Singletary always thinks he's smart for playing it safe.
Let's cut Rossum and put in the safe pick, Delanie Walker. Result: key fumble against Atlanta.
Let's try Battle as the punt returner. He's older than Spurlock, so he probably is safer and better. We just want a guy to not make mistakes. Result: key fumble against Houston.
Let's try Brandon Jones. Result: fields a punt from the 5-yard line.
Let's try Clements. Result: probably done for the year.
Ridiculous. I'm losing respect for Singletary and Raye. The bottom line is Singletary isn't a creative HC. His philosophy is to pound the ball like cavemen. Now that we realize we can't, he changes direction and says he just wants to win.
He said Hill gives us the best chance to win. The decision to start Hill over Smith probably cost us a game or two. Now he's changing his mind saying that Alex gives us the best chance to win. OK, and if Smith gets hurt...let me guess...Nate Davis gives us the best chance to win?
He said that everyone should be part of the team. Nobody is bigger than the team. Then a rookie comes along who misses all of training camp and gets the starting job. Interesting.
I'm starting to feel that Singletary is becoming another Nolan and losing the players' respect. You can't go out and say something, and then act the opposite of what you're saying.
I feel that Singletary, along with Raye, are beginning to lose the team because the players aren't stupid. They see what's going on. Alex can flat out play. This team has weapons. The only thing holding them back is the coaches. Guys like Brandon Jones and Jason Hill...to come in, work hard, and see their jobs taken away by someone who's 36 years old and a 22-year-old rookie who missed all of training camp...pretty ridiculous.
How about Justin Smith? How do you think he feels seeing Clements go down because Rossum was cut and Clements had to take over punt return duties?
How about Michael Spurlock? He's probably wondering what the hell he's still doing on the roster.
How about Frank Gore? Delanie Walker? How does Ray McDonald feel about the offense going three-and-out consistently because of the pathetic play calling, when he's out there busting his ass every play dealing with 300-pound men?
I'm seeing a lot of ridiculousness from the coaching staff thus far, and IMO, this team SHOULD be at least 5-2, if it wasn't for the EPIC FAIL that is the 49ers coaching staff at the moment. I won't give up. I still have hope, but things MUST change, and change quickly.