Originally posted by JC49:
Sing made it painfully obvious he doesn't have what it takes now. He also made it plain he's so freaking obstinate he's going to impare his own learning curve. Maybe falling flat on his face will be a wake up call and he'll become more open minded and be able to learn what he needs to. He's still not an X & O guy at all though so he's got a long way to go to become a respected enough one to earn a second chance.
People talk about how Mike Johnson is and will be a good offensive coordinator and how he was hamstrung by Singletary. It sure looked like the offense worked without Sing around in the last game. If the OC and the O are understood to have excuses for failing how is the quarterback supposed to succeed while the O is failing. Alex had the tools when he was drafted. He's still young. He has the work ethic. He's a high character guy and won't shoot himself in the foot doing something stupid. He could go to a good situation (i.e. Indy) and back somebody up for a few years (a la Aaron Rogers) and then succeed. And yes that would be extremely embarrasing for us. Much less so though if we've turned the page and have something going.
Yes. Success will cure anything. I really hope that the 49ers will turn around quickly. If Smith goes somewhere else and succeeds, more power to him. However if Harbaugh cannot turn the 49ers around, and Smith brings a team to the SB (just an extreme scenario, don't make it like I really think so), NT of the future will turn into a suicide watch zone.
[ Edited by fastforward on Jan 10, 2011 at 9:44 AM ]