I'm guessing the first winning season we've had since Erickson was hired. He went .500 last year. If he can crawl out of this 3 game skid and pull of a winning season, I will tip my hat to him and I'm sure the rest of the zone will have forgotten about this horrible start.
The media will be on his nuts and raving about how he is a young inexperienced headcoach but learning on the job. If he pulls off 9-7 I for one will be willing to give him another shot, and see if he can take the off season to really get his clock management, game time adjustments, x and o's, game planning for other teams and really just overall football knowledge etc. in order. If he can shore up just some of those to where he is at least decent... and stop making those bonehead mistakes that come from not knowing diddly about the aforementioned subjects, than I think we will have a good coach for years to come. IF and only IF he can pull off a 9-7. If he can't... than OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
Oh and he NEEDS to learn how to deal with the media, suppress his emotions, and stop flip flopping and throwing his players under the bus. AND he needs to learn how to take responsibility and admit when a LOSS lays squarely on his shoulders. Basically drop the Nolan act.
86'ing the stop watch would be nice too
So yea... that's what I think he needs to do to not only keep his job, but redeem his faith in the 49er fan base and local media that eat him alive so easily.
Anyone else notice in his interviews how he's always hella defensive right out the gate? That's just not good. Anywayz... yea. What i said.
[ Edited by zozell on Oct 1, 2010 at 11:40 AM ]