More nice stuff from NFL.com, saying we were able to get by last year with Alex at QB, but won't in 2012, basically a pretender. Usual crap from media, if you aren't a big city, or have a franchise QB you get s**t on.
Pretenders or contenders II
If the 49ers are going to take the next step after losing in last year's NFC Championship Game, they will face a stiff challenge in the first two weeks, going up against the Packers and Lions. But think about this: The Packers have Aaron Rodgers and the Lions have Matthew Stafford. The 49ers have Alex Smith. Which of these things are not like the other? The 49ers got away with it last year, but won't this season.