Huge game for Mike Singletary and Alex Smith and maybe the rest of that squad. They have to beat Carolina, and I think they have to do it in a manner that shows they can play because the buzz around this team is still a large majority bad.
Already people are wanting York to call Gruden and see what he's up to next season. I myself, a long time "it's not the QB that's the issue. Alex will be fine if we keep an O-Coordinator." guy have jumped that ship to the "Alex will be fine if we change out so called personality because he is apparently a slinger."
Shit I even watched Auburn vs Arkansas last week because I heard those were two of the best QB's in the SEC this year and wanted to get a start on looking at some prospects (Cam Newton is certainly an interesting one. Would he be a monstrous WR, or a TE? I long stride HB? Or can he play QB at the next level?).
It's bad... but winning solves all that, our division is piss poor and we've cleared the meat of out schedule and are now looking at some seriously winnable games... big week...