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Smith Loses Job But Not Perspective

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Alex Smith has won the job, lost the job, got hurt on the job, reinvented himself on the job, and experienced any number of other flips and flops as a high-profile 49ers employee.

You want perspective on the hurly-burly of the 49ers quarterback spot? Smith has got it -- from every angle, with every emotion.

Now, after losing his job when an injury opened the door for Colin Kaepernick, Smith is watching Kaepernick lead the 49ers into Super Bowl XLVII against Baltimore.

So, leave it to Smith to provide the best, sanest perspective on the whole phenomenon.

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