Originally posted by kem99:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
I don't see how he is that good. Look at the Denver coach for example. 6 - 0 in his rookie season and his team is always prepared.
Lack of preperation - Where were the X's and O's preperation for the Atlanta game? They got their butt kicked all over the field and didn't appear ready or well coached.
Taking timeouts to give worthless PEP RALLY's... Can you picture Bill Walsh doing this? That PEP RALLY cost a challenge later in the game which was a momentum changer and a game changer if it was a close game. Luckily we got blown out like we often do.
Chilo a starter and rotating Guards... Where is the continuity to the offensive line? Find a starter and stick with it. If you don't know who your starters are you aren't a real good coach.
Elevating DIVA (Crabtree) to a starter after missing all of preseason, all the games and training camp. Obviously he is not ready. He barely knows the plays at this point. And what does it do for the locker room? He's losing his guys. Guys are already complaining. Tree hasn't earned anything yet.
Yelling at opposing teams players. How is this HC worthy? A HC is supposed to be well above this level.
IMO Singletary is a highly emotional guy who wants to win but doesn't control his emotions well enough to be a steady head coach. Mike Nolan was better with game management / time management by far. I don't believe we can win with Singletary in the present state. He needs to tone it down a little and be a coach instead of an inspirational leader and motivational speaker.
Discuss Singletary's good and bad points thus far.
I think you are overstating it a bit...
1. Preparation: The 49ers had been well prepared and ready to play in every game up to the Atlanta game. Clearly, whatever they did in preparation for Atlanta was unsatisfactory but its not unusual for even championship teams to have the occasional bad game. It happens. Remember the 1994 SB Champion 49ers got blown out at home 40-8 by a bad Eagle team. And, lets not forget, it was a 14-10 game and the 49ers had the ball on the Atlanta 30 yard line after forcing a turnover. Unfortunately, Hill got sacked on the next play and they had to punt, which then led to the long pass and run by White and then the kick-off that Walker fumbled, etc. They couldn't stop the momentum but its not like they got totally blown out from the opening gun. Yes, it was bad but lets not act like preparation has been a season long problem. And, I don't care what anyone says, the Crabtree signing was a distraction that week and showed on Sunday.
2. Time outs: Well, no one complained when he did this in Arizona and it worked. Losing that time out wasn't a problem. Using the time out because Coffee wasn't on the field for the goal line play was the one that really hurt. It was a rookie mistake. Coffee owned up to it. And, under Singletary, the 49ers had not been "blown out" since the very first game when he took over mid-week.
3. Rotating OL: It probably would be better to have clear starters at each spot but lets not forget some of the past 49er SB teams rotated O Linemen at times. For example, Bubba Paris and Steve Wallace rotated at LT, so its not unheard of and its clearly not why the OL has struggled.
4. Making Crabtree a starter is a surprise but we haven't seen him play yet so you don't know anymore than I do the extent to which he may or may not be ready to help. You should be excited that maybe he's that special that even given the limited time he's been here, its clear he needs to be on the field. Lets wait until Sunday before making any judgments on this decision. And, Singletary isn't losing anyone. There was always going to be reshuffling of the WR depth chart whenever he signed.
5. Yelling at the Atlanta player: Singletary has admitted it was a mistake and he needs to be better than that. Its not like its a pattern and its hardly a BIG MISTAKE.
6. Winning: The 49ers are 8-6 under Singletary and 7-3 over the last 10 so its a bit silly to say they cannot win with him. How long has it been since the 49ers were 7-3 over any stretch of games. To say that Nolan was better with game/time management is laughable. Nolan had an incident almost weekly. Singletary's been pretty clean in those respects other than running out of time outs in the first half of the Atlanta game.
Relax, the Atlanta game was bad but it does not take away from everything else Singletary had accomplished leading into that game. If they get blown out again on Sunday, then it may be time to reconsider things.
That Atlanta loss exposed some weaknesses. Lets see how Singletary (and the Niners) responds and corrects or compensates for those weaknesses going forward before we throw him under the bus. Before this loss, most of us and most of the league thought we had a good thing going. We'll find out in the next month or so who the real Niners are under Singletary.