My point is twofold: first, you had better make sure you actually have the talent on the field to win before you start randomly hiring and firing coaches because they're not winning with the talent on the field. The NFC West might have been pathetic this year, but "better coaching" wasn't going to win the division for the 49ers because of the deficiency in talent and injury issues where talent actually existed; second, yes, Singletary made a lot of mistakes during his coaching tenure - that's going to happen when you hire someone without a whole lot of experience. However, Singletary's canning was in large part to do because he was unable to make up for the GM's mistakes, and usually I hate when the employee ends up taking the heat for the boss' ****-ups (short of an entire "clean-house" scenario, which I don't think is the 49ers' aim, but more looking for the "quick fix" to win what is looking to be another pathetic NFC West next year).
I also really do feel for Alex Smith. If you look at all successful QBs, they have a level of stability when they start their career and he never had that. When Turner was there, it looked like he was getting it, then he left and everything went back to how it started.
Perhaps if Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers flip-flopped situations (since I think they were drafted the same year) Smith's career would have come out differently. Some teams ruin potential franchise QBs by playing them far too early. Then again, when you look at Flacco and my boy Matt Ryan, those guys were thrown into the fire immediately and thrived. I guess it just comes down to assessing a QB's maturity level before just throwing them to the wolves (that being said, considering Rodgers was sitting behind Favre, it's not as if there was a reason why he got to sit on the bench and learn for a few years, but I digress).
Yeah, I didn't mean to imply that. I was speaking to the announcers and experts who bring that up. I didn't think you meant that, I guess I was agreeing with you. Every year I think a move more and more to the idea that a lot of the time, a QB becomes what they were brought into and not the other way around. You are brought into ****, you are ****. Of course there's exceptions.
Really disappointed...he never had a QB he could trust.
Hope he ends up in Dallas as the next D-coordinator.