Is Singletary or Smith the main problem in SF?
Alex Smith will NEVER be the answer.
Mike Singletary should NEVER be a Head Coach.
The misery will NEVER end.
Let’s start with Alex Smith. He will never be the answer. There are 49ers fans who never liked Alex Smith, fans who expected good things out of him, and fans who truly thought he would be the answer. I wish I was one of the smart ones. I was one of the fans who expected good things out of him. When your team has the #1 pick in the draft and they select a Quarterback, you always feel good about the direction of the team, even though there may be some growing pains. Sometimes, number one overall picks even find success right off the bat. Well, those growing pains are now six years old and I have had enough. As Mike Singletary suggested on Monday, maybe Alex Smith does have “all the tools, all the things he needs to be that guy”. Singletary says he just needs to see all of it, and I say I agree, just not with the 49ers. We went through that same process last season. Smith might wake up and turn us into believers again. But again, I have had enough. I don’t care if Alex Smith goes to some other team and tears it up. He just will never be able to succeed in San Francisco.
Now, I don’t think Mike Singletary deserves to be a Head Coach in this league.
Maybe he could bode well as a Defensive Coordinator or as a position coach. But, as a Head Coach, he will not cut it. His coaching philosophy is out of today’s world. Not only is the guy all talk, he actually has lost his ability to motivate the players. The only thing he has going for him right now is that Jed York does not have the power to fire him. No one is willing to stand up to the man and attack him. While firing Singletary during the season may not be a smart move, management needs to show that they are willing to take the steps necessary to improve this team.
Why will the misery never end? Because, the 49ers are only 0-5 and they have only played one team within their division. Things can absolutely get worse, but I refuse to believe that they will. If the 49ers somehow manage to pull out a 7-9 season or better, believe me when I say Singletary will be able to convince to management that things are indeed getting better. Who knows, maybe Alex Smith will then talk Singletary into giving him another season to prove himself. I know I sound crazy but that is entirely possible. I absolutely believe that finishing between 7-9 and 9-7 while winning the division is the worst outcome for this team, as we speak. It would take a lot for me to change my opinion on the 2010 San Francisco 49ers.