Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it's becoming painfully obvious to me that Singletary just isn't THE right guy to lead our team. I respect and admire him...and he's brought some commitment and passion to the team. However, that's just not enough...I'm convinced there needs to be a change after the season. I know one year may not seem "fair", but the NFL means not for long, and in Singletary's case, replacing him with a "real" X's and O's guy would seem to be the right move for the future of the franchise. My guy is Mike Shanahan...just think for a minute about him being in charge...think we'd have lost those painfully close games this season? Possible, but I doubt it. For starters, he'd have our offense in much better shape...that alone would translate into 2-3 more wins than we have now. We're arguably a stud pass rusher and a real ballhawking FS away from having a legit top 10 defense, so a head coach like Shanahan could focus on the offense and return the Niners to a perienial playoff team.
...Seriously? Guys.... this needs to stop. Mike Shanahan hasn't won a freaking playoff game since John Elway was his quarterback
(and I was in high school).
Can someone please tell me WHAT he's done in recent memory for everyone to think it's a good idea to hire him? I'm dead serious. I don't get it. Regarding the whole "X's and O's" thing I'd like to know how so many 'Zoners have come to have such intimate knowledge of Coach Sing's football smarts. Personally, I find it hard to believe that a guy who's played football for 11 years, and coached for the better part of 5 knows nothing about X's and O's.
But I'll wait until someone furnishes proof.
And to inject a little reality into this thread, the fact is you'd be hard pressed to find a coach that knows both Offense and Defense (the only one that pops in my mind is Bill Belechick). Every coach has an Achilles heel. I could take that argument and apply to any coach and still be "right."
Using some recent Super Bowl winners as examples:
-Mike Tomlin can't call offense. Is he a bad coach?
-Believe it or not, neither could Tony Dungy. Think he's a bad coach too?
-How about Brian Billick? He was supposedly an Offensive guru, but never could get it on track in Baltimore which ultimately cost him his job.
Hopefully my point is clear. Every
Head Coach is only as good as his coordinators. Stop acting like Sing should be some kind of exception. That isn't to say that he's without fault (I'm firmly in the "Raye Sucks" camp and Mike does bear some responsibility for that). In my mind, our biggest problems on Offense are easily mitigated by making a few small changes (namely letting Smith work out of Shotgun more). But all in all, I think that Sing is the right guy for the job.
I remain hopeful that he can get it turned around.