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Looking at whether players could send coaches practice tape


Alex Smith had one of those bright ideas recently that suddenly doesn’t seem so bright when you’re married. He considered asking his wife to videotape the 49ers practices last week, according to Matt Maiocco of

The idea would be to use the film as a teaching tool afterwards. It all made sense until Smith remembered his wife gave birth to their first child a month ago. So much for that.

Smith says that he definitely plans to film the next round of practices. It led to an interesting question: Could he then send those tapes to the 49ers?

Smith wasn’t sure if that’d be legal, but Maiocco believes players could do whatever they want. The 49ers declined comment on the matter.

Of course, the best answer to this hypothetical would be that none of this matters because the lockout could be over before the 49ers practice again.