Originally posted by backontop:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by backontop:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by NinerD:Originally posted by nooj:Originally posted by 49ERwhiner:
I'll keep it real simple ------ Jed York is as accountable if not more so as the rest of the group for the decisions he has made since being in charge.
Not sure why he'd get a pass. He deserves criticism for hiring Mike Singletary, one that set this franchise back at least a few years.
By all mean he gets no free pass, but he is a kid and it sounds like he knows that he smurfed up. There has already been some changes.
It's not like this kid is the TUNA that has been doing it for 40 years, he is really young and learning.
Which means we are in an exceptionally bad situation as a franchise because of it...
You keep ignoring the fact that Jed is consulting his uncle.
He said the same thing 2 years ago and hired Dingletary... He's said "I talk to my uncle" many times in the past.
at the time most people thought Singletary was the right guy. You act like Singletary wasn't already a HC candidate for other teams. If you remember he was interviewed by a few teams. You are calling him out on Singletary because you know the outcome instead of remembering what the scenario was. hindsight is always 20/20.
I agree, hindsight is always 20/20. It's easy to criticize him for that hire. There was a lot of buzz, and fans really approved of it.
The only thing I can say to that is that we are just fans. We are not Jed York. We don't interview these candidates. We don't work in football operations. Do you think that someone more capable would have been able to see that Mike Singletary had serious flaws? Maybe, maybe not. Hard to say. But I do know that if Jed did his homework on Singletary, he failed to identify those weaknesses OR he identified those weaknesses and failed to build structure around him to support him. Instead, Singletary was given MORE power and even some say regarding personnel decisions.
York at the time of Singletary's hiring felt that the team lacked intensity. He grossly mis-diagnosed the problem and ultimately hired the wrong person. Jed York, at the very least, needs to be held accountable for the Singletary era regardless of the approval of fans at the time.