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08:00 AM ET 12.08 | Maybe Mike Singletary is crazy like a fox. Here's the bottom line on the move at quarterback: The 49ers coaches feel that Alex Smith gives them more options. Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson said last month that Troy Smith is a much better play-action quarterback than he is a shotgun quarterback. Well, the 49ers' best weapon as far as play-action passing -- Frank Gore -- has a broken hip and is done for the season. ... In other words, it's a calculated gamble on the part of Mike Singletary (and Johnson, whom I have to believe heavily influenced this move). If the 49ers incorporate more spread ideas, Alex Smith certainly would be more comfortable than Troy Smith.

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December 8, 2010  08:04 AM ET

They're practicing now?

December 8, 2010  08:10 AM ET

The time to get creative is before your season has slid down the shizzer.

December 8, 2010  08:10 AM ET

"Is Mike Singletary crazy like a fox?" No, he's dead as a door nail.

December 8, 2010  08:10 AM ET

When you lack skill, creativity is about all you have left.

Lousy team...

December 8, 2010  08:12 AM ET

Samurai Mike, whatever you do, you are done. Chi-town will be calling though.

December 8, 2010  08:13 AM ET

They don't know which QB gives them more options in week 14... Okay.

December 8, 2010  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They don't know which QB gives them more options in week 14... Okay.

Sure the know. The answer is, unfortunately, "None of the above."

Crazy like a fox? Maybe. Alex Smith may be the guy to give them the best draft pick.

December 8, 2010  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Samurai Mike, whatever you do, you are done. Chi-town will be calling though.

Yeah, too bad it'll be to run a concession stand or something like that...

December 8, 2010  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sure the know. The answer is, unfortunately, "None of the above."Crazy like a fox? Maybe. Alex Smith may be the guy to give them the best draft pick.

Never thought of it that way.... Alex Smith it is!!

December 8, 2010  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Never thought of it that way.... Alex Smith it is!!

Cam Newton won't solve their problems either....they need some "luck"

December 8, 2010  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

When you lack skill, creativity is about all you have left. Lousy team...

Have you seen their offense this year? I think '49ers' and 'creative' should NEVER be used in the same sentence.

December 8, 2010  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Have you seen their offense this year? I think '49ers' and 'creative' should NEVER be used in the same sentence.

its basically gore left, gore right, gore off tackle, gore screen, occasional pass to crabtree or davis...Punt.

December 8, 2010  08:57 AM ET

Didn't we have this same thread yesterday? Didn't the Niners still suck yesterday, too?

December 8, 2010  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Didn't we have this same thread yesterday? Didn't the Niners still suck yesterday, too?

24/7!

December 8, 2010  09:01 AM ET

Come on Singletary just give us a memorable post game press conference tirade one more time. And than I can tell my kids in 2020 that the guy from a Coors Light commerical was "crazy like a fox."

December 8, 2010  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Didn't we have this same thread yesterday? Didn't the Niners still suck yesterday, too?

Same thread, and same Singletary 'Heil Goddell' salute.

December 8, 2010  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Same thread, and same Singletary 'Heil Goddell' salute.

He's doing a deodorant commercial; "My team might stink, but I am confident and secure with Odorono, roll-on or spray."

December 8, 2010  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

He's doing a deodorant commercial; "My team might stink, but I am confident and secure with Odorono, roll-on or spray."

Odorono....wasn't she the Japanese woman who was married to John Lennon?

December 8, 2010  09:44 AM ET

So is creative what we call subpar teams now? Those Bills are crazy creative this year!

 
December 8, 2010  09:58 AM ET
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So is creative what we call subpar teams now? Those Bills are crazy creative this year!

Give the Bills some respect. They've been in a lot of those games. They've scared some good teams.

If God didn't have it in for their receivers, they'd be in much better shape.

Now Carolina, they're "creative." And Denver creatively fired their HC.

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