Originally posted by Ceadderman:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Anybody who drafts a Balmer-Rachal-Smith-Wallace combo should be sent to the curb. That draft set us back, way back. Seeing DeSean Jackson kills me every time.
Scot and Raye can go for all I care. And Jed needs to tell Sing that this offense is NOT going to be SMASHMOUTH. It is going to use our skill position players to make plays down the field (Smith, Davis, Crabtree). The era of plodding down the field is over. The best teams in the NFL are not running the ball down people's throats. They are throwing for big yardage, in big chunks.
Lose the stumbling fat guys with no mobility, pick up some quicker lineman who know how to pass block, and find ONE guy who can rush the passer.
Are these issues too challenging to see?
I can't believe...
no maybe can't is not a solid word choice...
Ah I got it I absolutely REFUSE to believe that any GM can miss on 5 Lineman choices and hit on ONE.
So this tells me given the suckiness of the Line since Donahue mucked up the team has to be a COACHING issue. Why the hell do we even recycle crappy inept Line Coaches?
I think that if we could get one that is even HALF of Bobby Mack's worth, we would have a better Line. Cause I firmly believe that McKittrick could have turned Kwame into a solid pass blocking RT.
That man could perform miracles with dog turds on the Line.
I agree 100%. I understand how a GM can have some bad picks on the O-line. But only one good pick out of 5 (Staley vs. Baas/Snyder/Rachel/Wallace)? There is no way. And all of these with the exception of Wallace were taken in the first three rounds. I am more willing to say this is a coaching issue first and foremost. Scot may have done a bad job at picking some guys..but seriously, one out of five?
As for him passing up on Jackson twice for Rachel and Balmer, I think I understand the logic, though I may not agree with it. After the '07 team, Larry Allen retired, so they were looking for some help on the O-line. We also had some issues with our D-line that had not been worked out. The problem with Scot is that for a rebuilding team, he has drafted TOO many players that were projects, not NFL ready, and would need a few years of development before they could become major contributors. This drafting philosophy has stunted our growth over the past 5 seasons. Drafting project players requires top notch coaching, something we have not had since the 90s.
I don't think it's necessary for anyone to be let go this offseason, with the exception of the offseason coach. Scot, Mike, Jimmy, and Alex have all shown that they have all had some bright spots. I'd like to see what this team can do with an offseason of continuity for once. Going into training camp with the same offense they used the previous season. Can you imagine? We might actually be able to open up a little more and get more creative because the majority of the players will know exactly what they have to do and will have some experience in the system. The only catch is that some concessions need to be made by the coaching staff. For one, the power running philosophy has to go. They also need to make better use of the talent on the team. Singletary may be at a disadvantage for this one, but he needs to bring in a better group of position coaches. If he doesn't know anyone at the pro level, look through the college ranks. And the GM needs to draft players that are ready to contribute from day one instead of the the project players that are filled with "potential."