The Facts: O'Sullivan is starter going into the regular season, HC Mike Nolan announced on conference call with reporters this afternoon. Nolan said the focus is on getting ready for the season. O'Sullivan got the better command of the offense right now. Moved ball as a unit and scored points with him as QB.
Diehards Line:Nolan said he still has a lot of confidence in Shaun Hill and Alex Smith. ... Smith will be the backup and Hill will be the No. 3 QB. According to Press Democrat staffer Matt Maiocco, Nolan said there is no thought to cutting Smith. He said the organization has not had that discussion. ... O'Sullivan's showing against the Bears Thursday night certainly lends some degree of confidence in his ability to run the offense. Does that make him a legitimate Fantasy prospect? While Mike Martz has a strong track record, O'Sullivan does not. We'd hate to have to depend on him in a pinch.