They bet the house on Alex Smith in 2010, and there's no turning back from it now.
Even if the 49ers really wish they could.
Actually, 49ers team president Jed York bet everything on Mike Singletary, and he's the one who chose to push all the chips in on Smith, one final time.
Oops: At the moment, the 49ers are 0-4 and Smith is playing as erratically as he has his entire NFL career.
"I thought overall Alex was pretty decent in the game," Singletary said of Smith's two-interception performance in Sunday's 16-14 loss to Atlanta.
But Singletary probably didn't mean it seriously. Or he was grading Smith on a curve that even Singletary understands is far too lenient.