Troy Smith to Start for the 49ers!

This Sunday, Troy Smith will take the first snap for the San Francisco 49ers against the Broncos—in London, of all places, which is either fate or simply a very bizarre place to play a football game. After starting QB Alex Smith separated his shoulder, 49ers head coach Mike Singletary (more evidence of the hand of fate) bypassed second-string QB in favor of the third-string Smith.

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49ers: NFL team with the most potentially productive draft

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By Paul M. Banks

San Francisco’s draft strategy is simple: always take the best available player right? Their front office stresses value over need. Perhaps even more than the GMs of the New York Giants (Jerry Reese) and Green Bay Packers (Ted Thompson). But they have plenty of needs to fill too. And as one of the two NFL teams with 2 picks in the 1st round, (Seattle is the other, but they’re kind of a hot mess right now) they could easily find themselves back in the playoffs next year should they make the right moves.

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