Troy Smith has been an undeniable spark for the offense and OC Mike Johnson has devised some very interesting ways to utilize his skills to complement the other talent on the 49ers offense.
Still, it is quite interesting that perhaps the most talked-about potential combination in the aftermath of Troy Smith's ascension to starter has yet to materialize.
Troy Smith and Ted Ginn, Jr. had incredible chemistry in their years together at Ohio State University, spurring the Buckeyes to a national championship and Smith to a Heisman Trophy.
However, not only has Smith yet to complete a pass to Ginn in his two starts this season, he has yet to even attempt one. In fact, since Smith was named the starter, Ginn has been used almost exclusively on special teams.
The 49ers' brass has preached the mantra of easing Smith into an unfamiliar system, yet they refuse to let him make plays with a receiver with whom he has played since the age of six.
The fact that the 49ers have not exploited nor even explored this long-standing combination is curious indeed. If the two can re-kindle their old spark, it could be huge for the team.