Originally posted by Rsrkshn:Originally posted by Shaj:Originally posted by zillabeast:
If it was all about the Quarterback in the NFL, Dan Marino would have a fistfull of rings right now.
that's great logic. Therefore we should be satisfied with Tim Couch like stats under the stewardship of Alex Smith. Complacent fans and team management is what is going to kill this franchise. You think Eddie D would put up with these kind of QB results? Walsh? Lombardi?
Well, truly, there are some people who are just best ignored.
Noone is going to say that a QB is going to get results all by himself, but the fact that Singletary doesn't understand that QB is the single most important position on the team is indeed troubling. As are many other aspects of his custodianship. If you had the choice of having the one best player at his position on your team, it would be the QB.
I believe that the Niners will never be a serious or consistent challenger for top honors in the NFL for so long as Singletary is the head coach. It's problematic that he is stuck on an antiquated way of thinking . . . and honestly believes that pep talk has greater value than a game plan.
The organization whiffed at the opportunity to bring in some serious credibility with either Holmgren or Shanahan, both with ties to the Niners. I would be overjoyed if they could bring in somebody with smarts, like Dungy. If he could be coaxed out of retirement to lead the front office on football matters.
I think we messed up big time by not nabbing Holmgren. If we had been preparing for McCloughan's departure for a long time, then we would have fired his ass some months back and hired Holmgren, who would have given his left testicle to be our GM. That would have also meant back to the west coast system, and I'm not sure if that renders our pre-draft personnel less useful. Certainly Hill would have thrived in Holmgren's system, much more than Smith ever could (with less than 5 years of time to learn it).