After nearly three months of offseason training, Alex Smith and Shaun Hill apparently didn't do much to alter Singletary's perceptions about both passers - and that's a good thing, particularly for Hill. On Tuesday, Singletary said neither quarterback was ahead in the competition, yet he also repeated his belief that Smith would have to win the job from Hill, who's 7-3 as a starter over the past two seasons.
"There really is no insecurity," said Hill, a groomsman in Smith's wedding a few months ago. "I'm definitely used to that. Every single level I've been on, that's the way it's been. I'm kind of used to that, I guess."