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The 49ers' Peyton Manning blunder

A miscalculation. A boo-boo. Whatever you call it, San Francisco won't easily recover.

Originally Published: March 20, 2012
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Maybe it's already happened. But if it hasn't, I'd love to be on the phone when Jim Harbaugh calls Alex Smith to try to convince his quarterback that the 49ers' intense flirtation with Peyton Manning wasn't an indication that the organization doesn't have complete faith in the man who took San Francisco to the NFC championship game in January.

See, Alex, what had happened was …

This probably wasn't how Smith envisioned the offseason, after he engineered the ...

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