Sam and Lissa's Blog 1-24
Both Sam and I have made no secret of the fact we have felt bad for Alex Smith ever since he got replaced by Colin Kaepernick. I came around sooner than Sam did…I mean after all Colin is great.
But I still feel sad every time I see him on the sidelines. I’ve met his darling wife Liz. In fact when I met her she reminded me of how she when 16 living in Morgan Hill she came out to see me at an event….and they’ve got a cute little boy and I heard another one on the day...And I just think Alex has handled himself better than almost anyone else would have. And how has he handled it? You’ve got to read Tim Kawakami’s column today in the Mercury…Why Alex Smith isn’t mad at his predicament…
Alex said he can’t fault Colin because that’s how he himself became the starting quarterback in college. A guy got hurt he stepped in. “So it’d be pretty hypocritical to be about about it. It’s just the nature of team sports.” Later says “he’d be lying if he said it wasn’t a little bittersweet…but at the same time it’s a team sport and these are all my teammates. You go through so much together” “If you can’t be happy for teammates, there’s something wrong with you…and that basically his feelings are secondary.
And if you saw the locker room after the Niners win on Sunday…the first face was Alex Smith who was grinning from ear to ear…As his buddy on the team Joe Staley says high-character guys…yes that’s Alex Smith.
As my Mom would say if she were alive…”That Alex Smith is a “mensch”.
I so wish him the best, even if it means he and Liz have to move to another city..another team. He is “the man”….