SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley claims he caught quarterback Alex Smith checking out his trending Twitter self while on the team plane awaiting takeoff Monday night from Arizona.
Ha, says Smith, who insists he has no idea how to tweet and doesn't even have an account. They can argue that one all they want, yet nobody will deny that Smith and the 49ers (6-2) have been downright dominant of late, including a 24-3 Monday night rout of the Cardinals.
Suddenly, this season is looking an awful lot like last year. Jim Harbaugh's team is in command of the NFC West again, heading into the bye week on a roll.
And not to forget the defense, which hasn't allowed a touchdown in four of the past five games.