Originally posted by binary2nd:
Originally posted by AKfanster:
No way Alex resigns with this team if Singletary is still the HC.
Singletary has proven that he will hinder any offense to the point of being ineffective, even if it means loss after loss. Look at Jimmy Raye after he was fired, there is all the proof you need. Jimmy Raye was easily the biggest Sing fan around, blindly following any and all orders. After Sing fired him, he said what we all had suspected all along. Raye was only calling the kind of game that Sing wanted, plain and simple.
It was/is Singletary's fault that the team has lost 3 games by 3 points or less
Sounds kind of familiar for some reason doesn't it? Maybe that's because the Niners are repeating history from last season, the team lost 6 games by 7 points or less. In almost every game, we saw Sing's "vision" of an offense sputter for the majority of the game. Alex is not a game manager, everyone including Sing knows that. Yet, Sing continues with his "vision" even as the loses rack up.
If you were Alex, would you resign with this team if Sing was still in charge? No way in hell......
I agree with your points, but there is NO way Sing is back next year. Even if they made the playoffs, it would be because they ditched his philosophy somewhere and started playing modern football. Jed York has to realize by now that Singletary-ball is the antithesis of what the 9ers stand for.
I disagree. Sing is in the 2nd(3rd?) of a 5 year contract. I think that Jed tells him next year is the last year and that it will not go down like this again or he's done.
The reason I believe this is because we're just off of Nolan's 5 year deal, Martz's is still being paid also I think. And for the most part Sing has gotten the Players to respond. Now this is barring a reversal of fortunes after the Win against the Raiders. I think if we lost that game then Sing was definitely done.
ALSO this opinion is based on Football being around in 2011. If there is indeed a lockout, Jed cannot fire Sing. Not if he knows what doing so could do to the franchise. Nothing like a labor dispute to bring personnel decisions to a grinding halt. It would be best for Jed to keep Sing around during the lockout and let him go for one more Season. But with the proviso that should this team go 9-7 and under Sing is more than likely done.
And also this goes with Smith. If the owners are gearing up for a lockout (they are) then only a handful of teams will show interest at this time. They will know better as they get closer to TC, whether they will make any offers or keep the guys they got.
Minnesota, the Skins and even San Diego are in this mix. I say San Diego cause Norv is a good friend of Smith's and I think Rivers is done in San Diego. He's got worse mechanics than Smith does and Norv knows Alex can run his Offense.
And if I were Alex, I would want to go to a comfort zone. Which we all know that San Diego is.