Holy moly, guys!!!
It means a great deal to me especially the outpouring of support for my thesis. Most of you know that I hold this very true to my heart...it is how I was brought up by my very Catholic, Costa Rican Mommy (yes, Mommy...my mom would bring out la faha (belt) to whip my azz if I called her anything but...lol).
You guys remember how our Great Bill Walsh (RIP) motivated his players and using his coaches as whipping boys to bring out player support for them, making himself look like the bad guy? Singletary obviously is taken a page out of that book in fact. Remember the post Denver media blitz?
In those conversations, Coach termed our pass-rush "non-existent". Well, Manusky didn't take to kind to that and I am sure the players also noticed it too. I believe that the intensity explosion that was the Tues. and Weds. practices was caused by some of that. The team simply wants to prove it to Singletary...the show me response.
We shall see if they can carry that intensity all through the season. For me, this Oakland game will be a true sign to see just how much these players (and which ones) elevate their games to match the intensity of practice for those will be kept. For those that believe, rewards will follow!
Again fellas, you are awesome and I always enjoy your company here on the "ZONE"!!!!
[ Edited by ninertico on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:42 AM ]