Category Archives: Quarterback talk

Walker ready to bust out; Smith returns home

Tight end Delanie Walker has just four catches for 68 yards on the season, but he’s not complaining. “As long as Vernon (Davis) is ballin’, I’m happy,” Walker said during our podcast.      

Is 49ers’ QB situation following the script?

Coach Mike Singletary is scheduled for his usual Monday press conference around noon today, and I expect him to announce Alex Smith as the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Colts.

Hill is starting QB . . . until he’s not

Coach Mike Singletary placed most of the blame on the 49ers’ offensive line when asked about the struggles in the passing game the day after the team’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. But today during his opening remarks to the media, Singletary expressed for the first time that he expects better play from Shaun Hill. Might this […]

Davis would be fourth option

Davis would be fourth option   Rookie quarterback Nate Davis might be in serious competition for the 49ers’ No. 3 job with veteran Damon Huard, but there is little doubt Davis he would be Mike Singletary’s fourth option to enter a regular-season game.

Martz: Alex Smith needs to move on

Martz: Alex Smith needs to move on   Two former NFL head coaches with 49ers ties addressed the team’s quarterback situation in a national conference call this morning.

In their words: QB decision

In their words: QB decision   Here’s what coach Mike Singletary, Shaun Hill and Alex Smith had to say today after Hill was announced as the 49ers’ starting quarterback:

Hill wins 49ers starting QB job

Hill wins 49ers starting QB job   Shaun Hill will line up behind center when the 49ers’ offense takes the field for the team’s regular-season opener Sept. 13 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Picking sides: Smith or Hill

Picking sides: Smith or Hill Alex Smith and Shaun Hill are good friends – very good friends. And on a personal level, it does not seem to matter that they both want what only one man will get. They remain allies despite their very public 49ers quarterback competition. So if Smith and Hill are such […]

QB + Mystery = Easy decision

QB + Mystery = Easy decision Coach Mike Singletary did not announce a leader — or any preference whatsoever – in the great 49ers Quarterback Competition of 2009. And most impartial onlookers can’t say that one quarterback distinguished himself over the other in the exhibition opener Friday night. That means one thing.

Johnson leads QBs through daily drills

Johnson leads QBs through daily drills When Mike Riley was hired at Oregon State in 1997, he tabbed Mike Johnson to fill one of the most important jobs on his coaching staff.

Huard not a factor in QB competition

Veteran Damon Huard did not take one snap throughout training camp and OTAs with the Chiefs last offseason, he said. Still, he managed to be the team’s starter in three of their first five games.