Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
There is zero doubt in my mind that if we make it to the playoffs, all will be forgive. A.Smith and J.Raye will be the scapegoat.
I still have know idea what Sing does? He doesn't call plays, he doesn't watch the clock. What the heck does he do on the sideline besides throw temper tantrums?
If Sing makes the playoffs, then I think he gives a convincing, very convincing end of season interview. He has the facts of why we lost early in the season and if he uses those, he will be very convincing. He also has some solid scapegoats:
3. Player bonehead turnovers
He can even blame the KC loss on Raye. He can also take credit for finding, if everything continues as it has, a very capable OC from nowhere and making the decision to switch along with Troy Smith. Hell, he can even convince Jed that Mike Johnson could be a project into being the HC (of course, this will be only to keep his job).
This is all IF we make the playoffs.
Man, I'm torn on what will happen, thinking from our management perspective...or, "from a management standpoint."
The thing is, HE was responsible for getting rid of Martz, having a philosophy that turned away innovative OC's and ultimately choosing and sticking with Raye well beyond any semblance of success. He also chose Alex Smith, got rid of Hill and has been very tentative of Mike Johnson. He still strong arms MJ (obviously), throws players under the bus and holds ZERO accountability of Manusky who has failed miserably this year with a veteran defense. He's demonstrated he's 100% reliable on his coordinators and position coaches and STILL his archaic philosophy permeates throughout both coordinator's game plans. Then you look at the expectations of this team, poor clock management, constant time outs, communication problems, how poor we are on the road, how unprepared we are, how many games we've been outcoached, the talent on this team, the zero accountability by players (even veterans), leading the league in penalties, poor fundamentals, players only showing up on nationally televised games, staying the course, etc. there is NO doubt in my mind he should be gone.
This is the Yorks. Singletary is a great buffer for them and he's cheap. If we do win this division, they MAY give him another shot with Troy Smith who may end up being the next Shaun Hill.
[ Edited by NCommand on Dec 2, 2010 at 09:47:49 ]