Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
As you recall, one of last year's running jokes about Raye was "we want second half Jimmy Raye calling the first half." He has a decent enough track record for making adjustments. As for last weekend's game, he seemed to show up with a halfway decent game plan until everything went to pot. And, as has been explained in this thread, things went pear shaped largely because of poor execution on the field.
That's a great line! I don't consider an OC having to change to a spread last year b/c we're down 4 TD's "making an adjustment." This is something we HAD to do last year, eve with Shaun Hill making a couple miracle comebacks in the 4th for us to squeak out a win. This is all philosophy and poor coaching. That's not to dismiss the obvious piss poor execution by the players; not at all. But a good coach puts his best players in the best position to succeed. We don't have that kind of coaching. Period. 4th and an inch? You QB sneak. You want a sneak pass off the line on 4th down when everyone is expecting a run? Good call but you use a player who has hands and NOT the player with the worst documented hands on the team. Period. I can go on for hours about how we consistently get outcoached, good players continue to be put in bad situations and talent rarely is used properly. But sadly, all you need to do is watch the opponents to see the glaring differences between an NFL coaching staff with common sense and ours. Of the aforementioned issues I noted, at the end of the day, none of these issues have been fixed in any way from 2009 and a whole off-season to fix them. It's not like the coaching staff didn't know what our GLARING weaknesses were...they had their work cut out for them and even the most ignorant and uneducated fan can spot them. This year...2010...is all about the coaching. I can't stress that enough.
You're right on the money again NC. This year is all about coaching. And if a change isn't made, it will be all about how Sing being to stubborn to admit his philosphy doesn't work in today's NFL.
This is the EXACT same offense from the first half of last season. Run the ball at any and all costs and use the short passing game to call it "balanced". Didn't we already see the outcome of that scheme?
The coaches had all year to re-think this offense. Sing was given Ginn, a speedy WR that could also fix the punt return issues. Ginn was supposed to stretch the field on offense to help open things up underneath.
The draft comes along and Sing gets 650lbs of starting O-line help. This was supposed to help open holes for the running game and help protect Alex.
Finally, Sing gets another gift. The team signs Westbrook in the preseason. Granted he has lost a step, but Westbrook gives the team a change of pace. Westbrook is a dangerous threat out of the backfield in the passing game and maybe could even get a running play or two to the outside. This was starting to look like a decent off-season. Throw Ginn and Westbrook in with Gore, VD, and Crabtree and you have some weapons! Add a new and improved O-line and this team could resemble a real offense!
After 1 game it's obvious that nothing has changed. This is the same offense from last season, only instead of Hill it's Smith at QB. Instead of Westbrook catching the ball out of the backfield, it's still Norris. Instead of hitting a streaking Ginn downfield on 3rd and long, it's still the same old draw play to Gore for 3 yds. And just like last season, the division is at stake.
How long will it take this season? How many loses is it going to take before we see an aggressive offense before the 3rd quarter? How long will it take for Sing to finally listen to his players (GB from last season ring a bell)? Singletary should just tell us up front. Will it be week 9? Maybe it will happen earlier than last season, week 4 maybe! When? When will we see a REAL offense before the team is down by 3 TDs.
The division crown is right there! All he has to do is take it.
Keep waiting Sing and watch as the "2010 49ers, NFC West Champs" slowly fades away to "2010 49ers 7-9, third place in the NFC west"