I’ll be honest. I was pulling for the 49ers to beat the Saints. All season I was trying to tell myself that they are a mediocre team and play in a mediocre division. But when they come out of the tunnel on Saturday, they were looking for respect. And they got it. Never in a million years did I think that the Saints would lose…again…as a road favorite. But it just goes to show you that a hungry fan base, hungry players, and a hungry coach, can make the biggest non-believers, believers.
I wrote on Friday that I didn’t have faith in Alex Smith to make any big plays and that the 49ers couldn’t score enough to win the game. Once again, I was proved wrong. On the final drive of the game with the 49ers down 32-29, Smith had ice water coursing through his veins. It was just incredible to watch him progressing through his reads. Read the rest of this entry »