I was poking around online today and came across an article in the Contra Costa Times about Trent Dilfer. The general gist of the article is that Dilfer is hoping to get some more playing time in the preseason after only playing in parts of 2 exhibitions last year. Dilfer acknowledges his role come the regular season, but simply feels he could use some fine-tuning in preseason games so that he can be ready on the off chance that Alex Smith gets hurt and the 49ers need Dilfer to step in.
It's pretty much par for the course that Trent Dilfer is a good guy and we all realized how well he has handled the role of mentor to Alex Smith. This is clearly not new territory we are venturing into. However, this article just goes to show how a professional handles his business, particularly when it comes to delicate matters like playing time:
While clearly he knows his role and should be expected to act accordingly, in an often, me-first occupation, it's always worth acknowledging a team player.