Originally posted by Crown:
Originally posted by HearstFan:
When does a coaching staff lose the players? When the players stop believing the staff is doing the right thing to win games. You have to wonder if doubts aren't creeping into the players' minds about the offensive philoposhy:
1. Insisiting on running inside when its not working
2. Playing conservative to protect small leads
If we can see the flaws, you have to believe the players are going to get frustrated with it. When do they stop viewing Singeltary as a strong leader, and instead see him as just plain obstinate? I don't know how they view Raye, but their confidence in him has to be slipping also.
they should play better if they concerned. Simple. Coaches don't drop passes, muff punts and miss the first down marker by a yard.
I am frustrated this season.
But I highly disagree with you thinking.
You could just as easily ask "when are the players going to lose the coaches"
In the first few games this team had a chip on its shoulder and played tough blue collar football. After the Vikings loss players started drinking the kool-aid (that we lost on a fluke play). They bought into the hype that we had already won the West and you can still see it in many of the players attitudes, ie: VD, Bly and Morgan.
The only thing I blame the coaching staff for is Singletary no longer holding his players as accountable. No more getting in players faces, sending them to the locker room, etc. He seems to be more upset with the Refs. He is leaving it up to the young leaders like Gore and Willis. I think thats a good idea but this is a young team and I think Singletary still needs to make his leadership show.
It just seems like the whole team isn't playing as tough as we did in the first few games. Did they take the "Hill" off the practice field?