Originally posted by B650:
If Singletary puts Hill out there again against Manning, I'm giving up on Singletary. You can say that the reason we lost this was because of him to begin with. That fumble by Battle was inexcusable, and he's out there returning punts, only God knows why.
I think Smith will start. Smokescreen. Singletary probably doesn't want to make it seem like he rushes decisions, and maybe he doesn't want Indianapolis to know who starts so we can have an element of surprise.
Come on coach. This team needs a leader who can deliver results not just a likable guy. This is how a team slowly turns on the coach when you don't know what to believe. Smith did nothing but go out there and perform. Singletary says he wants the best 11 guys well it's clear Hill isn't one of those guys now. You state emphatically that Crabtree will start as a rookie who hadn't performed until today, Smith goes out and delivers the best offensive performance by a QB all season and you're "undecided"?
Smokescreen or not I'm starting to have my doubts about Sing. I thought he was a really smart coach and he's not proving that as the season goes on. If you're serious about the playoffs, settle this QB situation. You can't continue to "rotate" QBs like you rotate linemen (and we've seen how that works).
Smith should start and the coach should say that emphatically. Newsfalsh - the 49ers can't run so they better try to throw. It's life. You adapt to your teams strengths and not force them into something they're not (like a power rushing team). Sing's can't be stubborn like Nolan and before it's too late, the season will be gone and the entire fan base will be calling for his head.
[ Edited by NinerGM on Oct 25, 2009 at 2:38 PM ]