I found an interesting vid containing a small segment from "Coach Speak" on Fox Sports (via youtube) featuring Singletary, and how he feels about Shaun Hill in relation to the offensive system/passing game.
From this standpoint it sounds like Singletary has been encouraging Shaun to open it up (that Mike is fully confident within his QB), and that Shaun (himself) is allowed to do so whenever he feels comfortable enough to spread the field.
So altogether, it really sounds like we're finally going to air it out a lot more, and put more trust into Hill to close games (Singletary may be stubborn, but he never makes the same mistake twice if it costs the team a game).
[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Sep 29, 2009 at 10:19 PM ]
Good to know, but I wonder if the playcalling will allow it???
Sep 29, 2009 at 10:03 PM
Cool. I am all about opening up the passing game but I like what we are doing in running the football also. I don't want us to all the sudden become a 70/30 pass team. I honestly believe Coffee will be just fine in the coming two games. He is ready to come in and "hit em in the mouth" as coach would put it.
I was very mad at the loss to the Vikings at the moment, but now to think of it it really benefited us a lot, because if we are in the same situation we probably won't do the same mistake again for example:
We might of went for the 1st down in our second to last possession, which would have put the game away, or any small things like that, it gives Singletary who is basically a Rookie head coach knowledge or wisdom, it teaches him what he should do in a situation and how to play situations like that out, you know what I'm saying?
yeah I like the running mentality also... today I was watching the game on NFL network rewind and in the drive that we put 3 points in the second half before the punt return for the td... we were running the ball hard, if we can get consistent with that type of running game, the play action and the passing game will benefit tremendously...
I like where we are right know we have to continue to grow after all this is a new offence and we have to take it one game at a time...
Perhaps Singletary should have been encouraging Jimmy Raye to "open it up" on the Niners last drive against the Vikes.
They spend all offseason bragging about running the ball down our opponents throats even when they know it's coming. They brag about imposing our will on opponents. Raye even went so far as to downplay the importance of the QB in this offense. Now Singletary wants Hill to open up the offense??
Originally posted by RonMexico: wonder if shaun is allowed to change the play at the line if he knows a run won't work
Interestingly enough, I remember the biggest thing Shaun raved about regarding Raye's offense was that QBs had more freedom to call audibles (unlike last season under Martz). -And the only QB I saw all pre-season to utilize this advantage was Nate Davis (and Nate was praised for his intangibles).
[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Sep 30, 2009 at 12:59 AM ]
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