Originally posted by susweel:Originally posted by alexsmith:Originally posted by Joecool:
Personally, he wasn't rude at all; he was direct and very clear. The reporter was the one who moved on from question to question.
Reporter asked how they will "try" to stop Brees. Singletary corrected him by saying they won't try, they will. The reporter could have went into more detailed questions about that if he knew a thing about football and planning but he got scared.
What do you expect, it's the Bay Area who are majority liberal and sensitive to everything in this planet.
Like Al Davis said about Californians and how East Coast personalities deal with them: We dominate em.
His directness translates to rudeness - no matter how slice it or dice it.
He was rude and defensive and very unprofessional.
Whether it was rude or not I guess doesn't seem to be the issue for me - was it SMART should be the question.
Swagger is great when you can back it up. My problem is that until now, this team really hasn't proven s**t in terms of being able to beat a top tier team. Yes I know we've come close and we almostshoulddawoulddacouldda, but that's not a win.
Does what he said help his team win or gives your opponent more incentive to play harder against you. I know some have said "who f**king cares what the Saints think" and that's somewhat true, but if I'm a smart fighter, I don't try to motivate the other team by saying dumb s**t.
And that's the core of all that's happened over the past week... have what the 49ers been doing SMART? It's the totality of decisions thus far that have brought us to this point. Was it smart to give vets so many days off? Was it smart with players clearly having a problem with Crabtree missing practice time/preseason games smart resulting in your team captain exposing an "elephant" in the room? Was it smart to wait until the 1st game, a divisional game to let the communication issues sort themselves out when it was clearly a big issue in preseason? Is it smart despite offensive leaders being somewhat unhappy about the offensive scheme continue to allow Raye complete reign without suggestion? Is it smart to keep Brian f**king Westbrook on the bench for an entire game?
I am willing to give anyone time to change. I am more than willing to look at this rationally, but Singletary is starting to exhibit behavior that raises a lot of questions. The Seattle game was more an added statement IMHO, and crystalized all the smaller issues that hadn't been resolved properly and allowed to fester. The interview although direct, again it makes me question the thought process - just like a game.... is the team making smart decisions (time-outs, going for it on 4th, WRs running 1 yard routes, allowing CBs to gamble with no pass-rush, etc.).