Re: Falcons vs. 49ers.
Honestly, I think the 9ers are a QB away from being elite in the NFC.
They have a very good defense. The have a very good ground attack (especially when Gore is healthy). But Hill is mediocre at best. He will have games where he looks like a second tier QB, but then he has games that shows why he is a journeyman quarterback.
And while I still think Alex Smith can be that QB, unless the 49ers go into a tailspin and Singletery needs to spark the offense by putting in Smith...it won't happen. And Smith might not be the future at the position for the team either.
Hill also is not the future. At best he is keeping the seat warm.
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