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Three things that need to go right ...

1. MAKE ALEX SMITH DO MORE THAN MANAGE THE GAME. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, the former first overall pick in the draft, has been superb doing exactly what his coach, Jim Harbaugh has asked of him: limiting mistakes, spreading the ball around and handing off to Frank Gore. The... Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE, US PRESSWIRE