Originally posted by modninerfan:
Nolan built the core of this team... Singletary didnt do jack
McCloughan built the core of this team, Nolan brought in Alex Smith
Nolan drafted Gore, Willis, Davis, Staley, McDonald, Goldson, and Brown. He also persuaded Justin Smith to sign here and got Clements and Lewis (two guys we needed while they were here). McCloughan after he took over all personnel decisions drafted Balmer, Rachal, Wallace, and Coffee.
Originally posted by dcsham:
None of the above. Back before Bill Walsh, we had a one year combo of Ken Meyer and Pete McCulley. I would take any of the three you list over those two.
That is a fact. Those days were horriable. But it brought us to the Walsh era.
I remember those days too. I became a lukewarm 49er fan during the Monte Clark era, only to see everything spiral downward when Joe Thomas became GM. Thank God Eddie D redeemed himself by hiring Walsh. As bad as it was while Erickson, Nolan and Singletary were coaching, the Joe Thomas period exceeded it for awfulness.
This dude who used to work at the Gym i go too played for the Niners for 1 year during the Erikson era (error).. he said that Erikson was a joke of a coach and almost never even involved with the team and basiclly collecting a free paycheck for as long as they would let him. And no i cannot remember this guys name because when he told me i had never even heard of him but he said he used to chill with Justin Smiley all the time that year which made it sound legit to me.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
the kicking game was unfortunate, but under Erickson the niners were a much less discipline team. stupid turnovers, bad penalties.... marks of a bad coaching.
this times 1000. we could have oversome a bad kicker, we did before but we just shot ourselves in the foot so much and it got to be a point where the team was just not ready to play,, all on the coach,, all of it
Originally posted by sachie23:
Singletary was the worst "coach" but Nolan's tenure was a bigger train wreck imo. He did a decent job of getting talent on the roster but his handling of it was terrible. Not to mention he did not let his players attend Bill Walsh's funeral which I can never let go. Classless move.
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