Originally posted by verb1der:
Singletary was bluffing with the benching, if he was serious he would not have blown up on Alex Smith on the sideline, and sent Carr in.
The reason why Sing blew up on the sideline is because Alex Smith is ALL he has, and he wanted to see Alex Smith respond to it.
Singletary does not want to tear down another foundation after already firing Jimmy Raye. A HUGE decision was placed on Sing's hand, and he could not pull the trigger riding on high emotions and probably decided to wait until after this game (watch the film, blah blah) to decide on a season-changing decision.
I would not at all be surprised if Alex Smith starts again next week.
"Singletary was intent on benching him. He confronted Smith and told him of his desires. Smith, then, according to Vernon Davis didn't know what to do.
"It was too much for him,"
said Davis. The tight end then told Smith he didn't want Smith to come out and that Smith had to talk to Singletary.
By that time, David Carr was told he was coming in and he was on the phone to offensive coordinator Mike Johnson in the booth. From there, it's tough to determine what was said, because Smith and Singletary wouldn't divulge details. However, the discussion became more heated when offensive lineman Adam Snyder tried to intercede."
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