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49ers pick Alex Smith, not Singletary

Updated: October 15, 2010, 2:03 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

When in doubt, look to the players. The players usually know.

The coach? Well, right now, maybe the coach is on his own.

Alex Smith remains the quarterback of the winless San Francisco 49ers today for two reasons: (1) the 49ers don't have a better option, and (2) some of the team's top offensive stars made it clear the other night they had chosen Smith over Coach Mike Singletary. You doubt that? Look to the players.

It was right there on the sideline. ...

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