I really do hate to see the reports regarding Alex Smith and his concussion - the ones that say Smith threw his touchdown pass with blurred vision. While I commend him for his ability in the clutch and while under siege, I firmly do not believe Jim Harbaugh when he says that Smith suffered the concussion at a different time. I do not believe that the concussion symptoms occurred later on ... I just think that most teams in the NFL care more about winning (or getting a tie, I guess) in the heat of the moment and maybe turn a blind eye.
I'm not condemning the coaching staff or Smith or anything, I just hate to see that kind of thing happen. It's one of the reasons I have a profound dislike for guys who say things like "mild concussion," or "concussion-like symptoms," even though the latter is just as bad as "he just got his bell rung."
At any rate, we move on from that LOL of a football game and face a tougher foe on Monday Night Football: the Chicago Bears. Onto your links for the day.
Harbaugh: 49ers have "bumps, bruises" after 75-minute game (Barrows)
49ers burned by fakes, Akers slumping, knowing OT rules, etc (Maiocco)
The curious case of David Akers (Branch)
Smith or Kaepernick on Monday? It's in neurologist's hands now (Barrows)
Smith improving after concussion (Maiocco)
NFL admits timing error in 49ers-Rams game (Maiocco)
Film review: Assessing Kaepernick; 9ers should feel lucky to have tied (Barrows)
Will the 49ers replace David Akers? (BA Sports Guy)
49ers' offensive grades against the St. Louis Rams in week 10 (Gin)
Davis accepts role in 49ers' offense (Maiocco)
The San Francisco 49ers' heralded defense can't get it done (Poole)