Originally posted by tommyncal:
Does anyone else find this statement by Singletary perplexing or even scary? "To me, I still believe the quarterback position is really important. But I don't think it's what they make it out to be. 'The quarterback is the most important guy"...' I don't believe that. I really don't."
Seems like every coach, analyst or whoever, that has anything to do with the NFL, has stated, at one time or another, it all starts with the QB. Just curious how many of you believe the same or are you worried about Sing's vision and plan for this team into the future? I understand it takes more than just a QB to win, but, if you had to choose between a franchise QB and franchise (insert any other position) . . . I'll take the QB
Great post. I was contemplating starting the topic on this quote myself. It deserves a lot more attention.
I find it VERY SCARY that he thinks this. It's a QB driven league and if Singletary can't see that (which he obviously can't judging by his comments) we're going to be destined for another 8-8 season.
You can't mask your QBs deficiencies in this league. If we try to run-run-pass, we're going to be just as screwed as we were last season when our offense was bogging down.
Remember how stubborn to change our coaches were? We needed to pass the ball. This was 100% crystal clear to me by the middle of the game @ Arizona (week 1). We were successful when we let Hill pass via a spread attack. Defenses are going to crowd the line of scrimmage and blitz like hell if we're as predictable as we were last season. The coaches only changed when it was absolutely necessary (second half @HOU, second half @GB for two examples).
We need to put Smith in a position to succeed...b/c we need our QB to produce. We have to use 3 WR sets or sets with 2 WR and Vernon split out. Alex doesn't necessarily have to be out of the gun, but we need to make the formations more spread whether we run or pass. There is a happy balance that can exist in which we also use a FB (see the Arizona). My issue is, I don't believe we're going to start out like that...Singletary is going to try to pound the rock and we're going to be stuck with -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 yard gains.
If we try to congest the middle and pound it away, WE WILL LOSE and I can guarantee you that. Singletary obviously hasn't changed that much. It's going to take a 2-4 start to before any offensive changes happen.
I honestly don't think this has that much to do with Alex Smith...it has more to do with the unimaginative 1980s offensive mindset our coach has.