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08:06 AM ET 10.11 | The Alex Smith-Mike Singletary relationship has grown toxic, a history that now includes a very public sideline blowup. They can put whatever dressing they want on the rest of the season, but it isn't real. They are 5-10 together as coach and QB. They don't work. They know that now. "I thought at the moment I really wanted to see what his response would be," Singletary said of the Smith blowup. ... [Singletary] said he was open to a quarterback change for Sunday's game against the Raiders, and other players confirmed that Singletary blasted Smith during the sideline festivities. Indeed, Singletary had backup David Carr warming up a series after Smith awkwardly lost a fumble that was returned 52 yards by Quintin Mikell for a game-turning touchdown.

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October 11, 2010  08:09 AM ET

They need to turn to someone because it's clear that Alex Smith is nothing beyond a backup.

And a coach-killer...

October 11, 2010  08:10 AM ET

Why are the 9'ers always on tv?

October 11, 2010  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why are the 9'ers always on tv?

It's kinda like the homecoming game thing...

Putting a good team on against a t.urd...

October 11, 2010  08:24 AM ET

After that fiasco, Smith proved he has the talent and the capability for the position, but it's the focus that's lacking. Not sure that can be fixed at this point.

October 11, 2010  08:38 AM ET

And meanwhile, Shaun Hill lit up the Rams with three TD passes.

October 11, 2010  08:42 AM ET

David Carr = running the white flag up the flagpole.

October 11, 2010  08:42 AM ET

Uh Oh! Wait until Mikey gets a close up look at Carr. The Sacked Master.

October 11, 2010  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

David Carr = running the white flag up the flagpole.

Another failed number 1 to show the surrender.

October 11, 2010  08:47 AM ET

Thats NO way to coach "I wanted to see what his response would be," Both should be gone by end of the year, unless a miracle appears. Trade Smith for some draft picks 6 -7 years, I've seen enough, wish him well else where, probably help him on another team, Miami?
I enjoyed Singletary as a player but the guy isn't qualified as a Pro football coach, sad, very sad state of this once mighty team , the way things are 9-7 could win playoff spot in NFC west.

October 11, 2010  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

After that fiasco, Smith proved he has the talent and the capability for the position, but it's the focus that's lacking. Not sure that can be fixed at this point.

not this season

October 11, 2010  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Thats NO way to coach "I wanted to see what his response would be," Both should be gone by end of the year, unless a miracle appears. Trade Smith for some draft picks 6 -7 years, I've seen enough, wish him well else where, probably help him on another team, Miami?I enjoyed Singletary as a player but the guy isn't qualified as a Pro football coach, sad, very sad state of this once mighty team , the way things are 9-7 could win playoff spot in NFC west.

The race is on to see whether Mike or Wade gets fired first. As far as Smith's trade value, I don't think there is any. Someone will wait until he gets cut and pick him up as a backup.

October 11, 2010  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The race is on to see whether Mike or Wade gets fired first. As far as Smith's trade value, I don't think there is any. Someone will wait until he gets cut and pick him up as a backup.

I see Smith as a good fit with the Vikings. He could be good with decent protection. He looked great in spurts last night, then horrible the next minute.

October 11, 2010  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The race is on to see whether Mike or Wade gets fired first. As far as Smith's trade value, I don't think there is any. Someone will wait until he gets cut and pick him up as a backup.

Ask another number 1 if anyone would pick him up to be a backup, Jecarcus Russell. Purple Drank anyone?

October 11, 2010  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why are the 9'ers always on tv?

Ever stop to watch a car wreck?

October 11, 2010  09:48 AM ET

The stars are aligning in San Fran. Carr should know. He spent his whole career on his back watching them align.

October 11, 2010  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Ever stop to watch a car wreck?

an accurate description of the Niners season

October 11, 2010  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Ever stop to watch a car wreck?

Yes, I watched the Cowboys game yesterday.

October 11, 2010  09:53 AM ET

Singletary wasn't ready for this job when they gave it to him... thats clear now. As for Smith, he's shown some flashes and needs a change of scenery. But this season appears lost for them.

October 11, 2010  10:00 AM ET

I think we should all say a prayer and wait for the end which is sure to come now that I have heard "We want Carr!" again in my life. After his embarressing little stint here in Carolina, I figured the fans would much rather have captain checkdown himself in alex smith vs the gloved INT machine that is David Carr.

 
October 11, 2010  11:14 AM ET

I would rather see Troy Smith than David Carr. Carr isn't the answer, though. The D didn't slow down the Eagles run game much, and Frank Gore had a couple costly fumbles, too. I think you have to look at the whole picture. It's a matter of focus for Alex Smith, but to me, nobody on the 49ers is focused.

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