Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by dj43:Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:Nolan's biggest individual problem was his "my way or the highway" approach. He was very good about the mechanics of defense but not very insightful. He did not seem to have the ability to adjust things during the game to counter what opponents threw at him. That lacking became apparent to the players and they lost confidence.
nolan was good
he knew his x's and 0's (to a point) problem is that the players didnt really respect him
its almost the exact same scenario as dallas and wade pjillips he knows his x's and 0's as well just no diciple and respect were commanded by both
as i have said many times take nolans smarts and sing discipline and motivational tecqniques we may have the best defensive minded HC in the nfl
Singletary came along and held much the same dogmatic view of things. The result was what we have all suffered from the past 8 years.
I would like to add that Nolan also sorely lacked expertise on the offensive side of the ball. He didn't have a vision as to what he wanted on offense and all too often it seemed that he was just content with giving the keys to the offense to his coordinator.
Furthermore, his playcalling was questionable and not nearly as aggressive for my likes. I remember him forgoing several 4th down calls for the safer option.
A defensive guy isn't going to be an offensive dynamo. I have no issue with him giving the OC the keys. A lot of the greats do that.