Originally posted by AKfanster:
He's approval rating should be going down, and fast.
Singletary is refusing to acknowledge that the running game is what's killing this team. Sing keeps backing Raye "150%" because he likes this type of ball. No big plays that might result in turnovers. The only time we do see plays like that is when we're behind with the game clock running down. And if by the grace of God the team does have the lead, he tries to sit on it and protect the lead with that horrible running game. Trying the "protect" the lead, the offense typically gets really conservative and goes 3 and out with runs and short passes. HOW DO YOU PROTECT A LEAD BY GOING 3 AND OUT? Did anybody really think we could hold Indy to under 14 points??
Sing keeps implying the O-line isn't ready to pass block in the shotgun, spread formation. Well, I hate to tell him, but the O-line isn't ready to run block either.
Singletary keeps trying to impose his will on this offense, but it's simply NOT a power running team. Even with 2 TEs and a FB, we can't get the tough yds when we need them. We've seen Alex throw out of the 3 and 4 WR sets, we should try running out of that formation also. I know Raye only runs up the middle, but maybe it's time we use some off-tackles, pitches, and sweeps. Get Gore out behind those big WRs and let them work against the CBs. The team has big WRs that can block, why aren't we using them?
I don't know if that will work, but I do KNOW the current running scheme ISN'T working. If Coach Singletary doesn't realize this and make some changes somewhere, he'll be watching the playoffs and not coaching in them.
If he can't change out of pride, and tangible traits he has, then the team will hit the ceiling as far as improvement is concerned, and in my view they are getting pretty close to that now.
It would seem as simple as just looking clearly at what happens in these close games. But, you have to want to see first..
For me and most of you, it's been a long time since the glory years, and I am sick and tired of seeing willful coaches try to impose their will on our teams when in fact the will they are trying to impose, does not fit what is in front of their eyes.
Enough is enough; if we had a front office with BALLS, they would make a call down to his office and tell him, "Hey you know, we are starting to become concerned about non-efforts to, make the best of what you have, how about it coach, can you adapt?"