Good morning everyone. The 49ers host the Chiefs this Sunday, and of course, the story of the week is the return of Alex Smith. Naturally, the narrative in the national media is "Did the 49ers make the right choice?" Because of course it is. Pair that with the ever prevalent Jim Harbaugh locker room stories, and you have the recipe for a good week for masochists. I can only imagine twitter if the 49ers lose and Colin Kaepernick has a sub par game. As for the game, it should be interesting because of how similar the two teams really are. The Alex Smith chiefs are strikingly similar to the Alex Smith 49ers. And Colin Kaepernick hasn't changed anything too drastically from when Smith was here.
Both Anthony and Vernon Davis are questionable for Sunday along with Ian Williams in a game that can use every available body. Ian Williams has quietly had a very good start to the year for a Nose Tackle, and the Davises are of course indispensable. The gap between Anthony Davis and Jonathan Martin at right tackle is probably as close to the distance between Earth and the Moon as it gets amongst legitimate NFL players. Vernon Davis is of course just as indispensable because of the gap in talent between him, Vance McDonald and Derek Carrier. I know many were excited for Carrier, I was too, but after two games, I just don't see a ton of ability there. Since a real prediction worked last week, lets continue the trend again this week. I predict that the 49ers ... (Drum roll) ... best the Chiefs 28-17! Suck on that Alex Smiff! To the links!
For the masochists in the crowd Did the 49ers make the right choice with Colin Kaepernick? (ESPN)
49ers facing Chiefs pass-rush heat Sunday (Mercury News)
No sign of TE Davis, OT Davis or CB Brock at practice Friday (Mercury News)
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