Niners fans already knew they would get their first look at quarterback Troy Smith on Sunday.
And based on what Mike Singletary said today, they might also get their most extended looks of the season at backup running backs Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon when the 49ers meet the Broncos at Wembley Stadium.
Yes, we know, Singletary and offensive coordinator Mike Johnson have delivered this line before. A lot.
And, yet, Westbrook and Dixon have remained surgically affixed to the bench. Through seven games, Westbrook and Dixon have combined for seven carries, or 128 fewer than Frank Gore, whose workload, the Niners keep insisting, simply must decrease.
So when Singletary said the backups would see more action Sunday you could almost hear the eyes roll, if such a thing was possible. Follow-up question: Is it a priority?
"It is a priority. Yes it is," said Singletary, who later added of Westbrook and Dixon, "We just have to do a better job of getting them in."