Fooch's Note: The 49ers just released Alex's transcript. I've posted it after the jump in its entirety.
So the latest out of 49er-land is some quotes from Alex and Troy Smith (not brothers despite how I make it sound) regarding the change at the quarterback position from the shorter Smith to the taller one. Matt Maiocco posted some of the quotes from today's interviews, quoting Alex as saying:
I can make plays with my feet when I have to. I can handle anything out there, adjustments you have to make and different things, protection adjustments, I think I can. Have I done that consistently? To be honest with you, no. That's what I need to do.
The other notable tidbit from what Alex said was that he saw something in Troy's game that he needed to emulate himself in order to be a more complete QB for this team. He noted how he's more of a game-manager, taking completions wherever they are - check-downs, throwaways, etc. - in order to sustain drives. Troy Smith obviously favors the big play and has often held on to the ball waiting for deep routes to develop rather than scrambling, throwing it away or checking down. This got me thinking: Will having watched Troy play in his place make Alex a better quarterback?