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Quarterback Smith gets another shot with Niners
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“I think the odds are set on Alex at the moment,” tight end Vernon Davis said. “I don’t think there’s really too much competition at the moment.”
Smith has played for a different offensive coordinator each year.
Perhaps he is more well rounded than ever these days.
He welcomed son, Hudson, on May 11. Before training camp began, Smith was as busy handling overnight feedings with the baby as he was learning Harbaugh’s extensive West Coast offense. The coach handed over his playbook to Smith during the spring _ on the one day the lockout was lifted in late April after the draft _ in a sign of good faith that the sides would indeed reach agreement on a new deal.
Now, it is Smith’s time to prove himself again.
He has seen just about everything in six seasons as a pro.
In 2007, he started the entire preseason and the first four games before injuring his throwing shoulder. He sat out the next two games, then tried to return and played three ineffective outings in constant pain. He was sacked seven times in those three games _ all losses _ and that was it. He eventually had surgery in December, well after he wanted to get the procedure, but going on then-coach Mike Nolan’s preferred schedule. Smith missed the entire 2008 campaign.
In October 2009, Smith took over for Shaun Hill and threw for 2,350 yards and 18 touchdowns, but also had 12 interceptions and was sacked 22 times for 134 lost yards.
He insists he has grown and matured through each step forward and each one back through it all.
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