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Alex Smith has had a forgettable run so far in San Fran
The former No. 1 overall pick is already being grouped with busts like Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell, and Tim Couch. If your name is in the same conversation as those guys, something is going terribly wrong.
Smith and the 49ers started off terribly in 2010.
The team started 0-5, losing each matchup by an average of 10.8 points.
Smith also posted a ridiculous nine interceptions through the first five games, a terrible feat to accomplish.
The 49ers eventually picked up a few quality wins, but could never get a win streak going to build momentum.
Smith and then-head coach, Mike Singletary, were even seen exchanging harsh words on the sidelines during a game.
Smith was subsequently benched for five games during the regular season, adding to the disaster.
However, things are already looking up for Smith and San Francisco.
The 49ers fired Mike Singletary and brought in the heavily touted Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh has long been regarded as a “players coach,” so reviving Smith's career is certainly possible.
2011 will be a defining year for Smith, who will be going into his sixth year in the league.
Keep an eye on Smith next season, he was drafted No. 1 overall for a reason.