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On Alex Smith's future beyond the 49ers

On Alex Smith's future beyond the 49ers

ESPN.com Updated Jan 26, 2013
Alex Smith 3-year Starting Stats ESPN's John Clayton offers some thoughts in the video above regarding Alex Smith's future beyond the San Francisco 49ers' current season. I've put together a companion chart showing traditional and advanced stats for the…
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  • Kaepernick benefits from ironman offensive line

    Kaepernick benefits from ironman offensive line

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    While the play of quarterback Colin Kaepernick has certainly been exceptional, he has also benefitted from playing behind a stable, and very good 49ers offensive line. The five starting linemen played every game, and the right side of his line hasn’t mi
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  • Mike Singletary wants another head coaching shot

    Mike Singletary wants another head coaching shot

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    When the Bears were looking for a head coach to replace Lovie Smith, their list of candidates skewed heavily toward the offensive side of the ball. Former 49ers head coach and Bears icon Mike Singletary was the exception. There were suggestions that Sin…
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  • Point/Counterpoint: Super Bowl XLVII

    Point/Counterpoint: Super Bowl XLVII

    nytimes.com Jan 26, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens, a traditional defensive powerhouse, will face the San Francisco 49ers' speed and youth. Tom Jolly and Carl Nelson have their annual debate on who will win.
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  • NFL32: Rob Ryan, Joe Flacco and Spags

    NFL32: Rob Ryan, Joe Flacco and Spags

    ESPN.com Jan 26, 2013
    Passing along: Chris Mortensen's thoughts on the Rob Ryan hiring in St. Louis, Trent Dilfer's take on how Joe Flacco should attack the San Francisco 49ers' defense, and Herm Edwards' thoughts on New Orleans' firing of former Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo.
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  • Beanie Wells looks for new start with Arians

    Beanie Wells looks for new start with Arians

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Near the end of the regular season, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells said that he was only concerned with putting good performances on film for the other 31 teams in the league because he was certain he wouldn’t be back with Arizona in 2013. The situ
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  • No charges at this time: Crabtree thoughts

    No charges at this time: Crabtree thoughts

    ESPN.com Jan 26, 2013
    A few thoughts after a district attorney in San Francisco announced no charges would be filed "at this time" against 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, who had been questioned in a sexual-assault investigation: No surprise. There was never any i…
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  • Video - Alex Smith's Future With The 49ers 00:47

    Alex Smith's Future With The 49ers

    Jan 26
    John Clayton gives his take on what the future holds for Alex Smith.
  • Video - Crabtree Won't Be Charged 00:18

    Crabtree Won't Be Charged

    Jan 26
    49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will not have criminal charges filed against him in relation to an alleged sexual assault after the team's playoff victory against the Packers.

Sports Columnists

  • Super Bowl XLVII -- Flacco has arrived

    Jan 26
    The Joe Flacco debate is essentially over. He will paid like an elite quarterback, no matter what his critics think.