker room? Everyone will be looking over their shoulder now.

  73. truthpwns says: Mar 18, 2012 2:50 PM

    Barrows: Source: Alex Smith to visit Seahawks after Dolphins … blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives…

  74. hot97x says: Mar 18, 2012 2:58 PM

    the 49ers aren’t screwed. Harbaugh is a QB guru, and traded up in the 2nd round to get Colin Kaepernick. he can easily be the SERVICEABLE QB that Alex Smith was last year. furthermore, if Peyton signs with Ten. and Smith signs somewhere else then it’s pretty obvious that the niners would sign Hasselback. they almost signed him last year to compete with Smith, he has the same agent as Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke, and he would be going to a very talented team.

  75. rowdymon says: Mar 18, 2012 3:24 PM

    How many offensive coordinators and bad coaches has smith had? Also, is Peyton making that long TD run? Smith is a solid QB.

  76. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 18, 2012 3:24 PM

    How can the boy be surprised after the biggest surprise playing in the NFC Championship game

    Now that was a surprise.

    And as I Giants fan I have to say if the 49ers had a QB not AS they would have been in the Bowl they would have lost but they would have been in it.
    The only surprise ic is that anyone is talking to this guy for any job other then gym teacher

  77. mancave001 says: Mar 18, 2012 4:03 PM

    golonger says:
    Mar 18, 2012 11:40 AM
    I hope this Manning situation finally proves to everyone what I have said for years…Manning is the most selfish, arrogant, individualistic athlete there is and he certainly is NO role model for anyone…if you think otherwise you are either naive or clueless or both!
    ———————–

    I think otherwise, and I’m not naive or clueless. However, given that clueless and naive mean very similar things, either term may fit you. Secondly, trying to preempt someone’s argument by claiming anyone who disagrees is “clueless/naive” (or what have you) shows you to be incapable of defending you own positions.

    Speaking of your statement: You are entitled to your opinion. However, I have a right to point out your comment is based on nothing but your own personal observations made from afar. You have no real reason to believe what you do about Manning. You certainly don’t get to attack others who disagree with your completely baseless comments.

  78. fafaflunky says: Mar 18, 2012 4:10 PM

    new jason campbell

  79. sweetzinger says: Mar 18, 2012 4:19 PM

    Your Giants are a joke. Really, they went 9-7 in a pathetic NFC East. Might have beaten Atlanta, but the Packers beat themselves, and the 49ers Special Teams cost them 10 points. And they barely beat a woeful Patriots team with a qb that made 3 major mistakes. A Patriots team that beat one team with winning record all year. And that team, Baltimore, beat themselves.
    But that’s how the Giants win, even going back to the Parcells days. Play mistake free football and hope the other team beats themselves (Roger Craig fumble, Scott Norwood missd FG).

    Didn’t Belichek and Coughlin coach under Parcells???

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Giants went another 4 years of not winning a playoff game (and 3 of those years not even making the playoffs again).

  80. bravedown50 says: Mar 18, 2012 4:41 PM

    Smith has had a contract on the table waiting for him to sign all week. Its his own fault for not signing it before Payton was even a free agent.

  81. mikesmajormojo says: Mar 18, 2012 5:08 PM

    What’s not being said here is that Smith originally wanted a 7 yr / $90 mil deal (over $12.5 p/yr) and when he got the 3/$24 he balked. He wanted a long term commitment and he got a 3 yr offer so he had Condon go back to negotiate something in between. The 49ers didn’t want to pay any more and they have that right since Smith had only proven to be a good game manager. Had he taken the $8 mil p/yr deal originally offered and played another season to prove he was worth the $12.5 he wanted and showed even the slightest improvement, the 49ers would have ante’d up for a longer term deal. The fact that he didn’t take the deal is on him, not Harbaugh, not Condon.

    Also, MIA has already said that they won’t even offer him the 3/$24 deal the 49ers did… Does anyone think there’s going to be a bidding war for Alex Smith while Flynn’s still avail? If the 49ers don’t land Manning, Smith will sign back with the 49ers, play out a 1 yr $8 mil contract for the chance at the money he believes he’s worth but that’s IF they don’t land Manning. Bank on it.

  82. steeltuff says: Mar 18, 2012 5:09 PM

    Why would the Niners offer Smith a contract when they are negotiating with Peyton? I doubt if there was a contract for Smith to sign. With that said, they better be careful of the double whammy: both Manning and Smith signing with someone else . . . then Colin Kaepernick better be ready.

  83. havok28 says: Mar 18, 2012 5:25 PM

    What if Manning only showed interest in the 9iners to have Smith sign somewhere else and do his bro a favor by hurting a playoff rival?? Just a funny thought that crossed my mind.

  84. havok28 says: Mar 18, 2012 5:30 PM

    Oh and the 49ers are I think a little overrated.. they had a pretty easy schedule last year. They could pull a bugs once they have a hard schedule.

  85. chawk12thman says: Mar 18, 2012 5:32 PM

    Now that Hawks have signed Matt Flynn, Smith will sign for more than SF offered him. If not, Miami will be hurting this coming season at QB.

    Nice signing by Seahawks!

  86. biggiep says: Mar 18, 2012 5:40 PM

    Alex Smith is totally getting done dirty by his agent and the 49ers, but a good part of that is the fault of his naivete. He has been a deer in headlights this entire offseason. He assumed the 49ers would be 100% committed to him because of his experience last year during the lockout, but this time it is totally different. The 49ers have options (Manning) and a real offseason to deal with them.

    He was naive and trusted the 49ers would for sure take him back and his agent would represent him honestly. Instead, both have been pushing Peyton to sign, dangling Smith in the process. Add in a PR spin to make it look like Smith wasn’t happy with the money offered and Smith becomes a major loser here. The 49ers are a different team now – they’ve got a dangerously savvy front office that almost operates in a shady, deviant manner like the Patriots. If they signed Peyton outright, it would look like they betrayed Alex, but now it looks like Alex was money-grubbing and an attempt to sign Peyton doesn’t look so bad.

    Alex should have been visiting other teams as soon as FA started, instead of sitting on his hands listening to his liar agent and assuming the 49ers were a lock. He got screwed because he let it happen.

  87. zonedogz says: Mar 18, 2012 6:01 PM

    Smith should get out of SF ASAP and hope Manning leaves them standing at the altar after he chooses Tennessee!

  88. mikesmajormojo says: Mar 18, 2012 6:03 PM

    Alex had a contract on the table. He chose not to accept it 2 weeks ago. Manning called and the 49ers quietly worked him out and continue to play their cards close to their chest. Period. If Miami decides to outbid for him, so be it… bye Alex and we’ll still wish you the best.

  89. mikesmajormojo says: Mar 18, 2012 6:09 PM

    Oh and Matt Moore has proven to be a more capable QB than Smith so why would MIA feel the need to pay Smith more than what the market has already set for him? Well, Ireland is making these decisions so I guess it’s possible but unlikely IMO.

  90. les49er says: Mar 19, 2012 12:33 PM

    Wow! I couldn’t help but offer my 2 cents here. There are alot of good posts here and alot of BS. Right now I think the BS award is going to golonger. Man you are truly an idiot. You must blog to see yourself think. That said, it’s hard to believe there is a market for Alex Smith. He is painful to watch. Yes, maybe his psyche was destroyed his first few years but all of those different OC’s didn’t teach him how to throw the football all over the place, but usually into the ground,under pressure. Come on, GOOD QB’s make things happen on third down. Period. Now check his 3rd down stats from the Giant game. For those of you who think Alice is getting jobbed, you must have forgotten how this franchise tore out our hearts when they traded Joe. Good buy Alex, you should have taken the offer, but I’m glad you didn’t. You ain’t worth 8 mil let alone 10 or 12.

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