Mike Martz is mad, and Alex Smith couldn’t be much happier as he deals with his own frustration.
Those emotional states are not really related, but the San Francisco 49ers are hoping they mix into something brilliantly successful. Martz is San Francisco’s fourth offensive coordinator in the four years since Smith was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft. The constant change is one of the many reasons Smith has so far dealt with more failure than success as an NFL quarterback.
The 49ers hope to get a glimpse this weekend at how effective their offense might be as they open their first offseason camp since hiring Martz, who was fired after two seasons in Detroit.
For Smith, this will also be a big step in his recovery from a separated shoulder. He suffered the injury in September and ultimately required surgery after he could no longer play in December. It was a situation that caused tension between Smith and head coach Mike Nolan.
That tension, combined with a 16-32 record in threeRead More »from Starting over