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Nothing wrong with taking chances

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Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson likes the fact that quarterback Troy Smith is willing to take chances on the field -- and long as he protects the ball. So far, Smith has done that.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Troy Smith has only started two games at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, but if there's one quality he has that offensive coordinator Mike Johnson wants to see more of, it's this: his daring. Don't think the 49ers like to see Smith to take chances on the field? You're wrong. They do. They just want to make sure he takes them at the right times and in the right... Recommended Stories