Originally posted by billbird2111:
Know what? I don't think Dingleberry is in control of the team anymore. I really don't.
It's just conjecture. I have no proof for you. No links. No "dad-gum Yahoo" stuff. It's just the feeling I get when I watch the man at the podium after games and on news conference Mondays.
That traditional Singletary fire? GONE! That ZIP? GONE! The bravado? VANISHED LIKE A FART IN THE WIND!
He gives every impression through body language -- voice and response that he is no longer running the show in 49er land. He gives every impression that someone is yanking his chain.
One more thing? He doesn't like it either. Which is why he's giving off these "SIGNS" that something isn't quite right in Dingleberry land.
Whatever. If there's someone else calling the shots? It's working. Don't mess with the formula son. Just keep drinking that koolaid until it turns sour.
After reading the Eddie D interview, I'd have to agree with you. At least regarding the decision to start Troy Smith over Carr. That decision came out of nowhere. Everyone was expecting Carr to start after Alex got injured...
Eddie DeBartolo: Troy Smith, I know well because we represented him and I thought and I still think that he’s going to do very well for the team. At least for the remainder of the five games and hopefully if he has a chance to compete next year.
Because I liken him a bit to Michael Vick. That’s a gigantic comparison, but he rolls out and he’s a threat, he’s got a strong arm, he’s a smart young man. I spent quite a bit of time with him in Youngstown when we signed him and his family.
When they signed him after the Ravens waived him, I thought that was a real good pick-up.