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POLL: Singletary's Worst Mistake As Head Coach

POLL: Singletary's Worst Mistake As Head Coach

Any new head coach is bound to make mistakes. What do you think Singletary's worst mistake as as head coach so far is?
not trading for Tom Brady
Playing Prevent D against the Vikings on that last drive.

Yes, I'm still bitter about it.
Not having us prepared to play against Atlanta. At least against Minn we played well.
Originally posted by BETTERDAYZ9ERS:
Not having us prepared to play against Atlanta. At least against Minn we played well.

he may have tried to trust that the players would have themselves ready. I only say that because he keeps saying he wants this to be the player's team. Obviously, that did not work out well.
Clock management and wasting timeouts.
  • BobS
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Who he hired on as his staff may have not been all his fault. He may have been limited in his choices by how much money he was allowed to spend. I believe the lack of big name hires was due to the lack of money to attract them.
No real huge mistakes so far. Some game time decisions are always a source of second-guessing.

A huge mistake would have been to have handled Vernon Davis the way Mike Nolan handled Alex Smith...and I am still not a big Davis fan although I admit he has surprised me with his composure this year.

I don't like Raye at all but I don't really know what the viable options were so I'm not going to blame MS for that. Right now the offense is not limited by design, it is limited by the talent of the players. I can't blame that on the HC.

So I'm saying; no "worst" mistakes so I didn't vote.
  • GEEK
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Jimmy Raye for sure. I wanted him to push more for Linehan. His offense is a blend of Martz and Turner's offense...it would have fit well here.
Old man Raye
Originally posted by GEEK:
Jimmy Raye for sure. I wanted him to push more for Linehan. His offense is a blend of Martz and Turner's offense...it would have fit well here.

Linehan took one look at our QB situation and said screw this. Linehan had worked with Culpepper before and it was pretty evident he would have Stafford to work with too. Plus Calvin Johnson over in Detroit too.
Worst mistake? Getting rid of Martz.

Our offense now:
Running game sucks
Passing game sucks

At least with Martz it would be:
Running game sucks
Passing game pretty damn good. (Hill was on pace for around 4000 yards last year, this year with Raye? Maybe 3000? Maybe.........)
  • GEEK
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Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Jimmy Raye for sure. I wanted him to push more for Linehan. His offense is a blend of Martz and Turner's offense...it would have fit well here.

Linehan took one look at our QB situation and said screw this. Linehan had worked with Culpepper before and it was pretty evident he would have Stafford to work with too. Plus Calvin Johnson over in Detroit too.

Yeah, that's a good point.

But it's Singletary's stubbornness, just like Nolan, that prob. turned Linehan off by the position. If Singletary/McCloughan said "we can acquire some more talent through trades and free agency to help the offense", then I think we'd have a better chance.

Instead, its the "Hill or Smith at QB, utilize the current pieces, and some from the draft" approach.
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Jimmy Raye for sure. I wanted him to push more for Linehan. His offense is a blend of Martz and Turner's offense...it would have fit well here.

Linehan took one look at our QB situation and said screw this. Linehan had worked with Culpepper before and it was pretty evident he would have Stafford to work with too. Plus Calvin Johnson over in Detroit too.

Yeah, that's a good point.

But it's Singletary's stubbornness, just like Nolan, that prob. turned Linehan off by the position. If Singletary/McCloughan said "we can acquire some more talent through trades and free agency to help the offense", then I think we'd have a better chance.

Instead, its the "Hill or Smith at QB, utilize the current pieces, and some from the draft" approach.

Agreed. Considering our o-line, QB's and WR's and being pushed to have a predominantly run oriented offense why would any OC wanna come here?
It's surely the Raye hiring.