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November 28, 2006
Smith on the run

Question: I kinda like some recent play by Alex Smith where he's gone old school with screen plays and naked boots that use his mobility in sneaky ways. I don't recall these as weapons used by Norv Turner in the past. Whose call have these plays been?

- Tim Hartigan, Sacramento

Answer: That's Norv's call. Smith is very good on the run, especially rolling to his right. It's a play that takes a lot of coordination, however, and it's one that the offense has become more efficient with as the season has gone on.

- Matthew Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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