Alex Smith.. a resurrection? Too early to tell. But this was huge for him… seven years of underachieving, and now he wins? Sure he was only 15 for 20, but what was more significant was what DIDN’T happen: He didn’t fumble, throw an interception, get sacked…. or run out of time getting a play call in. It’s only one game, but The Jim Harbaugh Era has begun.. and this means way more than just beating the Seahawks. Things have changed, and here’s how I know… It was The Hug. When Alex came to the bench following his touchdown plunge, the coach hugged his quarterback as if he’d just won Dancing With The Stars. I thought he was gonna French Kiss him. That moment told me this team has moved on… from the darkness of Singletary-Nolan-Erickson to something resembling hope. Yeah, Dallas is coming in and we could lose to the Cowboys 45-3… so what? For the moment, the 49ers are tied for first place. And after what we’ve seen the last few years, isn't that worth a hug?