I saw this question asked on his chat at nfl.com
ryan, manteca 02:21 PM ET
what do you think of the 49ers this year and do you think smith is a bust or that he just hasn't had the opportunity to succeed because of the 7 oc's in 7 years
Gil Brandt, NFL.com
Hi Ryan. I have always liked Alex Smith a lot. He's still pretty young, he just turned 25. I don't think he's had a chance to develop because of all the different systems, and his injuries. I talked with Mike Singletary at the Combine, and I think he feels the same way. I think Smith will surprise some people, and the 49ers will win the NFC West.
[ Edited by Tyler82 on May 22, 2009 at 4:41 PM ]