Nolan Throws Smith Under Bus, Again
Update: This is from a quick Q&A with Nolan from Press Democrat writer Lowell Cohn.
Cohn: I just read a quote you gave Peter King at S.I. You’re talking about O’Sullivan and you say, “His play’s been better at the position than what we’ve had at any point in the last three years.” Why did you say that?
Nolan: “My comment to Peter was talking about the entire position, and I’ll talk to Peter because I know him well. As the conversation was going, I said the position is playing better than it has at any time since I’ve been here, not any one in particular. I have been pleased with the way the individuals have played. But Alex is playing at a very high level as well, in my opinion. So it was a position comment.”
Cohn: I want to clarify this. You were speaking about the position. You were not saying O’Sullivan is better now than Alex was at any time in the last three years.
Nolan: (He frowns.) “We haven’t played a game yet.”
Earlier this morning: This really shouldn’t come as a shock, since Nolan did this last season to Smith. The 49ers have only played three preseason games and Nolan has already taken another shot at his former starting quarterback. This is a comment Nolan made to Peter King of SI.
“Thus far,” Nolan told King, “J.T.’s been better than the other two (Smith and Shaun Hill), and there hasn’t really been much of a gray area. His play’s been better at the position than what we’ve had at any point in the last three years.”
The soap opera continues…
Source: Peter King