Originally posted by sacniner:
It was the obvious choice. He took over and it was clear the team was playing a lot harder for him. He kicked VD off the field, brought some authority and credibility. York had to hire him, if not he would of got railed on by fans and media (unless he got a Shanahan or Holmgren type). Sing deserves another year also.
Hindsight is always 20/20. Can't really blame York for sticking with Sing.
It wasn't the obvious choice nor is York without fault.
The move raised eyebrows because there was already an assistant coach on the staff with NFL head coaching experience when Nolan was canned.
Mike Martz was our OC... a winning NFL head coach who had coached a team to the Super Bowl as HC and had a ring as an assitant coach.
We went with the guy loyal to Nolan not much different from Nolan with zero experience at any level as a head coach and only minimal experience as any sort of assistant.