Originally posted by ezrider:Quote:
MS wants a balanced attack with an EMPHASIS ON THE RUN. That scares me. He said he wants to be able to run the ball EVEN IF THEIR ARE 8 OR 9 IN THE BOX -- which tells me he's going to force his philosophy for the sake of philosophy which is not good. He's emphasizing the run and hired a me-too lap dog in Raye which also means we can expect a fairly anemic passing game that is not able to rack up points or get the niners out of trouble.
In an official article on this site it said he wanted a perfectly balanced attack. That is, 5 passes for every 5 runs in a typical offensive series. To compare, Martz's philosophy was 5 1/2 passes to 4 runs (also very balanced and basically the same thing) yet MS fired him and brought a career loser like Raye in?
You need to take a class in remedial reading. Mike wants a balanced attack with an emphasis on the run in the second half to run out the clock and discourage and tire the defense. It may tell you something, but certainly not me. Mike studied offense under Walsh and wants to use his schemes. That is why he brought in Jimmy Raye who is anything but a career loser. Your post seems to indicate that you were looking in the mirror when you made that statement.
As to calling Martz balanced, you have to be kidding. He ran the ball plenty in the first half, then abandoned the run in the 4th quarter and blew two games for us. In fact, if that ex-Lamb hadn't insisted on wasting our time with JT O'Interception and had used Hill from the beginning we very likely would have made the playoffs and Martzy would still have a job.
Singletary and Raye will lead us deep into the playoffs this season. Take if from an old-time vet who watched the Niners develop a championship team in the late '70s and win it in 1981. We're on the right track and this season's defense will be awesome.
Co signed!! Mike Singletary is no Nolan...He will make adjustments. Looking at Jimmy Rayes credentials it seems to me if you give him talent he succeeds. If not the O still looks halfway decent. I am more confident in my team now more than with Nolan. He had us looking like confused idiots.