If I had to choose between Alex Smith and Troy Smith to win an essential game, I'd defer until the first round of the 2011 NFL draft.
How's that for elusiveness in the pocket?
Of course, Mike Singletary does not have that luxury this week, as his 5-9 team heads into Sunday's potential division decider in St. Louis.
The 49ers have to start one of the Smiths against the Rams. Yes, they do.
Best bet: It's Alex Smith on Sunday, for continuity, with the possibility of a quick hook.
But I think it would be better if Singletary fully embraces the madcap nature of this wobbly division quest.
That means going back to Troy Smith, who is less predictable and more apt to do the crazy, risky things the 49ers will need Sunday.