Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by HessianDud:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by HessianDud:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by HessianDud:
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Those 2 were huge. People so quickly forget how the front half of the schedule was murderers row. Those were really tough games. And with coaching we couldn't even get the plays in on time. This team was a mess at the beginning.
yup, and yet--we were in every game but two. we could have easily gone 3-2 in our toughest five games if it weren't for costly turnovers and a defense that can never come up with a big stop. but our coaching put us in that hole to begin with. we have the sheer talent to compete with the best teams, IMO, but we never come into games prepared enough to pull it off. Not to mention being absolutely blown out twice.
Coaching is horrendous on this team. A better coach could get more out of this.
agreed. if belichek were the coach of this team we'd probably be 8-1 right now.
i think Singletary can learn to be a good/very good coach, and the next 7 games could be interesting, just in terms of seeing if he can keep this team together and find his way as a coach.
Sing's problem is finding his niche, IMO. He's not going to be a strategic coach, but he could, potentially, be like a Tony Dungy (but his opposite in terms of disposition) who is a "leader of young men" and who looks at his job as a mentor as much as a football coach. But the key to making that work is having great organization around the coach. He has to have a lot of experience around him and a great staff, because Sing doesn't have Dungy's ability to manage a game. I doubt, at this point, that Sing will find his way as a coach here. I think the structure of our organization is completely wrong for him and that he doesn't know enough to correct it, he doesn't know enough about what he needs to succeed. But you never know. If he holds this team together after that terrible start then there is probably hope for his future as a coach. Whether its here or not depends on if he has any miracles up his sleeve.
We have a pretty good talent level. Although not great. But we are nowhere near 3 - 6 bad on talent level. We are absolutely coached down in every way. From preperation, to QB development, to time management, to game management and knowing when to bench under performers like Chilo.
yup, and stubbornly refusing to supply any help for Anthony Davis, even in the form of a RB or TE chipping on his guy. The right side of the line has been a major problem all year and not once, 9 games in, has it been addressed with even elementary tactics. Its really pathetic.
Given our talent level and the schedule we played I think we should be about 5-4 right now, but that (theoretical) record would be better if we were capable of pulling out close games against good teams, or winning on the road whatsoever, and that comes down to coaching.
Aside from those things though, the D has underperformed tremendously and the offense couldn't take care of the ball. Poor coaching against tough teams gave us no margin for error, and we made too many errors. And while the playcalling and the QB play were not getting it done, i think blaming those factors alone is missing the big picture.