Are these guys for real?
"The 49ers ran 38 of their 69 offensive plays from the shotgun formation. Frank Gore ran the ball seven times for 41 yards in the shotgun."
When the players stop makin' mistakes, focus on the task at hand, and FINISH each and every play, we wouldn't even have this issue, period. Instead, the losses only bring back horrible memories which allow the festering of doubt because we just have been so long without a consistent winning streak. We are seeing a pattern...we are and you guys are right.
However, the pattern is not the same...this is not Nolan's team by a long shot. I should know as many know my support of him. Singletary may have some similar beliefs, but Singletary is a winner pure and simple...he knows what to do to win even in the face of popularity...he just needs to let go of the "Rock of Gibraltar" pride! Seriously, he's got a big..."prove me wrong mofo" on his chest.
Even with that, he has made some incredible adjustments that have turned the very essence of our offensive being around...for good it seems now. 38 from shotgun! Damn! I love it. It is what we need.
If this is his first year as coach and he is already doing this, he will get us to that championship. Most are just impatient and I can't blame them. They are willing to try to sabotage a good thing simply to get the name...Holmgren, Shanny, blah, blah, blah...with all due respect to their greatness.
I learned a great deal about greatness today. It should always be questioned...just ask Lowel Cohen. Cohen has no faith in Singletary! Hey, it's 3-5, bub! I find it facinating that the complete antithisis of Coach is staring him in the face each and every Monday. Guess what Coach? You are doing alright.
The fact is that this coaching staff has done everything in it's ability to cater to the strengths of its personnel even when that changes in a week. I commend Raye for being able to expand the limits of his schemes to cater to the players he now has at his beck and call...Smith, Gore, Davis, Crabtree, and now Hill. Nice young collection of weapons...just as long as we eliminate the mistakes, no?
Coach did this. He changed his perceived perception of what his team should be into what it could be...more explosive. I honestly like what I see in front of me...forget the TD to Hill in the second quarter, you know the 4 TDs to Davis since he's been on the field, the ability to extend the field...c'mon now, that took some courage to believe in your players to spin on a dime.
Sometimes they fail and sometimes they succeed...at least now, we have a HC that is willing to make it happen.
38 plays in shotgun...are you kidding me?