I'd like to defend the coach with a winning record if I may. Not saying he's great or anything like that, because that is far premature, but as of now, he's winning games....as is Hill btw.
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.
Yeh, it's amazing. By this standard McDaniels is one of maybe 3 good coaches in NFL history. Walsh went 2-14 (if I'm not mistaking?) his first year...Should have fired him on the spot!
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.
They got out coached badly, but a very very good coach coming off of a bye week. It's hard to beat good coaches after a bye, it really is. But to say he hasn't been prepared or doesn't know X's and O's based on one game is highly overreactive. His preparation for AZ (this year and last) was very good. The team was consistently able to get to Warner, keep the game at their own pace, and use the run (which wasn't working!) to set up the pass when it mattered. AZ is a more talented team across the board, and Singletary out coached them. The Seattle game wasn't as much coaching as Singletary's physical stamp. The Viking's game was phenomenally coached. With Gore coming out on the first run of the game, Staley getting blown up for an almost fumble of the first snap of the game, and Favre scoring very early on, this looked to be a blow out. The staff made absolutely great adjustments at the half and almost beat a very very good team at home. Forget St. Luis, they're not an NFL team and very hard to gauge. Very bad coaching job in ATL, granted. But otherwise a very solid performance.
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.
Would Walsh do that? No. He's not Walsh. But maybe Parcells would. Maybe Cower would. Maybe Didka would. Maybe Tomlin would. Some guys coach one way, some guys coach another way. In hindsight those timeouts were badly used, but I do understand that he has a different style about him than Walsh. He's not going to manage the game as well as Walsh, but he may get the most out of his players in his own way. Plus, lets not compare the guy to Walsh. There is one, MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE 2 coaches in the league who can even start to be compared to Bill Walsh. The recently hired Mike Singletary is clearly not one of them. And what do you mean by getting blow our like we "often" do? Sing got blown out twice as I recall. ATL this past game, and Seattle, in his very first game on a short week. I think it's fair to give him a pass given all the circumstances on that one.
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.
I'm sorry, but to me this comment makes NO sense. How do you establish who your starters are if you don't monitor them in games? Walsh changed starters all the time while establishing who the better players are. It's not ideal, but in your first year as a coach you need to establish who is the best 11 on the field, and trial and error are the ways to do that. The Colts have done this with their O-line, specifically with Ugough. I'm not even defending Sing on this one, just don't agree with the logic at all.
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.
Before using statements like "obviously" "not ready" lets see him play. If he comes in, runs the wrong routes, causes INTs or 3 and outs, misses blocks, etc etc etc, then I will agree. But lets see the kid play first. Willis was promoted as starter over the vet Derrick Smith instantly, but hey, that wasn't too bad. I agree, he missed training camp, etc, kind of odd that he's starting, but I think its fair to see him play first. What if he is a Willis like talent? How do you keep a guy like that off the field? And please don't make comments like "he's loosing his guys." There is no evidence for this. People said the same thing when he banished Vernon to the showers in the Seattle game. That was clearly overblown. Brandon Jones is upset that he's not getting playing time. So was Jason Hill before Crabtree even signed. There are 53 guys on the roster, and some won't get to play, usually these guys are disappointed. Jones is clearly disappointed. But his comments were not critical of the coaching staff, and he definitely did not sound like he was loosing faith in Sing. Want to see a coach loose his players? Go see the Redskins locker room. You can say what you will about Sing, but loosing his locker room? Simply not true.
Yelling at opposing teams players. How is this HC worthy? A HC is supposed to be well above this level.
Bad move by Sing. I agree. Bad move. Appologizd and went on. If this happens again I would highly question his position.
Sorry to be so critical of your comments, but I feel like they are an overreaction to one terribly coached game. He's not perfect, and learning on the go, but so did every coach. Billichik was driven out of Cleveland, and he turned out to be alright. Lets give the guy some time, because as of now, he's winning games.