Singletary is a great coach, but I think he needs to be a little more flexible. I love running the ball, but him saying that he hopes Hill never has to win a game for us is not the right attitude. I hope he doesn't end up like Steve Mariucci, taking a knee before halftime in playoff games. I think that if you feel that way about your QB, then get another QB because QBs are supposed to win games. This isn't the 1985 Bears. We don't have Walter Payton and we don't have that defense. Hill is going to HAVE to win us some games sooner or later, just like Favre did against us. Running the ball 3 straight times like that against Minnesota into the teeth of the defense is just plain stupid and I don't care how you slice it. I could understand if we got 4 yards on the first run, and then maybe 3 or 4 yards on the second run. It might then seem logical that we could get 2 yards or so on 3rd down. But when we're going BACKWARDS, I don't see how it's logical to assume that you're going to get a first down out of that. We did the same thing in Arizona and we almost lost because of it. We gave Warner one last chance and were fortunate not to have it backfire. I guess it came back to haunt us this time.
And please don't say we did that to get rid of their timeouts. Screw the timeouts. Attempting a pass doesn't mean that the clock will stop. If anything, Hill can always check down and throw the ball to a back, run with it, take a sack, etc. He might even complete a pass, considering that his completion percentage is over 70 in the 4th quarter. I like Singletary, but I'm not liking his lack of faith in Shaun Hill. You have to let the guy loose and play football. Brett Favre is a magician. He doesn't need timeouts to beat us. There was going to be far too much time left on the clock for us to worry about getting rid of their timeouts. Sorry, I'm still not liking the play calls and until we get more aggressive, I don't think this team will get very far.
[ Edited by B650 on Sep 29, 2009 at 1:12 AM ]