Originally posted by English:
I don't see them as being the problem. For NT they are just convenient whipping boys after losses and they get forgotten after wins.
What wins? You mean the few and far between wins? When was the last time this team had a win streak longer than 2? Do any of us even know what that feels like anymore? I think the fact that this team has failed to field a winning team in 7 years under this current regime is what we're talking about. Even the Lions win every now now and then. Hat's off to the owners I guess.
Poor ownership begets poor management, begets poor coaches, begets poor coaching, begets poor scouting, begets Rumphs, Balmers, Woods, and other abject failures, begets poor results even with high #1 draft picks year in and year out.
We all know they're trying but what does it matter when they don't know how to get there? "There" being the postseason.
I would love nothing more to be completely wrong here but I'm seriously struggling here with the belief that Jed=hope. That he's cut from the same cloth as Uncle Eddie. He's clearly not. Eddie wouldn't have cried while firing Nolan mainly becaus e he wouldn't have been here in the 1st place with is dumbass play not to lose philosophy.
I would love to believe that Sing is a great coach in the making. Is he? He's done some good things here and there but he's also put a face of instability on the 9ers organization.
I'm done believing that Alex is someday going to develop into a great QB (due partly to his own abilities and partly to our mismanagement of him. He's a great guy and shown himself to be a hard worker but it is what it is.)
I'd love nothing more than to sit down and watch the game tonight and watch the 9ers take it the Saints and I'll be rooting for them to do just that but I'm not holding my breath. If they do I'll be as ecstatic as the next guy.
I'd love nothing more than for the Yorks to wake up some day soon after an epiphany and sell the team to say... Joe Montana/Ronnie Lott-who're interested in buying or to Steve Young/Brent Jones-who're also interested. People who are intimate with the 9ers past and love the 9ers past. People who aren't ashamed of Eddie's misdeeds because his accomplishments far outweigh them.
So yes, YES. SELL THE DAMN TEAM TO SOMEBODY WITH A CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!