We’ll be elbows deep in ‘Mullens Mania’ until the San Francisco
We’ll be elbows deep in ‘Mullens Mania’ until the San Franciscoin Potain 01.03.2019 04:56
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49ers play the New York Giants. Given how bad the Giants are Quarterback Nick Mullens Jersey , it may very well continue past that game. The 49ers have a history of playing the quarterback merry go-round and oftentimes it hasn’t ended well. Given all the love we’ve been spewing on Nick Mullens, this writer included, it’s probably time to bring up the last time a backup quarterback for the 49ers took the starting job after a brilliant game.No, not that time, I meant the OTHER time a backup quarterback took a starter’s job. No, not that time either. You know what? Forget it. Not even trying cryptic stuff here. I’m talking about the last time a third string quarterback took the starting job. A chance to save Mike Singletary’s job and put Alex Smith on the bench for good. Yep, I’m talking about Troy Smith. In 2010, the 49ers were a disaster and starting quarterback Alex Smith was feeling the brunt of it. The “We want Carr!” chants were heard loud and clear during a home game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and head coach Mike Singletary looked even more agitated on the sidelines than usual. The fans would get their wish in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, where Alex Smith suffered a shoulder injury. The game didn’t go well. Carr went 5 for 13 Rookie Nick Mullens Jersey , getting a paltry 67 yards and throwing a late-game interception. Heading into Week 8 against the Denver Broncos, Alex Smith’s injury was still an issue. It was obvious the 49ers would need to go in a different direction. Enter Troy Smith, a third string quarterback signed from the Baltimore Ravens. In Week 8, the 49ers traveled to London to face the Broncos and Troy Smith started. And didn’t show much in the first half. Of course it’s not how you start, but how you finish — and Troy Smith finishing the game having completed 12 of 19 (63.2 percent) passes for 196 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions, and a 115.2 passer rating. Not too shabby. Of course the 49ers would have to give it another week. It was a life or death situation with the fans hatred towards Alex Smith after all. It was that bad. So in came the (then) St. Louis Rams. Troy Smith again impressed, completed 17 of 28 (60.7) passes for 356 yards, one touchdown Nick Mullens Jersey , and a 116.7 passer rating. So the 49ers found their quarterback right? Nope. The next three games, Troy Smith would not get above a 65 passer rating. A far cry from the 115 and 116 he posted in his first two starts. He’d also average an interception each game. One of these gems was an awful blow out suffered at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It goes without saying the 49ers were ready to return to Alex Smith and ride out the awful season. But it didn’t end there. Troy Smith’s finest hour came in the Week 16 game against the Rams. See, the 49ers had a chance to make it to the playoffs. A chance with a losing record, but still a chance. So the battle for the division was held in St. Louis, and wouldn’t you know, Troy Smith would get the start. He wouldn’t finish. Instead, after more paltry play, this happened (go here if the DMCA biscuits block the below video): That is Mike Singletary arguing with Troy Smith after more poor play. Alex Smith would come finish the game and fumble it away, sending the Rams to fight for the West in Seattle. This is a turn of events that led to Seattle winning and the unfortunately awesome “Beast Quake” playoff game. Singletary didn’t even make it to the end of the season. Following the Rams loss, the 49ers fired him and inserted Jim Tomsula to close out the season. Alex Smith played the final game against the Arizona Cardinals. Troy Smith was not brought back for 2011 when the 49ers hired Jim Harbaugh. And Alex Smith Nick Mullens 49ers Jersey , under good coaching for once, became one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. This was the last time a third stringer took the starting role, and Troy Smith showed all sorts of promise. After that game against the Broncos, there was some hope the 49ers found their quarterback. Unfortunately, once film was seen and tendencies developed (as well as awful coaching in an even worse offensive system) Troy was proven to be worse than Alex — so much so he never made an NFL 53-man roster after that season.Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself with Mullens.Mike McGlinchey expects to play Sunday vs. Cardinals The San Francisco 49ers offensive line took some hits this past week against the Los Angeles Chargers, but the unit appears to be making progress for Week 5 vs. the Arizona Cardinals. Left tackle Joe Staley, right tackle Mike McGlinchey, and center Weston Richburg all missed Wednesday’s practice, but McGlinchey and Richburg appear set to get some work in on Thursday.McGlinchey told the media before practice that the MRI on his knee came back clean, and he expects to play on Sunday. Richburg did not miss any snaps last week Cheap Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey , but a knee injury had him banged up. The 49ers will release their official practice report in an hour or so, but it would appear both McGlinchey and Richburg will be listed as no worse than limited.Staley is the kind of guy who can get limited practice in and still be cleared for the game. My guess is he will get a DNP or limited designation on Thursday, and then a limited designation on Friday. If he is unable to play on Sunday, Garry Gilliam would start in his place.Richard Sherman is back at practice, but his status is up in the air. He was ruled out fairly quickly last week, and the expectation was that he would probably miss this week’s game. Sherman spoke to the media on Thursday before practice, and would not rule out being able to play. He said he would practice on Thursday and they would see how things develop from there. My guess is he doesn’t play on Sunday, but he is pushing for it.Marquise Goodwin did not practice on Wednesday as he was dealing with hamstring and quadricep issues. The team will already be without Dante Pettis on Sunday, so getting Goodwin back would be big for depth on the outside.We’ll have the full injury report later this afternoon or early evening.