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Joe Staley & Notorious 'Blown TO' Called; 107.7 Bone, this morning (funny story)

Did anybody else tune into 107.7 "The Bone" this morning? -Joe Staley was being interviewed by the guys (Lamont & Tonelli) and he offered a funny anecdote about Troy Smith in the huddle, and the 'full' story regarding that blown time-out that got a lot of people pist-off on game day. (Hopefully a podcast will be up later/tomorrow.) http://www.landtworld.com/index.php/media/audio.html

As told by Staley, there was a 10-man personnel miscount in the huddle, and the personnel group from the sideline was shouting at the huddle getting everybody nervous as hell (cause our staff is that f**king disorganized as usual) before the play was even delivered to Troy's helmet from the sideline.

Anyways, Troy Smith stops the entire huddle (as if he was getting ready to give out the next play), and says "Hey guys... I have a really simple solution for all of this", from which that point forward Troy turns around and signals the ref the time-out gesture (making a 'T' with his hands). The whole huddle burst out laughing (their asses off), meanwhile Singletary was having a conniption fit on the sideline, but it calmed the entire huddle down for almost the rest of the game (according to Staley).

Staley was also commenting that Troy had a firm 'vice-like' grasp of the huddle for being a guy who hasn't started a game in practically 2 years, and it seemed like Troy had full control of the huddle, as well as a 'loose' attitude/calm demeanor (with a sense of humor) when going about the nuances of getting everybody ready before lining up.

-Very insightful interview though, and from how it sounds I don't honestly blame Troy Smith for calling a TO in that situation. Seriously, 8 weeks going in and we still haven't fixed these issues, gimme a break.
Thats funny and sad at the same time
Troy Smith looks calm and collective in his third career start while #11 still looks like a deer in headlights.
Originally posted by susweel:
Troy Smith looks calm and collective in his third career start while #11 still looks like a deer in headlights.

dude, now you are just trolling. This has nothing to do with Alex Smith yet you bring him up
Originally posted by valrod33:
Thats funny and sad at the same time

No s**t!!! -We need to create a new position on the staff called, "Sideline Quality Control Coach", have him be an ex-official/booth reviewer cause clearly nobody on our staff is cut out for something so f**king simple!
  • Wodwo
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Thanks for posting this. Not being local, I never would have caught it.

I haven't heard about what goes on in the huddle much with any of our other QBs.

This story makes it sound like Troy is the perfect counter to an emotional coach like Singletary. He did have an aura about him in that game that I really liked. Looks and sounds like he does have that leadership that this YOUNG offense needs.

I'm not crowning him yet or anything. Just a positive sign.

Cool story, Bro.
Man, Singletary better give T.Smith the start against the Rams. You know Alex is gonna say he's ready to go regardless. He knows he's about to, if not already, lose his job.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by susweel:
Troy Smith looks calm and collective in his third career start while #11 still looks like a deer in headlights.

dude, now you are just trolling. This has nothing to do with Alex Smith yet you bring him up

It has everything to do with #11 because both are QBs on the 49ERS. Everything Troy does will be compared to #11 until #11 is no longer on the team.

Like it or not its a fact.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Thats funny and sad at the same time

exactly.
BTW, just give the f**king staff a set of these! GOD DAMN!!!! What other NFL team has these mickey mouse issues??

Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by susweel:
Troy Smith looks calm and collective in his third career start while #11 still looks like a deer in headlights.

dude, now you are just trolling. This has nothing to do with Alex Smith yet you bring him up

It has everything to do with #11 because both are QBs on the 49ERS. Everything Troy does will be compared to #11 until #11 is no longer on the team.

Like it or not its a fact.

This has to do with the coaching staff and how wack they are.

This thread isnt Troy vs Alex, there are other threads where that is being discussed.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by susweel:
Troy Smith looks calm and collective in his third career start while #11 still looks like a deer in headlights.

dude, now you are just trolling. This has nothing to do with Alex Smith yet you bring him up

It has everything to do with #11 because both are QBs on the 49ERS. Everything Troy does will be compared to #11 until #11 is no longer on the team.

Like it or not its a fact.

This has to do with the coaching staff and how wack they are.

This thread isnt Troy vs Alex, there are other threads where that is being discussed.


You just hate me.
I'm happy for Troy Smith, he knows this is a huge opportunity for him and the affect he has on the players have been nothing but positive.

To me it seems like he has the IT factor when it comes to leadership and according to Staley he already has gain the respect in the huddle, and it's possible that this team will rally around this guy and that alone maybe enough to make something special happen this season.

Then again it can be a double-edged sword, because if the Niners happen to end the season with wins (meaningless or not), it might save Sing's @ss.
[ Edited by verb1der on Nov 2, 2010 at 10:20 AM ]
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by susweel:
Troy Smith looks calm and collective in his third career start while #11 still looks like a deer in headlights.

dude, now you are just trolling. This has nothing to do with Alex Smith yet you bring him up

It has everything to do with #11 because both are QBs on the 49ERS. Everything Troy does will be compared to #11 until #11 is no longer on the team.

Like it or not its a fact.

This has to do with the coaching staff and how wack they are.

This thread isnt Troy vs Alex, there are other threads where that is being discussed.


You just hate me.

I only hate you in niner talk
  • Wodwo
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Originally posted by susweel:


You just hate me.

I love you, susweel.

::big hug::