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Giant respite: Rating Alex Smith, NFL QBs

By TED SILLANPAA Alex Smith has a great game and 49ers’ fans wonder when he’ll fall back to earth. If he has a terrible game, they call for absolutely unproven Colin Kaepernick to take more snaps. In an effort to determine where Alex Smith actually stands among NFL starting quarterbacks, let’s look at subjective groupings that include QBs I think are clearly better all-around than Smith, clearly inferior to the 49ers starter and some who are too young to really… Read More »

Knee-jerk reactions: Griffin III to Hall of Fame … Luck flops … Peyton Manning’s back … Vilma beats Goodell

By TED SILLANPAA So, what were we told we learned from the first Sunday of the NFL season? Robert Griffin III is headed for the Hall of Fame. The Washington Redskins’ rookie quarterback played like a 10-year-veteran! He can run and he can throw! Give him the ball and just look at him go! He was electrifying against the New Orleans Saints, was he not? Andrew Luck is in for a long, bruised-up season playing for the hapless Indianapolis Colts.… Read More »