Originally posted by oldninerdude:
He's blaming the coach for the loss--and he's not the only one to do so . . .
Believe it. _I_ said that the team didn't look prepared for that game, and some players seemed not to even realize it was gametime (I'm talking both Morgan and Bly, here). All of that is coaching. Be prepared.
And calling a 'pep rally' timeout is not something that makes sense at the NFL level. Make sure all preparations are made BEFORE game day. That was Walsh's philosophy. It should be Sing's, too, considering he was good friends with the late coach.
As for disappointment - I point you to the 49ers locker room. I point you to every fan of the team. And the coaches.
As for not prepared - it was Sing, himself, in his first remarks following the debacle, who said - we weren't prepared. He blamed the coaches first, and himself. Then he mentioned players not playing as if it counted. As for being embarrassed, it has been Sing and the players who to a man have said, if they've said anything on this - it was embarrassing. If as a fan someone wasn't particularly embarrassed by the loss, then I would have to ask that as a fan, do you really want to win?
I don't agree with SD that the 49ers were going to go 1-15. I don't see why the team that played the Vikes can't show up to play in Houston, or against Indy or the Packers. I don't see - seriously, honestly - why this team can't beat all three. THEY ARE BEATABLE!
If anything might explain losses it might be:
A) Sing calls for another 'pep rally' when you need to save timeouts
B) Some other players haven't learned from Morgan or Bly and seem to kind of phone it in at the worst possible time
C) Manusky still hasn't figured out how to prevent the long bomb. And he's facing a speedster in AJ.
D) Roman - Roman does something he shouldn't
E) ST bobbles and waffles and stumbles and turns one over, but doesn't grab one for themselves
F) Low line-drive Hill tosses are batted and picked
G) The O-line can't open holes or pass protect
H) The D can't manage to consistently pressure the QB
But other than that.
Again, seriously, this 49ers team, with the players they have, SHOULD be competitive in these next games. But the way they've played leads some fans to already have their excuses prepared - which, I think, boil down to, how-best-to-lose, and wait-til-next-year.
Am I wrong?