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Alex Smith has been labeled everything from a "bust" to a "serviceable starter," and to quote Eminem, "Will the real (Alex Smith) please stand up?"
The 49ers have Colin Kaepernick waiting in the wings, but after running a gimmick offense at Nevada, the former Wolf Pack quarterback won't be ready this year.
This leaves Alex Smith as the only viable option at quarterback on the roster, and Smith has shown flashes of talent here and there.
Now, the former No. 1 overall pick needs to put it all together and have a productive 2011 for the 49ers to have playoff hopes.