Originally posted by GoFD74:
Taking Singletary's side on this one. Mike's point is that it takes time (and timing) to get more sophisticated in your offense, especially after switching QBs and adding a new #1 WR. It's more of an evolutionary thing than a hard-stop. You have to first gain timing with your weapons around the existing playbook before you can realistically expand it (formations, routes, wrinkles, etc.).
Singletary is a hard-azz, but he's not stupid...he knows that the talent he has on offense doesn't currently fit for the style he wants to play. But the adjustments take time and patience (something we fans and the media have very little of).
Oh soooooooo this!!!
Coach Singletary is still in his first full season as a HC and he's making adjustments in players starting, he's makin' adjustments in his offensive coordinator's approach, he's keeping his "Buck stops here" mentality and culture. Ultimately, he is responsible.
It takes time to be able to switch gears that hard from strong running team to a more passing one. All TC, run, run run, rigtht? And now in two weeks, we are supposed to open it up like Indy or NE who have had the same offensive structure for years?
I am looking forward to the development of this team. History is repeating itself before our very eyes. We are losing close to big teams except for Atl of course:
Vikes--Lost by four
Texans--Lost by three
Indy, #1 team in the NFL--Lost by only four
Next year, we will win those games especially given next year's talent pool in the draft with two first rounders and an abundant FA pool that caters to our needs like pass rusher and OT.
This year, we still have a remaining schedule that makes it possible to still think playoffs at 3-4. Before we meet AZ, we have: Tennessee--Chicago--Green Bay--Jacksonville--Seattle. I say we have a great chance in going 4-1 worse case...3-2.
AZ has: Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Tennessee and my fav, Minny! before they come to SF. I can see them going 3-2 in that stretch.
That is why I believe that Coach Singletary will have this team ready for that stretch in Dec where you make the playoffs. That game against AZ will be the biggest so far in their rivalry because we do have a chance to reach the playoffs and we will go!