San Francisco 49ers: It's Time to Make a Very Difficult Choice Between T and A

Moose .Correspondent IDecember 8, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 20:  The Gold Rush San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders cheer for their team during their game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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There comes a time in every man's life when he must decide. It's not an easy thing to do, but you can't stay on the fence forever. That's right, you know what I'm talking about.

Meet the Smiths.

Troy and Alex. Who will it be? Word is that 49ers head coach Mike Singletary is choosing Alex to start this Sunday in a must-win game against the Seattle Seahawks. Anybody missing Shaun Hill?

Alex, if you didn't know by now, was the first player taken in the 2005 NFL Draft. He's had a few ups and downs as he nears the end of his sixth season with the 49ers. So far this year, the Niners were 1-6 under his, umm, leadership, and are the only team this year to lose to the Carolina Panthers

Troy, on the other hand, joined the team soon after he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens following the preseason and was chosen to start after backup quarterback David Carr's role in securing that loss against Carolina.

While the 49ers have won three of five games under his stewardship, offensive coordinator Mike Johnson was apparently stifled with his inability to use the entire playbook.

Secondary coach Johnnie Lynn may have been so upset about the move that he resigned. Ripples are being felt around the league. Keith Fitzhugh, a train operator in New York or somewhere, has turned down an opportunity to join the New York Jets in protest.

Aside from this, there have been few reports of organized protests over the move.

In fact, there are those who are hoping that Mike Singletary is trying to kill two birds with one stone. He might be improving the 49ers draft position AND finally getting himself fired with just one move!