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Comcast Has “Conversation” with Alex Smith

Posted by Taylor Price on January 19, 2010 – 12:37 PM

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will debut an exclusive interview with 49ers quarterback Alex Smith this Friday night. Smith’s interview with Comcast’s Mindi Bach (which starts at 6:30 p.m. on the West Coast) is a must-see for the 49ers Faithful. 

Bach sat down with Smith recently after the season to film the half-hour special which is part of Comcast’s “A Conversation With” series.

In the interview (which you can see a sneak preview of here), Smith answers questions on his own personal play as well as the 49ers performance as team in 2009. Bach also asked Smith about the quarterback competition before the start of the 2009 season as well as his outlook on the 49ers chances in 2010.

After the initial broadcast, Smith’s interview will re-air on January 25 (10:00 p.m.), January 28 (6:30 p.m.), and January 31 (10:00 p.m.).

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55 Responses to “Comcast Has “Conversation” with Alex Smith”

  1. By Kevin on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I really am excited to see what Alex can do with the same OC for a second consecutive season! He really started to show what he can do this year, he just needs to fine tune his skills

  2. By Jo on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    But why does Alex never pump fake the ball though?

  3. By Big Jim on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Actually, I think Alex Smith pump faked a couple of times during the Jax game, and a little during the Colts game. -It’d be hard for any QB to really pump-fake behind that injury/reserve-filled line during the late parts of that season.

  4. By Don on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    cause he doesn’t know how!!!!

  5. By kenny on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply


  6. By Ray on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    This will be Alex’s last chance to prove himself.

    And Kenny, perhaps the reason why the 49ers don’t listen to you is because they can’t understand what you’re saying homeboy

  7. By Richie on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    hey kenny…put the bottle down man…hahhaha.

  8. By Deezy on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Lol at Richie good comment

  9. By J. Ortiz on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    We have the QBs we need going into 2010. We have alex who put some fire under our team, maybe its his youth, maybe its his hunger. Shaun was a great professional. He wasn’t the greatest QB we have had, but he made sure we had some Ws in our book. He also never commited any grave mistakes that would have shot our confidence down.

    But there is something about Alex Smith that has energized not only the locker room but the fan base, though it has not all been “good vibrations” from the latter.

    Give Alex the tools: Time, Continuity, Consistent Starters, and Confidence.

    If we give him the chance to know he will start, as well as work with the same set of starters and have the same coordinator and coach, Alex can develop into a great QB, for THIS team. These are all elements that great QBs start their careers with (see: Aaron Rodgers), and that most teams with good QBs today have to work with. These are also elements that Alex has NEVER once had in his short career, and will greatly benefit from in the post-season.

    And for all the Smith Doubters, begging and drooling over the prospect of Tebow or McCoy coming to the Bay, need I remind you the kind of career Alex had in his college day, one that resembles the two Rookies heading to the Draft. Those boys might fare better than Alex, but it would be puerely based on the system they are drafted into, and not their talent.

    Not to mention we have an eager and somehow forgotten young QB who had a great pre-season show, sitting at No. 3 on the Depth Chart.

  10. By owen on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    lets see what alex can do after a full off season of strengthening his right arm and shoulder, having the same o.c for the first time, working with crab and v.d…..and maybe fixing or addressing the problems on the offensive line. i still have hope and faith in him

  11. By 49erfaithfulSince'88 on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Alex doesnt need to pump fake. its not his style. He will be good next year with the same OC. I’m just wondering who they’re going to pick up to help Smith with Protection and Open receivers.

    Return Guy #1 priority!!!! GO NINERS!!!

  12. By ObiJwon on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I think that Alex CAN be a good starting QB for the Niners. Many people do not remember, or know, that with Alex at QB, the Niners were one of the top teams, percentage wise, to score once in the red zone. That shows poise and quick judgment making from the man. As mentioned before, he needs time back there to be more effective. Lets give that a go first. This is also his final year in his re-done contract. He will be busting his butt to prove himself. With the emergence of Vernon this year and adding Crabtree to be opposite of Morgan will be rewarding to us as fans and also for Alex’s confidence moving forward. We need to add 1-2 Offensive linemen, and a shifty speed back, (that can hopefully catch), to compliment Gore’s style. Give Alex more than 2 seconds and he WILL find the endzone.

  13. By James on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    In my opinion, Alex will have a strong season next year as will the 49ers. The niners will lock him up to a long term extension and we will FINALLY have a Franchise QB. Again, thats just what I think will end up happening. I can see 3200-3600yds 25-32TD and a rating around 85-95. If the team finishes around 9-11 wins, as they should, that will help him even more.

  14. By 49er-for-life on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    i still think not signing kory sheets at the need of pre season was horrible….him and coffee were among the top rushers in the league in preseason…and i know its pre season but so what…but we certainly need to sign a return man or trade for one( Cleveland’s josh cribbs) and also some offensive line….and next year our pass defense will be better with clements coming back and hopefully walt harris, too…..but primarily we need to improve the offensive side of the ball

  15. By Gary on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I really want to see what Nate Davis can do for our team. He was great in pre season and he looks like he has the speed and accuracy to bring the 49ers back to the top. Hopefully he will work hard this offseason and get the playbook down in an effort to bring us back to a 49ers VS Cowboys NFC championship game next year!

  16. By pistolpetesSF49ers on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    TIME TO STEP IT UP ALEX LETS SEE WHAT U GOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By Randy on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I think Kenny nailed it. I couldn’t have put it any better.

  18. By 9er on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    !st Draft Joe Haden for Corner, move Nate Clements to strong safety to play along side Goldson. Then 2nd pick in 1st round, draft a lineman. Then 2nd round also another lineman.

  19. By tony on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I think the niners need to upgrade their offensive line. and they need a de/dt to push the pass rush inside.

  20. By bravo on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I think that smith is a good qb i say get CJ Spiller rb from clemson to help gore out i c him being the next Chris johnson hes also got great return skills so get cj spiller singletary and taylor mays from usc

  21. By NinerNoKaOi on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Most of these comments are right on.
    Look carefully at our position players and you have reason to be optimistic for next year.
    Top priority is a good return man from free agency or the late rounds of the draft and get some O line help in the early rounds.

    Go 9ers!

  22. By Matt on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    All I have to say is Michael Vick in Niners red and gold for next year would be sick!!!

  23. By alex on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    yea give smith one last chance if he dont work out then draft that QB out of Washington that will becoming out next year who actually plays in a pro style offense

  24. By carlos on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    I dont see alex getting better not trying to be negative but it has been to many yrs of up and down with smith i think the niners should give davis a try 3rd string he looked strong in the pre season. Oh and one thing that i hate about alex that any tie he get some pressure he always steps back 5 to 10 yards then trows instead of running forward or trying to scramble away then trowing for a stronger better pass

  25. By Damon Meyer on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    It will be interesting to see what Alex looks like with 7 months of preparation for the job of a playoff winning QB. Specifically he seems to lack some throwing skills you’d think would be there after playing Quarterback all these years in College and Pro. He has the fast strike, but he needs more diversity in his delivery:
    1. A softer touch throw that drops beyond defenders.
    2. Just a little less power on the ball sometimes at short range.
    3. Throw balls ahead of the receiver to get more RAC.
    4. Stop throwing at the sky or ankles of the receiver on screens.
    It will be fun to see him take a leap forward.

  26. By lacy on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    i sure hope you get your position back , i believe n you and you just staring to be great, you a 49ers baby, we love you, your shoes are huge, huge,to fill……….. cant wait until next season!

  27. By frickr1 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Hey all your comments on A.S. were great,positive , good job true fans . Thats what I like to read

  28. By Smuman on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith looked good under Norv Turner, the only time he really had any chance to look good. SO if he has one more year with the same offense, for the first time in his career, maybe he’ll show what he is able to do. Hope springs eternal!

  29. By Shesky on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    I have witnessed Alex and his ability to use his raw talent & skills.Yes he needs maturing & familiarity with an OC.But he realy lacks the ability to adlib,move in the pocket,avoid tacklers,& pump fake.I just wish I could see that intangable ability to consistantly make good plays when the called ones break down.He just hasn’t shown that.I don’t think that changing OC’s each year has an effect on those kind of skills.You either have them or you don’t.I really think Nate Davis needs more playing time,because I truly believe HE has those skills & is the real future of the 49ers.I hope Alex proves me wrong but I wouldn’t bet money on it.

  30. By basil on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    I really question the offensives play calling, first half and second half seemed to be two deferent games. But to have the same OC two years in a row could be a blessing ,, and Alex has a chance to prove himself ,, so-be-it !

  31. By robert on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    first thing we need to do is resign franklin so willis can keep doing his job and i think alex will be fine with what we have going on would like to see more offense like the last few games and gore showed he can run out of a shotgun fromation as well the oline did step it up even with the injuries am interested to see what we do with clements and harris coming back we should be top 5 defense easily would like to see coffee used alittle more but depends on how well he knows the playbook now

  32. By robert on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    alex gives us the better shot to win because our team believes in him when he is back there they know he can get the ball to anyone on the field look at the dif from when he was in there to not over 100 yards a game dif amazing and with the same system hopefully he will only get better he deserves this last chance to prove himself and coach sing is gonna give it to him i hope

  33. By Robert on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Can the niners trade A.S. and a 1st round pick to Carolina for Peppers and Gamble????

  34. By suda on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    finally. consistency in the organization. even with the qb situation, there is not a controversy going into traqining camp. like every other starter, smith will have to earn the right to keep his job but for the first time, the team as a whole can build upon a years worth of work on offense and defense.

    make they key improvements, and existing players will also improve. contuity is worth at least 2 more wins IMO.

    looking forward to seeing the 2010 product.

  35. By ivquatch on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    J. Ortiz,

    If we draft that bible-thumping-super-bowl-ad-wasting-jump-pass-throwing-retard, Tebow, I’m going to hang myself. What a moron.

  36. By Chris (EPT) on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    i dont think trading Alex smith and a 1st round pick for peppers and gamble is a good idea. Our Defense is good enuff with the personnel we have. 49ers Top priorities should be 1. Return Man, 2. Offensive line, 3. Safety, and maybe a good running back that can help in the passing game.

  37. By Busch on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    I was optimistic for alex but 5 years is 5 years. aaron rodgers doesn’t seem to be having any trouble. The most points put up all year was what….24 maybe 27. there was 35 against the rams but 21 of those were defensive points. alex can’t put points on the board and never has been able to put points on the board. manning throws for 300+ yards almost every week. alex threw for 310 yards one time. Thats unacceptable given some of the lousy defenses they faces this year and with the weapons on offense. it’d be nice to see nate have a chance, if that doesn’t work then go back to the draft or get a veteran to take advantage of the weapons while you still have them

  38. By edggy on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    nah o line should be first priority then corner back and resign franklin speed at the wideout need to be able too stretch the field . they can get a return man in the middle of the draft . i for one am pulling for smith i saw alot more that i liked from him then i didnt .and all u tebow vick n mcnab people make me sick get a clue, go niners

  39. By edggy on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    and moronic davis fans

  40. By Matthew on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Its looking like Warner is going to retire…here come the 49ers to the playoffs.

  41. By Niner Jan on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    QB’s don’t get the chance to AD LIB–they are supposed to execute the calls that are CALLED IN. How can ANY fan KNOW when a QB ad libs vs does as he is told? Often the DEFENSE determines what action a QB will take after a play has been called in. Fans are not GOD–to KNOW what is transpiring between a play call and the QB’s action out of the huddle.

    Alex has NOT played a long time on the pro level. Don’t forget that he lost a good 2 or more years with shoulder injuries. Speak the truth or don’t speak at all here! Don’t let on that you are ignorant or prejudiced by what you speak.

    Quit comparing the preseason of Nate Davis to the actual on-field season of Alex Smith. In preseason, especially when you are the 3rd QB in line, you get to play against all the 3rd round backups–and not the starters. I’d think that people should know that before they post here.

    Any rookie picked in April Draft will most likely NOT be a starter on any team. They need to learn a new system, work with new WR’s, and get used to the much faster speed of the NFL vs college. To expect all that of a rookie QB is asking for miracles!

    Glad to see more positive than negative posts, though. Keep thinking, fans!

    Niner Mom

  42. By Niner Jan on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t have COMCAST TV. Can 49ers.com publish an audio on Alex Smith’s interview, please.

    Niner JAN

  43. By Niner_F8ful on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    To the Moderators:

    I was wondering why this posting were all PRO ALEX SMITH… now i know why… it’s because the moderators do not publish/approve negative (but realistic) sentiments about Alex Smith.

    So you too are:
    1. pro Alex Smith
    2. against ‘freedom of the press’
    3. propagandonizing the Comcast interview

    Let me tell you something once again… even if it lands on moderator’s ears…

    Alex Smith is just good enough, but wont be good enough to win championships. For the same reasons I listed before, he is just not good enough. He’ll continue to frustrate Niners management, players, and fans.

  44. By 49ermarc on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    I cant wait to see what Alex can do behind the snap with the same OC and a more experienced offense. Alex showed great athletic ability on certain occasions which really proved he does has skill and strength to take niners where they want to go.

    This guy has an arm people and the more confidence he gets, the more dangerous he is going to become. There are some things ALex needs to correct, but there are small things. I want Alex to take control of his team and command where he wants to take his team.

    I knew the niners would have some success in 2009 season under Singletary.(NFC champs cardinal sweep)

    The peices are in place in 2010 is the year the niners will dominate.


  45. By Shaun Hill on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Playing quarterback is about making smart, fast decisions, none of which Alex Smith does well at all. He might have an arm and look pretty for the girls, buts thats all he is worth. Shaun Hill was and is a winner, the play calling killed him off. We was super predictable, running on every 1st and 2nd down, then passing on 3rd down. The Defense needs to be fooled, they are way to good to just run right at them. Defense almost always sets up in a run defense on 1st and 2nd downs, then sets up in pass formation on 3rd down. This caused way to much pressure on Shaun Hill and he had no one to throw to. They put Alex in the Shotgun a lot which gave him time to look and throw. Games are usually won by the play calling not always the players. SHAUN HILL WON 8 GAMES STRAIGHT AT HOME ( 8-0 ), THIS GOT SINGLETARY HIRED AS COACH. Then they tried to get rid of him, by bad play calling. He is like Rodney Dangerfield, ” He gets no respect ” !! BRING BACK SHAUN HILL !!

  46. By chris davis on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    first, of all i hope mike singletary, scot mcClougan, and jed york is able to read this posting. i would love to see alex pump fake more for the simple fact it freezes defenses and also eliminate stareing down receivers. This team can score points so why not get better personnel on special teams (kick returner) it would give the team better field position which gives more opportunities to score points battle is not getting the job done and he cost us in a couple of games. The team needs one more wide receiver preferrably 6’3″ to 6’5″ with speed and great hands. The offensive line is a major concern if alex has more time i think he would be successful, for the most part the defense is fine i think manny lawson and justin smith stepped up big as well as dashon goldson if i had to choose a weakness on defense it would be cornerback. I expect the niners to make the playoffs, learn how to win ,expect to win ,and play all four quarters. Give us the vikings game, the colts game, the texans game, and the seattle game and we are in the playoffs. go niners p.s. love the throwback uniforms it brings back memories lets get those memories back.

  47. By Niner fan4life on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    I think that Alex Smith will be a career back-up. As much as I hate to say it, the niners would fare very well with vick. Sing wants to be a run first offense that is not pass happy. With Vick behind the center and gore or coffee behind him, we will have the ultimate rushing threat. Not to mention that Vick can still very well throw the pig-skin. Defenses will have to account for Crabs, VD, Gore, Vick, and Morgan. Just look at what the ATL rushing stas when they had vick and Dunn…….Many will disagree, but this is just a shot in the dark!!!! Go-niners!!!!

  48. By chris on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    michael vick? come on niner fans yea he can run as a qb but dont think he is any better than alex……..he still threw picks just looked soooo good cause he RAN!!!! that was then this is now, give alex ONE last and final year with jimmy(hoprfully he doesnt croak hahaha) and lets see what happens. im getting impatient as everyone but a qb is very hard to just bring in adjust to stuff quickly, i think we r playoff bound next year without a doubt as long as we fix the o-line and give alex some time!!!!

  49. By robb on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    The way our o line has handled protection over smiths career, he is lucky he is still able to play ball. if we had drafted aaron rodgers same issues would be here because reallly alex has missed half of those five years and continues to fight and show improvment, has better legs than many starting qbs and not playing a full season still had more tds than some 16 game starters. ppl give him a break hes not montana or young but let me tell you, he will have a huge season next year barring any injuries (knock on wood) its time to release s.hill move davis up and lets get this show crackin we are close, remember we lost 6 of 8 by only 1 score to teams like ind,min,gb and we are young so WATCH OUT HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!

  50. By Jason on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    If Crabtree comes thru, Alex Smith comes thru, Gore comes thru, Willis comes thru, and NEW SAFETIES AND CORNERS COME THRU! Then i think 49ers will be in Playoffs Next Year!

  51. By jose on Jan 23, 2010 | Reply

    wow all these people saying alex smith is bad need to give him a chance. 2006 was the only year he played a FULL season. plus at that time the 49ers were a bad team in every aspect and alex smith was a rookie. it is true that he should fake pump more often. but he just got back from his shoulder injury. by 2010 he’ll be able to show the 49ers what he truly is

  52. By jose on Jan 23, 2010 | Reply

    does anyone know a site where u can see the conversation i dont have comcast only directv

  53. By Chris (EPT) on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    We should all let Alex Smith prove he should be our franchise QB. If after this 2010 season he flops then i say he should be released.

  54. By 49ermarc on Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    Let Alex prove himself this year. He has all the tools needed to have success. If he fails to show improvement as a leader or doesn’t lead the niners to the playoffs–it is over …cut him!

  55. By faithfulnick on Aug 12, 2010 | Reply

    no more excuses u got all the wepons a brand new O-line you better do it or get out of the way i have your jersey in my droor because you havent earnd the right to be hung up, for god sakes Alex earn it! be a man and lead the niners to victory,PLEASE!

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