(we need a [this] smiley. Sorry not to mock you just pointing out an obvious necessity.
ANYWHO... I would be all for bringing Billick in as an OC but I'm not certain that he'd be willing to come back to the League as a Coach if it isn't the Executive Chair. He is a Super Bowl winning Coach after all. And pretty much the only willing candidate that ran his own team and not someone else's. It would be a tough sell unless he was willing to help Sing get his coaching legs fully under him and at the same time get some work in to get prepared in his own right. Even so, that's an obvious error because we can't keep a legitimate Coordinator for longer than a year and we can't keep plugging in replacements out of the Assistant Staff.
Originally posted by SanFranAddic:
Originally posted by baltien:
Originally posted by E-49er:
I think what happen with the Ravens offense while Billick was there was the same thing that happened here since the nolan era started. Too many mistakes at the QB position. Billick had Dilfer,Grbac and Boller as his main starting QBs (anthony wright,jeff blake and chris redman bridged the gap betweeb Grbac and Boller.) We all know Dilfer was asked to just not make mistakes and then was pushed out after the Superbowl to make room for Grbac who retired after just 1 season with the Ravens after playing good in spot duty for the niners. We all know what happened when Boller started. The problem is when you miss at the QB position it sets your franchise back significantly.
If Billick can get the right QB under center for the 49ers if hired, I believe he has enough creativity from his OC calling days at Minnesota to make the 49er offense a formidable one. The other offensive weapins are in place.
I disagree, and am getting pretty alarmed with how the fans here will selectively dismiss a coach's ineptitude just because they think he'll be a good hire.
Brian Billick is a terrible offensive mind. Period. I don't really think it was that hard to call deep routes (in Minnesota) when you had Chris Carter and Randy Moss. He coached the Ravens EIGHT years and his offenses were routinely ranked near the bottom of the league.
I'm not sure if I understand why the same people that want Singletary fired after two and a half years because of his struggles with the offense, but openly support someone who had quadruple that amount of time to get it done and couldn't.
Why should Billick and Gruden get the "he didn't have a QB" pass but not Sing? Especially when they had way longer to show some progress?
Don't mistake this as support for keeping Sing, because I definitely want him gone.
But seriously.....I don't get it.
I think it's simply a matter of 'anybody but Sing' next year. We really need to get a top notch GM or it isn't going to matter.
See, this is what I don't get. For 2 decades we didn't really have a "GM". It was a shared responsibility between the more experienced Football men in the building. This was of course during Eddie D's time as the Owner. He even stated that we have MORE people in the building now than when he was the owner. This isn't counting the Stadium team. The problem we have is that we don't have many "Football" men in the building right now. Marathe as good as he is with contracts isn't a Football guy by nature. Sing knows players but he doesn't understand much about the day to day operations aspect. You can tell when he says that he has to go back to look at the film to see what he was thinking. A Football guy should be able to rattle it off with machine gun precision. "I was doing this because of this..." that's not to say he's not Football savvy he just doesn't understand yet. He's a work in progress. I think that is probably the sole reason the Players are still with him. He's a players coach who at the same time is Green. Hell coach Walsh had a guy in the building that really was a Football guy. Thos e kind of guys are needed too. But the problem seems to be that we have too many non Football men in the building and not enough experienced men. Rathman as good a player as he was? I'm not sure he qualifies. Manusky too.
But here is something that 49ers fans don't get. Not right now anyway. To get experience in this league you go with old recycled Coaches or you take your lumps and get someone green and let them grow into the position. I ain't saying I like it. But just stop and think for a moment. Should we Win out (doubtful as it is) Sing will have two .500 seasons. Coach Walsh wasn't even .500 in his first two seasons and he's "the Genius".
Not saying that Sing will even be mentioned in the same breath as the "Greatest of All-Time" like he would like to be someday known as. But we have to have some perspective here.
'79 team was 2-14 and '80 team was 6-10. I'm pretty certain that Bill could have gone someplace with this team. Even with Alex under Center. But that man had Coaching in his veins. He was a teacher at it's highest form and that helped him pass it along to his players. Sing doesn't have that to fall back on. He only has his experience and the teacher is going to take time to develop. I would hope that given the state of the League going into next season and an OBVIOUS competitive market for Football Coaches already, that maybe we could deal with one more season.
I don't like it any more than you guys, but it's HIGHLY doubtful, that we could even get Gruden, Billick or Cowher. It was doubtful coming into the season even.
I apologize for posting this, but I have been giving this a lot of thought. Maybe someone can give their perspective on who we'd go after if Sing were fired today and how we'd keep the rest of the league from pursuing them while we were. Especially with Minnesota, Dallas and the Broncos all looking and having more money at their disposal than the Yorks do.
Scratch that. Make that Dallas and Denver. I know the Vikings dome is insured but that top and all the wiring and electronics is going to be spendy.So we've got a stadium to fund and they have roofing issues.
[ Edited by Ceadderman on Dec 13, 2010 at 7:10 AM ]