Golden Nuggets: Troy It Is

Well, we know who the quarterback will be on Sunday and we know who the rat is within the 49ers organization. At the very least, we have a pretty good idea. I have my theories, which I'll likely detail in a post later, but beyond that, the bigger news is the quarterback. I still don't really know how I feel about this, I'm fed up with Alex Smith but I'm concerned about Troy Smith's obvious limitations. I think the bit about him and the offensive playbook being limited argument is overstated, but to a lesser extent it still is a big deal when it's such a pivotal game. Or maybe it's not pivotal, I'm still going back-and-forth on that front. I'm confusing myself and telling you folks nothing so let's get to your links so I can head to bed. Short list tonight, folks. Enjoy.

So, it's going to be Troy Smith making the start at quarterback on Sunday, not Alex. I like Troy a lot and am curious as to what else, if anything, he can bring to his game ... but I'm not sure if it is the right decision either way. (NFL.com)

There was an awful lot of things to consider going into the decision to start Troy. So many comparisons to go over, check, and then re-check. (CSNBayArea.com)

Third down success defines the San Francisco 49ers. Well, the lack thereof does. (49ers.com)

Here's audio from conference calls with Rams Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo and safety OJ Atogwe. (49ers.com)

The outside linebacker corps is certainly thinning. Let's see some Thaddeus Gibson, yeah? (SFGate.com)

Despite the fact that's it's a questionable decision, you know, starting Troy Smith might end up being just what the 49ers need at the position. (MercuryNews.com)

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