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6 Responses to “Approval Ratings”
Firing Nolan is one probably the worst possible move to make. He is not to blame for the team’s dissapointing loss as much as it is others. In fact, Nolan’s presence can/will facilitate a winning team in the NFL, and it will be this 49er team. Head Coach needs things going on around him just like others players need the cooperation and assitance of their teammates on every down. What Nolan doesn’t have is an offensive scheme that can keep a defense off-balance, based on our execution. Our Qb play since Nolan has been here has always resulted in a very low ceiling for what the offense could try and do. Nolan doesn’t have crafty veterans who have earned there stripes in the playoffs and seen it all, he has a team who’s heart is young. In this case, stupid too. But there is time to right it, in these next 4 weeks, like Nolan has said, and next season. Which he will spend in San Francisco, still wearing the suit. Because what Nolan does have is an excellent partnership with the FO, which makes for a team that has excelled in the past years drafts. He has brought in players who buy into a team attitude, a very healthy and efficient personality where players get better. No player in the locker room after a loss will tell you they truly think a change at the top is the difference. The 49ers are a close team, which will bring winning. We should be lucky we havent had our locker room turn into he average one, with players concerned with nothing but money and fantasy league value. Nolan did well in bringing several impact players, with a great deal of them nearly elite players at their position. Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Manny Lawson are all players who have made a big name early. Players like Davis and Staley, look like the will be worth there draft status soon enough. The FO did a great job in Free Agency getting Nate Clemetns and Michael Lewis, shoring up the big problems areas by turning them into strengths. I truly beleive this is on the offense, and those closer to the field are responsible.
Right. Just look at his record to judge how well he’s done. The only thing that matters in this league is how many wins you put up. Nolan might be the nicest guy on the planet and well intentioned too. LOOK AT HIS RECORD. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!
I could sit here and write a ten page research paper on why mike nolan should be fired, but it’s too simple. For the guy who said Mike should not be fired-
When Mike came in here, he took a team that was 2-14 and won 4 games. Everyone kept saying, “this coach is going to keep taking this team up.” IT’S NOT HARD TO GO FROM 2 WINS TO 4 WINS THE FOLLOWING YEAR PEOPLE. Last year we were 7-9. This is mainly because Frank decided to not be such a pansy and hobble off of the field every single play. Maybe if Gore didn’t blame the O-line so much and wasn’t injured every single play, he might have a decent game (statistically).
This team needs a LEADER. They don’t need a guy who says THE SAME THING EVERY SINGLE PRESS CONFERENCE. They make fun of Denny Green all the time but at least he has some passion. Mike is soooo dull. His responses are the same every week. “We can’t turn over the ball.” “It’s a disappointing loss.” It seems like he has no emotion whatsoever and NEVER TAKES THE BLAME. I don’t think he took any of the blame until week 11.
Yes, our players on offense need some assistance. Vernon is a horrific blocker and he is a man beast. Gore fumbles every 28 seconds and is injured every minute. Darrell Jackson should change his name to “Why did I catch every ball in Seattle but I drop every one in San Fran.”
The bottom line is, those issues are personal issues that nolan can help fix. Whether it’s line changes, practices, or just plain telling the players that they are out until they can play like NFL players. I would love to see someone like Michael Lewis (kick returner) play receiver. At least he knows how to catch a ball.
The other guy put it best. No matter how nice Nolan is, or how sad we feel for his family losses or how bad our players play…it all comes down to coaching in the end and he is not getting the job done.
Oh, and drafting Alex was a terrible mistake. I don’t think any of us knew he would be bad so you can’t blame nolan entirely, BUT he was responsible for drafting him.
Just remember kids, if you think I’m wrong look at our current situation-
New England has a good Super Bowl dynasty forming- they are 13-0.
Pittsburgh has won 5 super bowls (tied with SF and Dallas). They are playoff bound AGAIN.
Dallas has won 5 suepr bowls as a dynasty. They are 12-1 and playoff bound AGAIN.
San Fran is couch bound yet again for another season. DON’T LET OUR DYNASTY BE TARNISHED.
Well duh, who’s ratings wouldn’t be low if the team wasn’t winning. It’s not going to matter who you are or what stage in your rebuilding proccess you’re in.
“This is mainly because Frank decided to not be such a pansy and hobble off of the field every single play.
“[Nolan]…NEVER TAKES THE BLAME
“Vernon is a horrific blocker”
“Maybe if Gore didn’t blame the O-line so much”
I see you dont know one thing about NFL football, so you won’t be able to understand why your as wrong as you are. But for those who do know a thing or two, look at this kid. Completely out of his mind. He’s attacking two of our youngest players, with he most heart and will to win. You think Gore’s a pansy, and Vernon cant block. The exact opposite is actually true for both those players. Vernon gets terrific leverage, and can go hat to hat with nearly all LB’s his size, and has success against DE’s. And as for Gore, he never takes praise without mentiong his O-line and companion Moran Norris. Shut your mouth you shitty 9ers fan.
Wow, lol, he just called me a shitty niner fan. That hurts. You see, when a Niner makes fun of his entire team, I back the team up….not the one niner. If you have read anything into some of the comments that Frank has made all year long, than maybe yours thoughts would matter in this. However, you just don’t. Frank has repeatedly blamed his O-line for his mishaps this year and it’s all over ESPN. Do the research. If you want to continue to defend a guy who has blamed his entire O-line, than go ahead. I’ll just keep defending the other guys who are on this team as well.
As far as Vernon is concerned, again do the research. I love these players athletic abilities and personalities, but that doesn’t mean I’ll back them up in everything they do. How many times have we seen Vernon miss a crucial block and Trent or Alex get rocked from the side. Again, check ESPN and “First and Ten” because they talk about this all the time.
Until Gore stops fumbling and saying side comments and Vernon actually blocks his man so his QB doesn’t get raped, I’ll keep saying my comments.
As a Niner fan, I wish you wouldn’t be so negative to me. Keep in mind, I have opinions too and we should be on the same side. I just wrote my comments because I do believe that Nolan is responsible and the team leaders are responsible too.