Question: It seems that Alex Smith takes three quarters to get into the flow of a game. Do you think he would be better served by using the pass to set up the run, somehow getting him into the game sooner?
- Jeff Rabinovitz, Sacramento
Answer: Well, that would run counter to the 49ers' offensive philosophy, which, of course, is to tenderize defenses with the run through three quarters. I don't see that changing any time soon.
- Matt Barrows