Originally posted by Afrikan:
"I think we came out, for whatever reason, apprehensive, cautious and kind of waiting for somebody to make a play," Smith said.
I mean when ever I hear Alex talk like this....it really just makes me go .
A team's personality is usually a mirror image of its coach. Let's see if this is true.
Is Singletary apprehensive? Check.
Is Singletary cautious? Check.
Did Singletary Hire a puppet named Jimmy Raye, who's also apprehensive and cautious? Check.
I wonder why the team came out that way. The bottom line is that the 49ers are a much better team than their record, and it all comes down to the coaches. It's sad. A few moves here or a few calls there, and we could be looking at a 7-3 team. If we play-action against Minnesota instead of running 3 straight runs up the gut, that could've been a win. If we didn't release Rossum, Battle doesn't fumble that ball against Houston and that could've been a win. If Singletary and Raye let Smith be aggressive against Indianapolis after he burned them for a TD at the end of the half, that could've been a win. If we come out against Green Bay in the 1st half like we did in the 2nd half, that could've been a win.
The reason for all these "what ifs?" is...you guessed it...coaching. The coaches are far too passive. What happened to hitting people in the mouth? It seems like our only goal is to hang around in games. Is that what you saw out of the Packers? They were up 20-3 and weren't satisfied. This is what we lack, and it's clear to me that the coaches are the problem. I hate to say it, but I think Singletary and Raye, if they don't improve, should be sent packing at the end of the season.
[ Edited by B650 on Nov 23, 2009 at 12:34 AM ]