It seems as though San Francisco 49ers fans have been down this road before.á The future of their franchise is once again riding on the right shoulder of Alex Smith. After a two-year hiatus, Smith is once again the starting quarterback in San Francisco and looks like a completely different player. The arm strength is back, and the newfound confidence is there, looking like he may not be the complete bust that so many ôexpertsö were so quick to label him as. The road back for Smith has been anything but ordinary, with shoulder surgeries and conflicts with the organization. While Smith's journey has been particularly rocky, it may have been just what he needed to become the quarterback the 49ers thought they got with the first pick in the 2005 draft. San Francisco was not having an awful ...
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