Originally posted by Brazilian49er:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
This offseason will be a big challenge for Singletary, and he may have to go. Why? Coaches have a specific philosophy, and it is very difficult to change their way of thinking. If Singletary wants to be a coach who features a running back, and running attack, in order to win games, and is unable to change, then it is probably better to part company.
Do we really want a run-oriented team? It is not the winning formula in the NFL right now. Teams that can strike quickly, and put pressure on other teams down the field are the ones that are posting "W's" on Sunday.
Our offense is beginning to take shape as a dynamic, playmaking unit, one that can push the ball down the field and score some points. We are still one speedburner WR away (and some blocking help up front) from making this offense one of the most potentially dangerous units in the NFL. The Smith-Davis-Crabtree trio looks solid, and Gore adds a lot out of the backfield. We just need an OC who can put all the pieces together with a creative system that maximizes the talent on the roster.
To go back to grind-it-out football seems silly to me at this point.
Heck, the Steelers have become pass-happy.
The FREAKING STEELERS!
Now, the team that practically invented the pass-happy era wants to grind it out. If that makes sense to anyone then congratulations. You're way smarter than me.
It only makes sense to the HC and OC.
(on right): So, what do you do bring to the table If I hire you?
(on left): Running the ball 50 times a game and being physical.
: This is the 49ers though. We invented passing. Do you think that's OK? I do. I love running the ball, even if we have offensive weapons.
: Yeah. I'm not sure what happened in the '80s and '90s. I slept through that era. I'm sure it'll be OK to completely change the team's philosophy for the last century though.
: Yeah, but I know nothing about offense. Do you?
: Not really, but we have a young team. That's a good excuse for another 2 to 3 years.
: Yeah (looks at menu). Here's a good idea for a play. Bang bang chicken. It's a 4 TE 2 RB set. Everyone dances around like a chicken to confuse the defense, while Gore sneaks out and runs a go route. I think it'll work. What do you think?
: That sounds like a great idea, as long as you still want to run the ball up the gut 50 times a game.
: Oh yeah, I do (shakes Singletary's hand).