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Monday’s Locker Room Talk: Sept. 27

Posted by Taylor Price on September 27, 2010 – 2:29 PM

Mike Singletary said he made the difficult decision of replacing Jimmy Raye as offensive coordinator after a night-long film review session following his team’s 31-10 loss in Kansas City.

“I came back here and basically spent the night here looking at the film,” Singletary said of his decision to elevate quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson to coordinator and promote offensive assistant Jason Michael to quarterbacks coach.

It was admittedly a difficult decision for the 49ers head coach, but one he felt was necessary after his team had begun the season 0-3 and is currently sitting in last place in the NFC West.


Singletary reviewed not only the loss to the Chiefs, but also the 49ers defeats in Seattle and against New Orleans in making the move. All three performances were factored into his decision, Singletary said.

But the 49ers head man said all coaches and players had a hand in the poor performances, including the most recent disappointment in Kansas City. It couldn’t all be put on the former offensive coordinator.

“We all had a hand in that loss,” he said. “It’s the coaches and the players. It’s never just one or the other.”

In speaking about his new coordinator, Singletary sounded optimistic about what Johnson could do for the team in the remaining 13 regular season games.

“I felt for the overall scheme of things, where we are, Mike Johnson would do a good job,” Singletary said. “I think he understands what we’re trying to accomplish and I think the players will embrace him.”

After speaking to some of the players in the locker room, it’s clear that’s already the case.

“Coach (Johnson) is cool,” Frank Gore said. “I talk to him a whole lot. I think Coach Johnson will be fine. We just have to do what he says and execute, starting today and moving forward.”

“I believe in Coach Johnson,” Vernon Davis said. “I interact with Coach Johnson all the time. We have a good relationship… He’s an awesome guy.”

Singletary was asked about his offensive philosophy and said what matters most is winning.

“We can talk about philosophy, we can talk about opening it up, closing it up, whatever it is. But the bottom line is winning. I want to do what we need to do to win football games. That’s the philosophy I want to become very familiar with.”

The 49ers will have a chance to familiarize themselves with the win column this Sunday when they travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons.

4:00 PM Update

Alex Smith was unavailable during open locker room for good reason. He was meeting with new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson.

But Smith spoke to the media moments ago about the latest changes to the 49ers coaching staff and what it means for the offense.

“This isn’t mope around time,” the 49ers starting quarterback said of Jimmy Raye’s dismissal. “It’s unfortunate; it’s part of the deal. I don’t think anyone knows it better than Jimmy. He’s been around a long time and knows the nature of the business. It’s not easy. No one said it was going to be. This is the NFL. But we’re going to be moving on and we’ll be ready to go on Wednesday (for practice).”

Smith said the coordinator change was a “non-issue” in his mind, citing that he would be open-minded about the change and focused on Sunday’s road opponent – the 2-1 Atlanta Falcons.

“I’m ready for whatever may come, whatever we may be doing and how my role is involved with that and whatever I need to do to help this team win,” said Smith, who has thrown for 732 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions through three games. “That’s what we’re all focused on, getting off this track and getting a ‘W.’

“We’re trying to win games, that’s where the focus should be at.”

Smith was asked about some specifics involved with the coordinator change, but had no answers as to where Johnson would call plays from (booth or sideline), or if he’ll continue to wear a wristband with numbered plays on it.

For Smith, the most important thing is getting the results on the field.

“I think guys understand the foundation that is here and what we’re capable of. It’s a matter of putting it together. We can’t just talk about it; we have to make it happen.”

Smith and the 49ers won’t have to learn a complete playbook in a matter of days, but they’ll expect a few changes to be made immediately.

“There will be some differences and I think we’ll be excited for what they’re going to be with Coach Johnson. We’ll be ready to go.”


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207 Responses to “Monday’s Locker Room Talk: Sept. 27”

  1. By NAPLES41 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    COACH SINGLETARY,
    LISTEN I KNOW I AM ONLY A FAN AND MY WORD DOESEN’T MEAN ANYTHING, BUT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE 49ERS FOR 24YRS AND I LOOK EVERY YEAR FOWARD TO THE UPCOMING SEASONS.YEAR AFTER YEAR SINCE 2002 (PLAYOFFS) I GET SO EXCITED TO SEE THE NNERS BE CONDENDERES AGAIN AND THIS YEAR I THAUGHT WAS OUR YEAR AND NOW WE ARE 0-3 YET AGAIN BEHIND.YOU GUYS HAVE ALL THE TOOLS NOW THERE SHOULD BE NO EXCUSES ANYMORE HOW CAN THE NINERS NEARLY BEAT THE CHAMPS LAST WEEK BUT GET THERE BUTTS KICKED BY THE HAWKS AND CHIEFS I JUST DONT GET IT ANYMORE.ALSO ALEX SMITH IS NO BETTER THEN A BACKUP QUARTERBACK, HE HAS BEEN GIVE 6 YEARS TO PROVE HIMSELF I MEAN HOW MUCH LONGER AND HOW MANY CHANCES CAN ONE GUY BE GIVEN HOW MANY LOST SEASONS AND ROKEN HEARTS YEAR AFTER YEAR DO THERE HAVE TO BE.ITS TIME FOR A QUARTERBACK WITH SOME SKILL TO COME IT, JUST PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BLOG I KNOW FOOTBALL ASWELL I PLAYED ALL STATE IT HIGH SCHOOL AND ALL SEMI, IN SEMI PRO FOOTBALL.THANK YOU FOR YOU TIME FOR ME AND ALL THE TRUE NINER FANS OUT THERE.

  2. By joshua meyers on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    yes im glad we fired raye.. past 3 games i didnt see what we should be seeing… poor play calling… getting into tough situations cause it.. we should get first down eather on first down or 2nd.. there shouldnt be need for a 3rd down with this team.. we are to good.
    raye was to old and the nfl has changed to a point.. out with the old in with the new..
    good job team. just dont every lose in the super bowl.
    fan since 87 when i was born

  3. By isaiahs on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    49ers are a great team the just got to excute and show their talent cause the way they are looking right now they won’t get them to the plaoffs.Mike Singletary you are doing a great job as a coach keep up the good work.

  4. By Andy Arroyo on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    WE NEED A QB SMITH IS NOT FOR THE NINER WE NEED HILL BACK NINER R A GOOD TEAM BUT WE NEED A QB

  5. By Isaac on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    We have to realize that just Gore up the middle is not the formula.

  6. By WEB on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    . I don’t think people are giving the chief’s D-line enough credit. But still we were successful when we were taking more shots downfield against the saints. More play action, screens and draw plays. We have to be more aggressive on offense and give our D some time to rest so they don’t get ate up like they did against the KC.

  7. By JARROD on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. Singletary.

    I gotta say in the preseason you guys played great , like a playoff team for sure, but you also had david carr in as q.b. , why dont you try starting him next week against the falcons, I guarantee he will lead the team to a win.

    thanx man

  8. By chris on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Just stay together as a team and note to Crabtree you have to give your all every down and try hard to get open for your team not just for the QB this is a team sport Vernon knows that and now you have to learn that as well. If your gonna play like its just about you, you wont accomplish anything. You played better last season when you cme in half way through cause there was no exspectations on you know there is and you have to be that guy question is do you want to be that guy?

  9. By HeavyKev on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    This was an obvious move. There is just no creativity at all on the offense. Unfortunately Coach Sing is in the dark ages trying to create a “run first” offense. It’s just not the way it’s done in the NFL today. Although there aren’t many great quarterbacks out there; plenty of defensive lineman that can stop the run. Slants, swings, options, wildcat, play action fakes. If you don’t have those in your offensive playbook, you’re going nowhere fast.

    Now… the really bold move… trade Alex Smith for Kevin Kolb. TODAY. Let’s see those kinda guts.

  10. By Anthony on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Now we need to get an NFL QB.

  11. By WEB on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Sign Trent Edwards! He can succeed in SF.

  12. By Ace Thomas on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    as a huge 49er fan i must say that im also disappointed in this season so far.. i know since we lost TO and the rest of that good offense, we had trouble scoring! alex smith believe it or not is not to blame! this guy had no time to perfect his offense because he always gotta learn a whole new scheme every year.. i mean this is the nfl u cant be tryin new things every week and expect to win..keep one guy so he can perfect the offense and let him stick to it.. i feel bad for smith. but if you ask me the biggest weakness is our secondary.. they need a serious make over badly

  13. By top on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    i did think a change was needed, but also we need a good backup plan, what’s johnsons credentials anyway

  14. By Geo on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    As a fan I know the team is stacked with talent. What I wish to see is that talent taking this division. What’s it going to take for you to take it? As team members, you play the game not the coaches. They prepare you. Game time comes and you are on the field not the coaches. You are not a bunch of robots taking orders from the sidelines. That is your field, your opponent, your game and it’s up to you to take the opportunities and become what Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice, Clark, Rathmon,Young, Montana, Taylor, and all the 49er greats who played before you became, winners. The only difference between you and them are the wins. Figure it out and just do it. Alex, run up the field more. Move the ball every play forward until the clock strikes 0. Keep your composure and find your receivers. Give them a chance to bring the ball in. You throw the ball away way too often. Yes you have to some times. You do it way too much. Move up in the pocket and lead your receivers. Obvious isn’t it. Then why are you doing it? They want to get that ball as bad as you want to get it to them. When you don’t get the play from the sidelines in time, then fake it and try to your best anyway. Don’t lose the clock ticks.

  15. By Christina on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    It’s unfortunate that Jimmy Raye was cut, but ultimately it was the best decision. I love these Niners & I know that this year the Faithful will not be let down. 0-3 isn’t an indicator of this team’s talent, but then again it’s only the third week. No more excuses & no more halfway trying. Every player needs to play every game like his paycheck is on the line.

  16. By Mr.niner on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Man look Singletarey i dnt know if u read dis or not but i and i think alot of the fans respesct you and everything you stand for, but if you dnt sit Alex Smith down and bring in Troy Smith or David Carr you might need a rude awakening. I dnt want to see you get fired so you have to hurry up and make that decision! he is also hurting us. Yeah Jimmy Raye was calling the plays late and probably calling bad plays, but he wasnt throwing the ball. Lets get it together.

  17. By Rossman on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Niner fan since my first game in 1964 at Kezar Stadium vs LA Rams. I won’t second guess any decisions made by a professional. Just win baby. Go Niners.

  18. By Bree on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a niner fan since I was a little girl and will remain one regardless of how we perform but I want to see us win games..I feel if we can compete as we did against the champs, there is no way we should have lost to the hawks or the chiefs..Gore is a force to be reckoned with but he needs a QB that could connect with him..Our team is great and we can do this but not with Smith.. 0-3 just isn’t acceptable to me and I am sure not for other niners fans as well..Let’s get it on and win some games..

  19. By Kyle Sabean on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Coach!
    I kno it was a hard decision for you. I know Raye-Ray was “your boy” but just when I started to lose confidence in the coaching you go and do the unexpected. We need to get the ball down field on all downs, throw deep, swing Gore right left & in the middle. Also get Westbrook out there for some catches & runs, WHERE IS THE SPLIT BACKS? We have the 2 threats we need!
    As soon as I see new schemes and plays I will be really excited. I could guess every play we were going to do last sunday, so could the chiefs obviously.
    If Smith is 50% again and looking bad, not making fist downs, PLEASE pull him at least for the rest of the game and see what Carr can do. Come on just try something new! Lets shock the Falcons, shut em down on D, and we will win.
    If we can be 1-3 going into the easy part of our sched. then we can do it this year.
    Thank You Samuari Mike!

  20. By rpb on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    yay! now we just need to dumb that pathetic excuse of a quarterback before he can whine about having to learn another system, i like sing as a coach, he is doing a good job, i just hope he wises up before he lets alex destroy his head coaching stint in SF.

  21. By JimmyMuchetti on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Still love ya, but, hoping things will look up. I agree, the offense has not looked very good in these losses. We need to be less predictable and open things up. Looks like we’re playing scared, or trying not to lose instead of taking it to people. The weapons are there. Maybe Alex is not the answer. It is true, he has had his chances. Lets go guys, you can do this. Stop thinking and start playing.

  22. By Joel Cline on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    The problem has never been Alex Smith. He is a great QB, and will prove it in weeks to come. Mike Sigletary is doing an awesome job. I’ve been seeing what he saw on film for the past three weeks, and agree with the change he has made. Any of you so called niner fans that are talking crap about Alex, should shut up and watch over the next few weeks. MAYBE YOU WILL LEARN SOMETHING!!!!!! Keep up the great work Mike, and don’t listen to any of the idiots posting on this site.

  23. By Vic on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    All I see this year is more of the same problem. A QB makes or breaks a team. I just hope that we have the right QB before it is too late. Going 4-11 on the road
    is not what we are looking for and winning in ATL would be a great start. If the team looks like they have on the road, well it was nice knowing ya and looks like a restart is needed for next year. I like coach Sing as a player but the team looks just as confused as its coach.

  24. By bestbett on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Coach….you made a bold move today and it will make us better. This is the time to regroup and stick together. Niner nation we must not panic! Things will be fine and I belive we will still win the division. Alex is the right man for the job. He is a good athlete and is learning to make plays with his feet. His confidence can go either way right now and we the fans need to support him. We are not going to sign Peyton Manning or Tom Brady any time soon. We need to get behind our team and coaches…. dig deep and get it done. I want to see the nasty we all saw against the saints for the remainng games. That will net wins.

  25. By PETERD on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Joshua, “we” did not fire Raye. The head coach fired him. And you are talking about the super bowl and “don’t ever lose”? How about we just win some games first? The coach has made a a good move, and clearly he is not going to change QB’s now. It will be difficult enough for the O-team to make the adjustment to a now OC. But I do agree, we have to get some production out of the most important position on the team, and some of the misses in the past three games have to be on Smith.

  26. By Jesse E on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    We need Nate Davis!

  27. By bestbett on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    3rd and 3…….flee flicker? good night Jimmie!

  28. By Ali Saheb on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    WE NEED A NEW QB….. You showed us you can be faithful….. Make the move and drop the QB…..Not sure how Carr will do… but Im ready to see….. I kindof like Troy Smith too but WE NEED A NEW QB…..This is the 49ers football.. We are use to Montanas and Youngs.,…. not elvis gerbacs…. and Alex Smiths…….This is such a good team and deep at almost all positions, but the guy who touches the ball most needs to be changed…….LOOK AT THE RAIDERS… NO J RUSSEL AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY HAVE GREAT PLAYERS EVERYWHERE……..I love the 9ers

  29. By 49erfaithfulSince'88 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    NAPLE41, ANDY ARROYO, AND MR.NINER are a bunch of idiots that dont know what they’re talking about and just blame Alex for everything.

    For once in your lives watch a game in detail. The ones to blame are the playcaller sending in bad plays and calling them over and over again.

    The offensive line needs to stop playing so weak and not let edge rushers beat them no matter who is on the other side. Stop the False starts, personal fouls, and make some damn hole.

    They need to give Alex the freedom of changing plays or calling them on his own. Bring back the spread offense to spread defenses and give gore a break from being the only target. ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.

    I’D RATHER HAVE INTERCEPTIONS KNOWING THAT WE’RE TRYING TO THROW THE BALL DOWNFIELD THAN JUST RUNNING UP THE MIDDLE ALL THE TIME. THEY HAVE TO CREATE A SPREAD OFFENSE FOR ALEX THATS WHAT HE’S MORE COMFORTABLE IN.

    HOPEFULLY JOHNSON CAN BE SMART ENOUGH AND SEE THE OBVIOUS!!!

  30. By levi on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Ok pick up trent edwards for cheep. He has a bigger arm and can get the ball deep. They are loading the box and smith looks like garcia with bad aim past 30 yards. Us westbrook you got him use him. Shotgun set two backs gore and westbrook. Crabtree has already givin up on smith and is runin routes like randy moss did in oakland. He knows he will not throw the ball past 20 yards. Smith is scared. He may have been a good qb but nolan put him in to early without talent and no o line. HE IS SCARED. we need compitition at qb

  31. By Zephyrus on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Simple to me. Give Carr a chance. You see him practice every day, I only see him sundays where he is still too inconsistent. Results should matter. 6 yrs of losing is what I’ve seen no matter how it’s wrapped. Smith WILL NOT get us there this year. I’m sick of watching us play without adapting. If I was having a bad game, I got benched! Think about it.

  32. By C.Radcliffe on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Mike Singletarey, dont know if u ever go on facebook or any of the niner fan websites but man ever one is talking bad about Alex. Alot of niner fans would like to see him go n replaced. I am one of them i’ve been a niner fan since birth n will continue being a niner faithful no matter what, but u honestly need to change QB. Hate the raiders but look what they did they change QB in the 2nd half of the game n the look way better now, that could be us but better cuz we have the players to make this happened except the QB. I went to the saint niner game n man I saw n been seeing a scared QB Alex Smith). He panics too much n thows the ball away to many times. instead of running n tryin to get us yards he’s to darn scared he throws the ball away n thats how we fumble alot. He’s been QB for over 5yrs now, n yet hasnt proved much. Ask yourself the ? “why were we the only team to win all preseason game” cuz we r a good team n have great players but yet Alex didnt play all 4 quaters like he has now. Is that why we had no loses cuz we had Carr gettin us all our points. I been sayin this for the last couple years give the back up QB a chance, I think any one can be better then smith. Just try it out for a game or even half & see what QB gives us more points. Please a desprate fan.

  33. By A Die Heart on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a fan since 65, and what I saw yesterday was an offense in disaray and an unagressive defensive unit. Smith has been with the 9ers six years, but I haven’t seen him change a play at the line, base upon the called defense he’s facing. The only play on his mine is the one sent it to him, and he needs to stop staring down his receivers! The defense played better and were aggressive, during the preseason, when they were fighting for a position. Why are they playing mostly zones, when sometimes, they need to switch to man to man. The corners are waiting until the ball arrive to takle, rather playing the ball like its there as well! I am highly disappointed in the coaching staff on both sides of the ball and the players – its the player, who have to play the game and most of them are standing around, rather then making something happen? This all shows me a lack of preparation and drive, which I blame on the head coach! It’s not to lake to prove me wrong, but if change don’t happen soon, I see Seattle as taking this division this year! If that happens, changes need to be made top down! It’s been a long time since we had a winner!

  34. By 49erfaithfulSince'88 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    WE DONT NEED A QB, WE DONT NEED NATE DAVIS OR DAVID CARR, THEY WILL NOT DO ANY BETTER.

    IF YOU CAN REPLAY THE GAME DO IT AND WATCH CLOSELY. YOU WILL GET YOUR ANSWERS.

    THATS WHAT I DID A FOUND THAT ALOT OF PLAYERS WERE NOT DOING WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO OR GETTING BEAT OFTEN.

    HOW IS ALEX SUPPOSED TO DO SOMTHING WHEN THEY ARE ALWAYS RUNNING THE BALL AND O-LINE IS GETTING PUSHED BACK OR RAN PAST.
    GIVE ALEX AT LEAST 3 TO 5 SECONDS IN THE POCKET AND IT SHOULD BE ALL GOOD.

    WE SAW IT AGAINST THE SAINTS AND EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY WITH ALEX AND THEN NOW THE OC MESSES UP AND EVERYTHING IS BLAMED ON ALEX OPEN YOUR EYES NINER FANS AND WATCH THE FILM.

  35. By C.Radcliffe on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Alex needs to learn how to run with the ball to get us more yards when no one is open instead of throwing the ball away. I went to the saint niner game n all the fans around were saying they should replace Smith no matter how close we ended in the game we could have won that game n all the other games if we had a different QB

  36. By Victor Mello on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Well you got rid of half of the problem, but the biggest problem is they guy under center.

  37. By marco on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I am done with alex smith everyone else should be to. He is not a winner plain and simple. He throws two interceptions a game guaranteed. and he is extremely predictable because he has no skill. And other teams never have and never will in amillion years respect Smith. We need a good quarter back. Aaron rodgers is a winner

  38. By Deo on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    From what I see a lot of 9er fans are ready to jump ship based on this poor start, but I think given the team’s trend in recent years this start was expected (although very frustrating).
    1st game @ Seattle, crowd noise, new additions to the O-line… we lacked maturity and mental toughness to pull out a W and were overwhelmed. 2nd game came out and showed what this team is about but came up short against the reigning SB Champs. This last game @ KC again… on the road lacked maturity and mental toughness. We need better play on the road to be contenders. This next game against ATL will be a tough test but I think we can be back at .500 by the BYE week. If we get there then we still have a shot in the division.

    Not to mention, to this point SF has had the toughest strength of schedule of all the NFC West teams.
    SF opp. for first 4 weeks 9-3… 3 road games
    AZ opp. for first 4 weeks 5-7… 3 road games
    SEA opp. for first 4 weeks 3-9… 2 road games
    STL opp. for first 4 weeks 6-6… 1 road game

  39. By JOSH on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    COACH

    Good move, get these boys on it, no more excuses, time to execute or for heads to roll!! TELL MANUSKY TO DIAL UP THE BLITZ!! WILLIS SHOULDN’T BE 40 YARDS DEEP IN COVERAGE!! Get it together 9ers, I’m gonna send u some plays for real im an offensive guru myself.

  40. By Jesse E on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    We should of kept MIKE MARTZ! Now look at the BEARS 3-0…And CUTLER the number #1 rated QB in the NFL? WTF!

  41. By since76 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I think this move was a good start in the right direction.But more changes need to be made,one in particular,THE QB.People saying give smith a chance to find his groove,are you serious he had 6 yrs. to find it see ya.And to put it all on the play callers is absurd,yes I agree we need somebody with more creativity.But smith can not even execute the basics unless you count an interception or throwing it away as a good execution.If that is the case were doing a phenomenal job.All in all Sing swallow some pride and make the necessary changes,starting with smith.Been a 9ers fan since 1976 always and nothin but.It is time to be back on top its been long enough.Gone are the days of Montana and Rice.Make me eat my words Sing please,I am beggin you.Go 49ers go

  42. By hanzell on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    david carr is the answer. shoulda got him right out of houston. better arm better feet. preseason showed he’s not afraid to take a hit and make plays. he was punished in houston yes, but we’ve got the line to protect him. STAND AND DELIVER. simple as that

  43. By kenneth on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Coach..don’t listen to those fools talking about changing our quarterback.
    alex smith is doing a great job.so use a spread offense,and we will have an all pro quarterback.

  44. By Herbert Endo on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Went through the days of Albert, Tittle, Brodie, etc.; the glory years under Walsh and Siefert with Montana and Young. Coach you have done well, have the horses in place now you have to put it together and win baby win. Forever a 49er fan 3000 plus miles away.

  45. By shon on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not the biggest believer in Alex Smith, but give credit where credit is due. He is no playing bad football. 4 / 5 picks have been thrown when throwing at Crabtree. That tells me its a chemistry issue. So why does everyone call for his head on a platter first thing. The O line isn’t even run blocking well. This isn’t a QB issue. This is a team issue. A. Smith didnt let the cheifs score 31. He plays one position. There are 10 other teammates that have to perform in order to make things work. You guys need to recognize that. He certainly hasn’t lost us a football game

  46. By johnnylayzonya on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    lets,go 9ers, you can do it.the only team that can beat you is YOU????? i have love the 49ers sence the 80’s.and i will always love them.

  47. By john kaiser on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Alot of these so called “intelligent” Niner fans have no idea how good Alex Smith is. He is one of the most intelligent people in the NFL. I believe he is only 26 years old. Yes he had differant coordinators his first 5 years.
    He was the best with Norv Turner. That was when he was in his 1st year.
    I believe Johnson will be very good for Smith as well as the whole team. I had been wondering what Jimmy Raye thought he was doing. We have one GREAT running back and a damm good one in our rookie. They must be both involved in the offense. Spead it out a little and send Gore and then outside or the middle with the rookie.
    Crab…you need to be a TEAM player. Believe me it’s not all about you. Life isn’t like that. And the Niners are my life!
    Good luck to all 49ers players on Sunday in Atlanta.

  48. By Steve on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Take a step back and look at the teams that win on a weekly basis. Who do you see and why?

    Take a look at our 5 super bowl rings, what made us earn them?

    Make a team that is similar to that and use our players. USE OUR TALENT! We don’t know what Alex Smith is capable of because we’re not letting him unleash his true potential, can’t you see this??? If by the end of this season we see he’s not the man then at least we know we tried.. Please, get out of this funk and stop playing to lose, we are 0-3, at least let us see what we’ve got, fire at will and don’t stop!!! Don’t ever stop!

  49. By rwgino on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    good move firing Raye coach !! and to all you fans that are blaming ALEX 4 everything, he is only doing what he is told to do & the bottom line is w need speed on the field,ZEIGLER,MAYS AND WESTBROOK. I know GORE is the workhorse but he’s no good to us hurt or worn out going into games against ATL,PHIL,and GB. give DIXON a bigger role along with WESTBROOK. Overall Alex will do fine if the offense gets aggressive & can the D please keep GOLDSON back deep & let him live up to his name “the hawk” The season is still young & we got the talent to succeed, so keep yall heads up & play every game like its your last!!!!!!! GO NINERS!!!!!!!!

  50. By 9er fan on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Okay, now on to the game. More shotgun formations? Westbrook/Walker in the backfield, ZIegler/Davis/Josh downfield. Crossing patterns, screen left, screen middle, screen right. Sweep left, sweepright. Gore up the middle, Gore to the right. Westbrook short, Westbrook deep. etc. etc. Mix it up.

    Do I get the job?

  51. By Roy Casarez on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    we fan need to stop pointing th finger at SMITH. He is a good QB.Jimmy Raye did not trust him to take shots down the field.We have to many weapons,we need to get them involve early,and the running game will get easier.

    I been faithful sines 80`s.

  52. By rwgino on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Dont mean to be a over-opionated fan, but just in case you didnt read my last post,WE NEED SPEED,SPEED,SPEED.those with speed need to get it together & learn the playbook or something because we need yall. bottonline: put some SPEEEEEED on the field!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. By Mike Singleton on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a 49er fan since John Brodie was QB. I’m so humlitaed every week. Its obvious the team chemistry worked against the Saints. What happen to that winning formula. Maybe its Alex, OL, DL, DB’s, Safties, etc. But, its not 49er football. Our 49er legacy is at stake and the fans deserve better performance on the field. We support you every week and you all get paid some remarkable salaries that you make us wait weeks on end to see this type mediocre team play. Lets get it together and finish like our past 49ers teammates would want you to finish. I support any change you make, but lets make the change work and turn that losing spirit into a winning attitude. Hold your heads up and go out on the field and kick some butts for the next 14 or whatever number weeks and finish strong!!!!!

  54. By Martin on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    It’s about time you got rid of Jimmy. I don’t understand what took so long. I and many others had been asking for this since last year. I know it was a hard decision but the right decision.

    Now lets move onto Sundays game. Mike Johnson needs to come out firing on all cylinders. I am talking about stretching the field with vertical threats and actually throwing to them. Lets have the coordinator actually look at film of the upcoming opponents and get the mismatches. When we open up the play book and take some shots down field they wont stack the box anymore. We need to use Westbrook as a quick dump if Alex cant find anyone. We have so many weapons at our disposal but yet we were so predictable. If two times up the gut doesn’t work lets run it one more time LOL. You have to let Mike Johnson or whomever calls the plays take control. We are not in the eighties and this team isn’t the bears. You have to throw in today’s NFL.

    I remember that quote from last year, something along the lines of “we know what we are going to do, they know what we are going to do, lets see if they can stop us.”

    I think if we have any chance of winning on Sunday and I hate to say it is the rookie offensive linemen need to come out. We have Sims sitting on the sideline who is an absolute beast he proved he is a solid lineman. I hate to use our solid backups but we are getting beat down on the line.

    We have to give David Carr a look, I am tired of watching Alex overthrow guys in the flats. All the tipped balls and not willing to run if needed. I seen Carr take a monster hit and it was a preseason game.

    Do we want to talk about Crabtree afraid of catching the ball because he is going to get hit LOL. I see why Vernon and him had it out. He is a Diva.

    Lets move on shall we, do we want to talk about our secondary? This hurts so bad. Atlanta is going to expose our secondary again this weekend. If you want to beat us use speed around the corners or throw the ball.

    I don’t take any joy in typing any of this believe me. When the Eagles come to town I will be in my seat rooting on my Niners. But lets be real, if some things don’t change real quick we could be looking at long season.

    You know what sucks is the loss yesterday didn’t sting as much as the two prior games. Starting to numb up like last year.

    MIX IT UP, MIX IT UP, MIX IT UP, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO NINERS

  55. By centralcali9ers on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Will everybody stop calling for David Carr Please, he is not the answer. The problem is not Alex Smith as much as it is the whole offense. Lets put it together Alex will be fine

  56. By 49ers 4 life on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Let go of Alex Smith he is a Backup at best QB you have Troy smith big arm fast and can make plays or spend 68 million on vick if the eagles don’t try to resign him for the big bucks we could have got vick for the low we keep letting team get very good QBs if not vick offer for Kevin Kolb, Alex Has Been Give 6 Years to prove himself dammm how long coach you have earn your spot now make the right choice and let him go he is a coach killer don’t be like mike nolan and get fired,I think u are the best coach for us, how many chances can one person get!!!!

  57. By DAVID on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think but know that Alex Smith is not the answer to the 49ers offense at all. This season is going to be the same as the season Alex started in rookie year and we all don’t want to see that right? So changed the qb possesion already, let David Carr play for a change. Hey Carr, I also live in Fresno and we in Fresno want you be become the player you were when you left, a winning qb.

  58. By steve white on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I had high hopes for the niners this year I am so so disappointed with this offense and I know they can do so much better please find a better QB. Alex smith has no confidence in him self and I think its time to move on and take these defeats as a motivation niners have the skill but don’t have the heart good luck with the season much love and respect.PEACE

  59. By Dav on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Unfortunately Smith doesn’t have it as a QB in the NFL. 49ers need Davis off of the practice squad and they need to play Dixon. If it was up to me, I’d trade Smith and Gore.

  60. By detroitniner on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    so did Sing get b*tch slaped and told to open up?
    let alex go spread and score some points
    this run and run obsession is toooooo old school

    god bless Blanda

  61. By ROCBUD41 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Been a niner fan since 78 im not sure if i want to give up on a. smith just yet because we have problems in all phases of the game. special teams,de, off, ect. if you really watched the saints game carfully you would have seen signs of a really good qb. I do agree that we shouldn,t be so predictable on off. and in the kc game we was just as predictable on de. I would really like to see some mix ups with the running backs because we have three strong backs with different styles and that could really shake up the defences out there. I also think the coach has made a good decision on changing

  62. By detroitniner on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    qb get tooo much credit when they win and they get too much blame
    alex reminds me of plunket. got the sh-t beat out of him then came back and won a super bowl does any one remember plunket and what a disappointment he was?

  63. By Don Watanabe on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Singletary was right when he said ultimately the responsibility is his. We have excellant talent but average coaches. He thinks its all about rah rah. But ultimately its preparation. The problem is he doesn’t know what to prepare for. We were outcoached big time on both sides of the ball.

  64. By Jose on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a 49er fan since I was in my mom womb and we all know what is going on, We are not coaches but we know that A.Smith is not right for SF. I love the guy, He is very nice person but his personalty will not will game. We need a New QB, Try Carr. Anything but Smith and I just hope he (Singeltery) does not wait like he did last year. Yes Smith will win this year but with the players we have this year its going to be shameful for us if we dont make the Playoffs. Now if we get Carr a try and he doesn’t do good, Hey we tryed. Firing the OC was the first step now its step two. I mean I dont want to should mean but sign me up at QB I can throw INTs and get sacked all day for free.Sorry Alex but your stale of play is like in Atlanta, NY Giants, Oakland, or with the Colts Try those citys

  65. By Lou S. on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Alex is on his 9th life. Last year we blamed it on the O-Line. This year the OC issue comes back to haunt us? What next? Do what the Raiders did and get rid of the bust. I’ve seen 6th rounders & back-ups become stars in this league, but I have yet to see a bust come back from being a bust.

  66. By 49ermarc on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Well I got to say, Finally we may have chance. Jimmy was holding the niners down from what they actually want to do–win. Singletary, is a fierce coach that commands respect and we are not getting respect from other teams. I hope johnson will be able to mix it up with what we already learned.

    Lets go niners; I could hear it now–what a change.

  67. By realistic fan 49 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Sing and Jed York, thank you for listening and acting. Don’t know if you read our comments or not but as you can see we are extremely happy about this move. Coach, you are right, we do have a really good team. With Raye gone we can move forward and build around Alex. It would be nice to let Alex have a say in the offense. That’s the only way we will know if he truely is our guy. Hey and while we are at it, let’s bring in Steve Young, Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott to help the boys out. For real, get them in there, imagine Young working with Smith, Rice working with Crabtree.
    Thanks again from all of us for the move!!!! Go Niners!

  68. By ROCBUD41 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Don watanabe is right, Its about finding mitch matches and exploiting them and give alex a offense that he is confortable with. Alot of teams draft qbs and try to change the way they are use to playing instead of building around there talents. and i believe a qb is only as good as his offensive line is ask payten manning. 49ers fan for life

  69. By j9 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I said Tim Tebow 2 years ago as QB. He now sits in Denver, unitilized. “He was a risk to the NFL as a QB because of his arm motion/size/etc.” Whatever! A real leader is a real leader. You win with leaders. Carr is obviously not a leader or he would have said something about Smith or the other weak QB. Let’s face it we don’t have a QB. The season is going to suck. Draft or trade for a QB. This is the solution to getting a leader on the field.

  70. By longtimefan on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Getting rid of Jimmy Raye was just the first move the team needed to make. I’m not sure why it took this long. Still don’t believe Alex is anymore than an ok backup qb. I say give Carr a shot, move Nate Davis up to #2, Alex #3 and dump this Troy Smith guy we got from the Ravens. Then go out and find us a real qb. Don’t know much about Mike Johnson but hope he’s willing to put Gore and Westbrook out there at the same time or Gore and Dixon at the same time to keep the defense’s guessing who’s getting the ball. We have too many good weapons and need to have as many on the field at the same time as we can. When it’s just Gore, we all know who’s getting the rock. Feel bad for the defense, the offense puts them if a bad position and the pressure is on them to win the game. I have to blame coaching on the debacle with the Chiefs, the team just didn’t look prepared and the game plans on both offense and defense were weak. Been sticking with this team for a long time and I am still sticking with them. They just need to start playing up to their potential and do it for 60 full minutes. GO NINERS!

  71. By mike on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Well im not sure if people that work for 49ers really read this,but imma die hard 49er fan.i live in virginia and most likely will never see my team play but it hurts my heart every year to see we cant get back to our glory days.why cant our coaches and front office see that,great qb’s make great teams.we have all the pieces besides a qb.if u gonna pick taylor mays over jimmy clausen last year then taylor mays should atleast be starting.the draft is loaded with qb’s next year! alex smith i stuck by your side when all my friends said we need give up on you,u have 13 games to prove yourself or ryan mallet gonna be in a 49er jersey next year

  72. By zerb49 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Ok lets talk football people. Jimmy nice guy not a good play caller thank goodness he is gone. Lewis does need to sit he is a good tackler but cant cover and is slow. Taylor mays good tackler cant cover but has really good make up speed. As for crabtree dont blame smith for his lack of production. Every one has talked this kid up like he was a pro bowler and there was and earlier blog that compared him to randy moss in oakland. Crabtree needs to work because yes moss was lazy in oakland for what ever reason but he had already been to some pro bowls, crabtree has yet to have a big game so he needs to step up. Gore is a beast but if everyone knows the beast is getting the ball on first down between the tackles he is easy to stop 9 in the box and it is a numbers game that you loose most of the time. The niners big problem on offense is the lack of threatning the defense, no shots down field. You have to stretch the field. Alex smith is the best qb on the team period. Everyone calling for nate davis is crazy. he is a good athlete that has had some good performances against back ups and guys that are now free agents. Alex needs to be turned loose. He played his best last year when he was able to throw the ball down field. Oh then when you throw it down field and people bring heat there is a play called a screen and it is an easy way to get your best player the ball in space. As far as our great d I dont think so. we are way to inconsistant on d. 3 games and two of them we have given up 30+ Great d’s dont do that. The ravens great d didnt come out with there heads down when dilfer, yes trent dilfer thew his picks or went 3 and out series after series. They came out and shut people down or caused turnovers. Thats what great d’s do. I agree with sing this is a team game wins and losses. So unless they want to end up with the number 1 pick they better quit pointing fingers and take a long hard look at themselves.

  73. By tonyaranza on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    changing an OC will not make any difference, because they still keep QB Smith which he is the one executing the play. So, the actual result will be the same. 3 INT, 2 Fumbles. 3 Sacks and below 10 points score.

    The season result 0-16.

  74. By adam on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    You cannot blame alex smith for everything that happens on offense. If you look at their three losses, there offensive line only played well in one of them. They are getting beat at the line big time. Anthony Davis looked every bit the rookie he is.

  75. By Jake on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    We need a quaterback why on earth are we sticking with Alex Smith, we could’ve had a few good veteran qbs in the off season. Bring back Garcia, Steve Young…. anybody old young would be better than Alex Smith he just.. A definite black eye for the franchise

  76. By Smuman on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    It all starts with ownership. And Jed York sucks!

  77. By J on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Never lose faith guys, this is an excellent team. I’m sure “Shogun” Mike will get it right. Sorry to Jimmy, and btw the only thing we missing is some WRINKLES. ie. Wildcat + give Anthony Dixon the ball 1,2 punch. We Ready, We comin!!!!

  78. By Lori on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Get d of Alex smiith , dont wait another second give Carr a Try or Davis. Yoiu dont have time to 0 – 3 is not funny! and no time to full around.

  79. By Juan Garcia on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    WOW, alot of comments about Smith is next to go or Singletary, lol get real people, if they both go we will suffer through another rebuilding phase because the coach will mold the team into what they want, also by replacing Smith with a new QB(Kolb,Vick,Edwards etc) we will end up going through the same mistakes(the QB not knowing the playbook enough or chemistry with receivers) I feel for Smith and the team because as soon as something goes wrong we(FANS) want to replace the whole team, Smith will be fine, give him more freedom and he will succeed and lead the team back,Singletary has been doing good with the team but things always happen for a reason, just to let you all know it only takes one season to turn things around(SAINTS) and when it happens we will look back and laugh, He has created a tough physical team, I think they just need more experience since its a young team we have. GO 49ers

  80. By Mohammad Imran on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    We need to work with Nate Davis and get him better. He have the stronge arm and getting him back on team is a good idea. Cut Carr and sign Eswards who got got cut from Bills.

  81. By fresnocali on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Another dissapointing season so far. Im glad we got rid of Jimmie Raye. I set back watching the 49ers play, and no joke, I already know what we are going to do. 1st down motion then run up the middle, gain for 1 or 2 yards. 2nd down run up the middle again or play action and throw to the flats, gain of 3. Now were setting on 3rd down with 5 yards till the first. We go shotgun, which we should be doing on 1st or 2nd down, gore in the back hick the ball and alex is so scared back there he is quick to check it down, now that’s a gain of 3 or 4. Now we have 4th down and got to punt. Same old stuff just a different day. If i was a d coordinater for the opposite team, I would already know whats coming. I’m a huge niner fan, but this gets old after awhile. Our offense is so predictable, its not even funny.

  82. By Curtis Schwabe on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Well I am a have been a fan for a long time and will be to the day I die but really I am tired of seeing the 49ers lossing games when they have players that can make plays and get the team in the endzone. I have watched Alex Smith and it always seems to be an excuse for him injured or not focused on the team he just does not fit with the team and where it is heading He does need to move on and go to another team get rid of Alex Smith. Go 49ers fan forever

  83. By Eddie on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    It was a tough decision, Mike S. But you’re doing your job. What I wanna say is that Alex Smith is doing good. Here is my say: Alex can throw (maybe not the best accurate thrower), but he has an arm, positive motive, handle stress and pressure well, and put good number of yards and completion; he’ll even be a great quarterback if he STARTS RUNNING like what Steve Young used to do. He CAN run; he HAVE speed and good control on his feet. ALEX, JUST START RUNNING WHEN YOU CAN, BABY!! Get first down, keep gaining yards, keep the defense scrambling every once in a while because they know you can run and you’ll open up more opportunities to drive forward. And boom!! We’ll have another powerful weapon!! Just watch!! Run, baby, run!! (Don’t forget to slide when necessary!)

  84. By manny on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    The 49ers do not need to move to santa clara Because santa clara is not any thing compared to San Francisco there is not another city like it. Am i the only one who has a problem with that! I love my city

  85. By Rodney Gaines on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I became a 49er fan with “The Catch” Dwight Clark, because the 49ers beat the cowboys and sent their as…es home. I never even considered the 49ers before then, but I’ve been a TRUE fan ever since. I am still a true fan today and will not change mt preference. I love the 9ers and will always remain a fan.
    M. S. is the best thing to happen to this NFL Franchise since Bil Walsh and He needs to be continually supported until everything he has planned is in place and we get our 6th ring.
    Also, I think the 80’s uniforms need to go……………. Joe, Jerry, Steve, Roger, Tom, Ronnie Lott and ALL of those former players took the team to the top in those. The next generation 49ers should have their own, (same but newer and updated) colors. Still the San Francisco 49ers Improving and Changing with the times, while bringing more and more and more and more fans into the 49er Football organization.

  86. By realistic fan 49 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Hopefully Coach Sing will let Johnson run things. I really don’t want Singletary making too many decisions about things. Can you say duct tape, ha. I give York credit for the change and hope that the evolution of the team will keep taking place no matter who the coach or player may be. NINERS!

  87. By lorenzo on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I STILL BELIEVE IN ALEX …GO ALEX YOU CAN DO IT, DO NOT LISTEN THIS SUCKERS. WE NEED REAL 49ERS FANS..LORENZO FROM MEXICO

  88. By realistic fan 49 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    On what the team was feeling when he broke the news to them:
    “I didn’t break the news to them yet.”

    Huh?

  89. By Rodney Gaines on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    13-3 will be our record this year. YES I SAID IT and I”ll say it again. I Belive in the 9ers. We are the best in 5 years.
    ALL FANS ” BELIEVE” It’s only going to get better from this point forward.

  90. By Deep on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    ADAM SNYDER, ADAM SNYDER ADAM SNYDER!!!!!!!!! COME ON COUCH ALL I HAVE DONE IS SUPPORTED YOU SINCE YOU TOOK THE REIGNS, LOVING WHAT YOU DID WITH VERNON DAVIS, BUT AS YOU PUT IT YOURSELF, AGAINST THE SAINTS IS THE BEST OUR O-LINE AND ALEX SMITH’S PLAY HAS LOOKED SINCE YOU’VE BEEN HERE. SO WHY WHY WHY WOULD U MAKE A CHANGE TO THAT LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHICH OPENED UP HOLES AND GAVE ALEX GOOD PROTECTION AGAINST THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPS ALL NIGHT!!!! THAT IS SOMETHING I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU WOULD FAIL TO REALIZE, I WAS APPALLED TO HEAR THAT WE WERE GOING TO REPLACE SNYDER W/RACHAL AFTER THAT EXCELLENT MONDAY NIGHT OUTING OUR O-LINE HAD???????? LIKE ESPN SAYS, ‘COME ON MAN’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. By NinersFan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    The only person that has it right out of all the comments is:49erfaithfulSince’88… everyone should go back and look at the game again. and you will see the reason we lost the game, o-line,d-fence and offense, along with bad play calls. If Alex has time he is a great Q.B. and will get better with playing time.

  92. By Paul on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I am a truly humbled fan, yet as i read all these comments (not all but most) i see a pattern. Yes we fired Jimmy Raye, however if Singletary is the great leader he PROCLAIMS to be then i feel that maybe he needs to look in the mirror when he is deciding on letting anyone go. I have been a fan since the late 70’s seen the good with the bad with the great come and go. I myself do not agree with the firing of Raye, i myself think it’s time to PUT UP OR SHUT UP. Alex Smith has potential, yes but he needs a LEADER to show that to him. Like Montana was to Young. Smith has never been given a true tutoring in the art of being a NFL QB. So why does the fate of the team rest on his shoulders? Why is Singletary not pulling to get a Montana or Young to WORK with Smith until then put in a established QB to lead the team to where it rightfully should be, in the SUPERBOWL.

  93. By Eddie Delgado on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Sing is a good coach, he’s brought toughness to this team. But, if he doesnt sit Alex Smith down or trade him, it will be another disappointing season. I am getting tired of hearing excuses that Alex has endured 6 coordinators. The bottom line is – you are a professional quarteback who is getting paid millions to perform. He’s had six years to perform as the #1 pick, but he’s failed. Sit him down, allow Troy or David to lead this team in Atlanta. GO NINERS 4 LIFE!

  94. By realfaned on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hey fellow NINER fans can any one tell me that we didn’t look soft from day one when our team walked out holding arms like a bunch of little girls.This hade to be ALEX SMITH idea, he is the worst quarter back in the 15 years I’ve been a fan.All I here about are team latley is alot of feelings kind of crap,this is football a mans sport not feelings.Can someone in the organization tell me that ALEX SMITH is going to be are franchise quarter back for the next 5 years.If someone goes live with some horrible news like that I we tell you the now that, the new stadium you build will be pretty darn EMPTY.On top of this we need to try New talent not others like CARR who is not a Franchise quarter back.Or someone with a winning record like Mike Vick.80% of fans want ALEX gone put in are young talent NATE DAVIS lets see what he can do.Mean While we can draft New young talent.

  95. By Ben on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    They should go get Josh Johnson from the bucs and see what he has because he can throw the ball and when he needs to can run cause he is fast but hes not a running qb even though hes fast. I think he would be another weapon on the offense that will open up more holes and get the playmakers the ball

  96. By estudioG on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sorry but I’m tired of this crap that the 49ers organization has given us these past 10yrs. I’ve been a fan for 25 yrs, this is my last I can truly say. I haven’t seen a full football season in 7 years. Get rid of the poor excuse of a QB A. Smith find a free agent or trade some draft picks to get a real QB.
    As far as a head coach, Singletary should be given until week 8 to get with the program. He was a great football player and I’m sure he’d be a great defensive coordinator but c’mon this is ridiculous already.

    I hope the team, owners and coaches are reading these posts, because gentlemen you are getting paid to play football at a professional level. So play like professionals! And not like a bunch of jr. College kids trying to get to a college. I’m an architect, if I were not to perform my duties and responsibilities as a professional I would be fired right away. As I would expect to be if I were to suck at my profession.

    Wake up 49ers! Fans love you, but how long will we hang on for? It’s been too long already.

  97. By 2008fan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    whatever happened to your Raye Mr.Sing, where is Martz now, if u can tell me.

  98. By 2008fan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    J.T.O’Sullivan was better than Smith & Hill if you should’ve gave him a chance MR.Sing but you cut the poor guy out on your first game as HC even seconds left before half time, who the hell you think you were,you were just got in for HC not the OC, Martz is laughing at the confusing niners now hahah,,

  99. By foreverniner on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    agree, why don’t we just bring back J.T. he has the arm and he is nextdoor.

  100. By 9erforever on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    4 major problems with 9ers.
    1. Bad offensive play calling…predictable, unimaginative, easy to defend.

    2. Suspect coaching…coaches prepare players for game day situations. great plays are made by very good players put in a position for them to succeed.

    3. No discipline in secondary play…corners and safeties taking too many chances and giving up tds.

    4. Failure to score first and early. Our D and being ahead in scoring would be a winning combination.

    Correct these problems and we will start winning again.

  101. By Wayne on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I been a 49ers fan for 30 yrs or better and I have seen the highs and lows and this team has the players and personal to get the job done. If the 49ers do not do something real quick and I do mean like NOW this season will be a bust. We 49ers fan will be watching some other teams in the Super Bowl.

  102. By Mark Marin on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hey! Mike it is time to wake up the dogs and let them go, and show no mercy on the filed Sunday when you play Atlante this week put it all out their this week. let everybody know that the 49ers are the real thing. As for Alex Smith if he reads this or if you talk to him tell him to stop thinking so much and just play the game he was born to play, and just leave it all on the filed. What i mean by that is play 110% and you will see the difference. STEP UP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OKAY.

  103. By Mark Marin on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hey! Mike it is time to wake up the dogs and let them go, and show no mercy on the filed Sunday when you play Atlante this week put it all out their this week. let everybody know that the 49ers are the real thing. As for Alex Smith if he reads this or if you talk to him tell him to stop thinking so much and just play the game he was born to play, and just leave it all on the filed. What i mean by that is play 110% and you will see the difference. STEP UP NOW!!!

  104. By OSUFan4Life on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, I am new to this site and am only here reading this because your team signed the QB I have followed since HS. I do know that Alex Smith has been up and down his whole time. The 9ers need to give the “Other Smith”, as in Troy Smith, a chance as soon as possible. He was more consistant in college than so many others in the NFL, and has not been given an opportunity. The guy has a cannon, and can move outside of the pocket to get yards or find recievers. He is a proven winner, just needs and opportunity. Would be sick to see him in the Shotgun or under center. What kind of team has all of these so called problems on the offense, while they have a Heisman winner sitting on the bench? I know he needs the time to learn the 9er’s system, but it looks like Alex needs some time too! Things cannot get much worse, this team needs a bright spark and some leadership at QB, and Troy Smith is that, mark my words!

  105. By rick on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Its hard to find something encouraging or positive to say about Alex Smith – so I won’t bother trying. He IS the reason we are losing and HE NEEDS TO GO! I feel sorry for him but hey if he is not up to scratch then some-one at the top needs to be brave and just admit that. Is there any one out there that doesn’t think our team would be better if we had Peyton Manning as QB – enough said I think. Fix the QB and it will all be OK. Every time Smith throws an interception – which is nearly every time he is on the field – I want to smash my head against the wall to let the pain out. Please someone – get rid of him and do it NOW whilst we have a decent amount of season left.

  106. By leche de burro on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hire Jim Harbaugh (pay him enough and he will take the job) and with the FIRST PICK IN THE 2011 NRL DRAFT, the San Francisco 49ers select Andrew Luck..

  107. By nick on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    its simple the 49ers just have to get the job done.,.,.,49ers all the way

  108. By Lil j on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    we need a new QB smith sucks…we should make a trade for a good QB we still have untik da 7th week to trade

  109. By Earnest vanover on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    coach,

    i have been a niner fan for over 25 years and i must say love you as our coach i hate our 0-3 start but we can turn this around after these two games ous sced gets better and maybe a couple of wins will turn this season around i hope alex can get it together but if he dont and you have to sit him i dont think carr is the answer either bring in troy smith i would like to see him show what he bring to the team i think he is a talented qb or if not him why not bring back nate davis since he is on the practice squad he looked good in pre season so maybe give him a shot .. thanks for your time niners4life

  110. By brian on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    One thing all the 49er’s fans agree on is, get Smith out of there!!!! I’m pulling my hair out every week end watching the him play.. Sorry but he can’t hit the blind side of a barn, I haven’t played FB in 15 years and I could make the throws he’s doing, I told all my friends and family that the 49er’s should of signed VICK in the off season, pay him average salary and what do you get = WINS…. he’s playing out of his mind, just think Crabtree and Davis would have HUGE numbers if they had a guy like Vick. I just see the Niners wasting all their draft picks with a high school QB!!!!!! Hopefully Sing will man up and pull Smith after we get smoked by the Falcons, Davis looked like he has potential start him week 5 or Carr please
    Brian – WISCONSIN

  111. By L.G on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with most everyone that Smith has to go. He would be a great back up for the team if we get into a jam but that’s about it. I watched those interceptions and most of them he over threw his receivers. The excuse that some are making that he does not have a consistent OC is getting old, even Gruden said on Monday night Football “no more excuses.” If he had any talent as a starting QB we would have known it years ago…You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip.

    I predict Sunday will be his last chance to perform or get pulled during or after the game. Vick is tearing it up and we had a chance at him…

    This definition fits the 49ers perfect a QB position:

    Albert Einstein INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. …

  112. By eddie925 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    michael vick is killing the game right now! put troy smith in who has comparisons with michael vick get alex smith out cmon coach!!!!!!

  113. By Fah on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I think we need to keep executing our plays, and sometimes I think we need to switch quarterbacks, not only do we need to switch quarterbacks but we need to get the red zone accurate and consistent, and stop getting so many turnovers. Smith need to play like he played against the Saints. He kinda look like Mike Vick the night of the Saints game. We need to execute that same way without any turnovers.Then we can win some ball games!!!! Cause it’s hard to win ball games with alot turnovers. That’s what killing us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  114. By claud on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    THE NINERS WILL NEVER BE GOOD UNTIL THEY GET RID OF ALEX SMITH. HE DOES NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKE TO BE A PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER. FIVE PICKS IN THREE GAMES…. REALLY. WE CAN KEEP BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE BUT IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO THE QUARTERBACK WHO IS SUPPOSED TO LEAD THE TEAM. ANY CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM WILL TELL YOU THAT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. ALEX IS NOT A TEAM LEADER AND WILL NEVER BE ONE. LOOK AT HIS INTERVIEWS HE DOES NOT HAVE A PERSONALITY.. GET RID OF ALEX SMITH

  115. By 9erMan4life on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Mike Vick is a running back with a good arm, but before he went to the slammer he had the lowest QB rating in the NFL. Yes he can make plays with his feet and he’s had a couple hot games but he wouldn’t boost the stats of crabtree or anyother WR very much. When Norv Turner was the OC, Alex Smith did really well, the problem is he hasn’t had a line to block for him enough that he can get comfortable and confident… Put the colts O-line in there and he would slay defences. That being said I’m not sold on Alex, but having 6 or 7 OCs in 6 or 7 years doesnt help either. Jimmy Raye was the weak link

  116. By Obrik on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I believe that the issue is # 11.
    He is not a QB worthy of the 49ers Uniform. We need to put in Carr until we get a decent QB from some where. Lokk at all the winning team and the common thing they have is a decent QB.

    Thanks

    49er since 1988 the day I arrived in US of A

  117. By Michael Manson on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Trent Edwards is out there, he is a smart guy that can play in our offense. He hasn’t had any talent around him in Buffalo which he will have plenty of in SF. GO GET HIM Mike Singletary!

  118. By k-man on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Please i beg of u Mike get rid of Alex or u will lose your job !!! He is just a practice player,meaning he only does good in practice not in the game!!!!!!!!! WARNING Mike your job is next, make the change please!!!!!!!!!!

  119. By Jon-G on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    TRADE TO GET KOLB FROM EAGLES!!! NEW QB~ GIVE UP A 2nd and 4th ROUND PICK!!

  120. By Nate on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I was at the chiefs niners game and the play calling was horrible. It seemed like only 2 plays were call pretty much the entire game. Either gore up the middle or a sceen to gore. We only went down filed 2 times the entire game. I think it is good raye is gone with that ype of play calling we do not have much of a chance. Especially when the other teams defense is performing great. With the talent on our team we should be doing alot more things.

  121. By Keith Wood on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    We got rid of the dementia ridden OC, so maybe the plays can be called on time, but we replaced him with Johnson who is internal and was a prodigy of Raye’s. Is anything really going to change? I DON”T THINK SO. We need someone with experience and adaptability, who can change up on the next possession, instead of using the one and only game plan all day long and beating our heads against the wall. I love Pete Carroll and I was worried he took over the hawks. He is that type of coach. We need Cowher, Gruden or Holmgren, let them bring in their staffs and they will know what to do with the talent we have. We have talent on the field, we have NO TALENT in the head coach or on the offensive side of the ball. COME ON MAN! This is stupid. Johnson is not going to make any difference, same concepts and same plays which are OUTDATED with cob webs on them from the 1970’s & 1980’s. If you have to be able to run the ball down someone’s throat to be a winning team, how come the Colts and Saints were in the Super Bowl???? Why wasn’t the Super Bowl or the Super Bowls of the past ten years not lead by power running teams??? Because the GAME EVOLVED STUPID! You have Manning that calls his own plays out on the field and is able to audible according to what he sees, what his hard counts and player motions reveal to him. Calling one play and running no mater what is in the past. MOVE ON and get people that know how to adapt to an ever changing game. If all we do is fire Raye and put Johnson in as OC, we will have another losing season. I PROMISE YOU we will. I am sick and tired of celebrating the .500 mark as the accomplishment of the last 8 years of work. Sell the team to someone who cares please. Obviously Eddie’s sister didn’t care and they practically give it to a 24 year old. COME ON MAN!

  122. By Bleedn'Red'nGold on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Look, I’ve been a Niner fan since I cannot even recall. The glory days are gone and we need to be looking in a different direction. I have faith in Singletary, but one thing is for sure…find a different QB.

  123. By #80 #16 #42 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Smith Smith…really? as a team it was the 49ers fault they are struggling. you guys seam to remeber the 80’s but not last year that when ALEX SMITH helped them rally to the best season in the last 2 years. 0-3? Big deal its not how you start it how you finish….NINERS ALL DAY EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!

  124. By Andy on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Coach,
    Alex Smith is not QB for this team. We need to bring in a at least top 10 QB in NFL to lead this team. Please change your dicision qick we are o-3.

  125. By Brian boogie on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    DAV I agreed with you all the way up unitil you said trade Gore dont ever direspect the most consistent offensive player on the team. He has been our work horse for the last 6 seasons

  126. By OMar on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Singleterry…

    I have been seeing the niners for along 18 years, an sincerely we have an explosive offense with this guys, vernon, gore, crabtree, morgan and a good linemen but all of they are like gasoline and only need a spark to explode, and this little spark its the QB and Alex Smith does not have the spark to move that offense he has like 6 loosing seasons so he is like wet powder that will no explode, why you do not try David Carr he its better QB than Alex, so give him a chance maybe he has that spark to explode this Team…. or try to hire trent edwards or bring matt leinart or someone ho can move the ball, because that position its the struggling part of the team because we have a great defense….

  127. By Calvin on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Please coach singletary give Nate Davis a half a chance he has worked for atleast a chance.

  128. By Michael Barker on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone can see a change is needed for this team to succeed. Singletary is willing to make this brand of change 3 games into the season, which tells me he has faith in his players ability to play the game. Do what you do Singletary, I’ll be there ever Sunday regardless.

  129. By Johne Baker on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Great, One Offensive Coordinator down and one more Quarterback to Go! Your on the right track….Except…Singletary needs to start looking in the mirror….cause he should be next if he doesn’t make some better decisions! We need leaders with “heart & soul” and not only knowledge of the game!! GO NINER’S!!!

  130. By dorian jackson on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    we need new plays all together we can go 5-0 in our next few weeks.o-line needs to get off the ball,d needs to tighten up,and smith needs to not panic.explosiveness is what we’re missing.new explosive plays on both sides of the ball.specialties too.niner fan since 86.come on coach singletary

  131. By Clyde Emmanuel (Faithful) on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Yes please lets go out and get Joe Blow Quarterback out there and start form scratch. Do you see any good quarterbacks out there? Alex has frustrate me sometimes then I see the greatness then he frustrates me again. Mike has made good decisions in the past when it comes to his personnel. I trust the guy. (period) I also trust that if he sees he needs to make a change at the quarterback position then he will change it. I really dislike fans that cry and moan about everything. Win one 49ners, then win another then another and the playoff will be there. I’m faithful, win or lose but I SEVERELY dislike losing. Get that ONE!! Nothing else matters!!

  132. By dre1010 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    i have been a 9er since john brodie days and i have seen it all but i will tell you this alex is not the worst qb out there i have seen him with time stand in the pocket and make throws if he can get some time and with some new play calling by mijke johnson no more gore dive left and gore dive right i think he would be able to turn it around i

  133. By J on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I forgot to mention, “Shogun” Mike, when you are developing the offense with Mike Johnson remember to add some more runs, power o and counters are great, but by mixing it up and adding tosses, slams, blasts and stretches it will prepare our defense to stop these which is important because other teams use them. It will also help our running game a lot, finding creases and leading to big plays.

    Don’t lose faith, don’t know what a lot of guys commenting are complaining ’bout Alex, it’s a team loss. We will get better, but as long as qb’s are being commented on, anyone notice Troy Smith has fabulous timing?

    Peace

  134. By Tariq on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith is doing the best job that he can, hes not getting any help from the running game or the o-line so dont put this all on Alex.

  135. By johnnywar on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    A QB is what we need trade for kolb or sign edwards today alex smith can marry my daughter but he can not lead my football team its just not gonna happen alex will be on the bench soon trust me but what next david carr?LOL

  136. By rw on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Loaded with Talent, Great Coach, Playoffs did you say Playoffs?

    The football Q level appears prey low on this thread.

    4 made it to the pro bowl last year only 2 earned it- Lee and WIllis. VD had a great year but he drops too many balls and still doesn’t know the playbook or run the right routes. Gore is good but not an elite back. QB’s sucjk, most of the line sucks, the WR’s are average at best.

    On D- only Willis is good the rest of the group average at best. Return personel pretty lame and Nedney and Lee and brightspots. Coaching staff sucks as does the managemnet team so loaded- not at all.

    Good coaching- outcoached every game and Raye gets thrown under the bus by the guy who told him to keep it simple and let the defense win games. Problem is the defense isn’t that good nor is the OLine and running game so again Big Mike’s strategy faiiled. Maybe if they had draftred some bonafide starters tjhat would be different but he had to have the 2 lineman and neither was is that good yet. A safety, CB oor playmaker was needed and the safety they picked is the only one of the top 4 ranked not starting.

    Playoffs- as Mora Sr once put it why even talk abiout that right now. They must win sunday in Atalanta to realistically still have enough morale to have a shot and they dont really stand much of a chance against a team that is actually poised to make a strong playoff run.

    Sorry to say it buit the wheels are coming off beciause they are horribly managed and coached and hopefully all the wheels will fall off this year so they can rebuild sooner than later.

  137. By bobby on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    ATTENTION YORK FAMILY..
    BILL COWHER IS AVAILABLE OUT THERE, LETS BRING IN SOME WINNERS IN OUR SIDE….

  138. By Stephen Handlon on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Mike Singletary,

    I live in Philadelphia a town where Eagles green greets you like the bubonic plague. Since I was a kid the Niners have been my team and believe me when i tell you i paid dearly for it several times(especially when i wore #21). This year I’m flying solo to Candlestick to watch you shoot down the birds!! I love this team and I know that soon it will all come together, just have some faith. There just isn’t a true identity to the team yet, Alex Smih has such potential to be an elite qb at this level and has all the weapons to be sucessful. I expect great things from this team and am praying for you all
    God Bless

  139. By THRASHER on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I jus want 2 say that i am very disappointed in how we are performin. Everyonw was talkin before the season started that we should win the NFC WEST and look at us….WE’RE IN LAST PLACE!!!! Is this a look at what’s to expect this season from a group of very good players? What’s happened to our team? I jus dont get how we hav all that talent and we cant get anything done! I think we did the right thing about getting rid of Jimmy Raye. I jus didn’t like his way of how we should play ball. Niners fans…i know that it looks bad but if you look at this…we’re kinda still in it although we are 0-3. We really need to support our guys!!! C’MON NINERS….LET’S GET IT TOGETHER AND ATLEAST CLAIM THE WEST!!!!

  140. By THRASHER on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    WITH ALL THINGS ASIDE…I’VE BEEN A NINERS FAN SINCE WAYYYY BACK AND I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT MY TEAM….GO NINERS!!!

  141. By EA4134 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I support every 49er player but sorry Alex Smith, we need to give another number one pick the pigskin and give David Carr a shot. The only reason Carr had an unfortunate initial NFL career was due to his crappy offensive line with the Texans. Put him in and let’s see what he can do. As a Fresno State Bulldog and San Francisco 49ers fan, I have faith in him. If not, lets keep Alex Smith in shotgun or Frank Gore and Michael Westbrook in split-backs like some other comments have mentioned and get this offense achuggin’. I saw the Monday Night game in person (Congrats #80) and was proud even though our turnovers were the death of us. I hope when I go watch them play Tampa November 21 in the first row, I can be even prouder. GO NINERS!!!

  142. By Billy on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    all i have to say is this is ridiculous for a team this good to start 0-3. ive been a fan of the 9ers since 2002 and i have followed them even in the worst situations. this team has so much talent i cant believe we gave up over 200 yards rushing combined to the KC Chiefs! but as of right now that does not matter all i want is ” I WANT WINNERS!!!!!!” “I WANT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WIN!!!!”. get fired up 9ers! this is your year to shine! lets go theres still hope! i will not give up

  143. By the A-train on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I still believe in Alex Smith. Take Aaron Rodgers and put him through what Smith has been through and you’d get the same result. Put Smith under a great like Brett Farve for a few years, let him learn a system and them give him the reigns, you’d have an outstanding QB. Alex Smith CAN take this team where we all want them to go.

  144. By eric on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Vick! Vick! Vick! Vick! Vick! We need to go get Vick this offseason. And who ever the knuckle head is who said we need to trade Gore, do you know football?

  145. By DJcreo on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Not too happy with the secondary on deffense. Im ready to see what Taylor Mays can do out their on the field. But you gotta love what my man Patrick “whatchoo talkin bout” Wills is doing out there, if it wasn’t for him I would’nt even be a fan right now.

  146. By norm on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Started watching the niners in 1954. Seen good times and bad. But i have to say, these past few years have been the worse. I think they have the talent, just have to get there heads out of that dark place. I seen an earlier comment on how great a quarterback Smith is. Three games, five interceptions are you kidding. Come on niners, give us something to cheer about.

  147. By KeithontheEast on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Speachless..

  148. By Eric on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Trade Denver for Brady Quinn give a 3rd round pick.

  149. By Eric on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    We need GRUDEN

  150. By charlie on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I’d like to see taylor mays get in there, we seem to need some more of that niner d out there. on D we are really getting kill’d with that damn screen like bad. Hopefully ted ginn gets out there, And I’d really like for the rest of not to see any more muffed kick returns. Lets go hit atlanta
    in the mouth

  151. By Basko Saucealini on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    alex smith is trash baaaaagz! he is the biggest waste of time! he is 2nd or 3rd string at best on any other team in the NFL!!!!! and we really dont need to give frank gore the ball every time…. how predictable is that? we got a lot of great players lets use em more! oh yeahh… did i say “Alex Smith iz trash bagz” how many seasons does a guy have to be SOOOO inconsistant befor we wake up? take that captain patch off his jersey!!!! i said for awhile ” Oh he’s gonna come around…” but no its not happenning!!!! lets give david carr a shot! or even the youngster nate davis….. Alex Smith????? NO MORE

  152. By Basko Saucealini on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith reached the peak of his game and thats all he gots…. good for college just good enough to be a starter in the NFL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. By Tommy on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with NAPLES41, 6 years is a long time to give a quarterback as many chances as he did. Smith is a good quarterback. But we need a great, team-leading quarterback. He’s hot and cold…granted our OL is still fairly young. Its just so frustrating knowing what talents the niners have, and they cant play together in sync. I have been a fan for over 20 years as well. Do I think the can still win the divisional? Yes. NFC? Not as confident… But I am an optimistic person. Lets hope that this new OC is a key improvement. Move on to Atlanta and pick up a win! If not, then I think we should be looking at the QB spot, not the Head Coach spot. Good luck against Atlanta!

  154. By isaiah h on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    LOOK I THINK WE GOT RID OF ONE PROBLEM WHICH WAS JIMMY, BUT HE WAS NOT THE MAIN PROBLEM. THE REAL PROBLEM IS ALEX SMITH HE IS NO NFL QB, AND WE NEED TO GET REAL AND STOP THINKING HE IS GOING TO BLOW UP INTO A PROBOWL QB, HE IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE LIKE VERNON DAVIS. AND IF SINGELTARY CANT SEEEEEEEEEE THAT WE NEED TO GET RID OF HIM TOO, BECUASE NOW IS HURTING THE TEAM BY KEEPING ALEX SMITH, AND HE MAKES THE WORST MISTAKE BY GETTING PUTTING NATE DAVIS ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD THE ONLY QB THAT SHOWED TALENT, JUST TO PICK TWO MORE BUMS.
    HE NEEDS TO SEE HE WAS WRONG SWALLOW HIS PRIDE AND JUST GETS US A NEW QB OR ALEAST GIVE NATE A CHANCE IN A REAL GAME.

  155. By nick gray on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Are all you alex smith hatters sierious? I fully understand your a 9er fan and wanna win like the rest of us.but hello do u see alex in the the “spread offense” unstopable and run from that formation as well. do u see gore when he does get though the first line. if its already full of holes by spreading the D out r u kidding. 9er fans think about what i just said if we do that do u honestly think anyteam in the NFL can F with us.i dont no the #s but i would put my paycheck on it that alex smiths #s r great when in that formation. any one agree with me let me KNOW?

  156. By nick gray on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    alex smith is our guy u call yourselfs 9er fans do u even watch the games? all we need to do is go to spread offense and alex will pick Ds apart like he does in that formation and run aswell in that formation do u see gore when he gets by the Dline “gone” so OPEN IT UP!!!! i love the 9ers and no if we would do this we can win games. ps if u dont agree with me just go look at games c what we did in the spread and what we did not in it case closed. let me no if u agree????

  157. By mike on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    wow read one response and its trying to stand up for Smith saying we run the ball all the time what game are you watching. He threw the ball 42 times and we ran it 15. go figure.

  158. By Joel Cline on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike wanted Vick, but the quitter GM didn’t. Then he left. There is nothining wrong with Alex. Listen to 49erfaithfulsince’88. I am from the Tampa Bay area, born and raised. Grew up learning about the Niners football. Been a fan since the beginning,(’81). Never have I ever heard this much crap from the sorry Bucs fans I have been around my whole life! Most of you are not fans. You just want a reason to complain, with no clue what you’re talking about. Watch the replays. WATCH! Then say Mike and Alex aren’t doing their job. To say Alex is not doing his is to say, Mike is not doing his. The problem really was simple. Mike remedied that. Now pay attention.

  159. By smith-evans on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Alex smith is nowere garbage.He can move with his feet and turn bad into good,everyone blames the quarterback for the losses but look at the replays and just study Alex and c if yall can find out anything new.He’s a good quarterback but diff. cord. has been tuff nd if yall had the peyton or brady had a diff. cord. every yr. then they would struggle at times to.theres nothing wrong w/ going 0-3 cuz u still can finish the season 13-3 nd thats xactly what they are gnna do starting w/ the falcons.

  160. By Jim Goodenough on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    So many of the routes 9er receivers have been running are predictable. How about some crossing patterns or clear outs? Overload one side and run a delay after streaking the wide outs. There seems to be no creativity out there.

  161. By MR on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith should be benched for the next game. Yes, they do have problem with a young o line who are inexperienced. But come on, it all starts with the quarterback play. Alex Smith is the not the answer now or in the furure. The spread offense will mean less running, and more interceptions, which in turn will lead to more losses. Put David Carr in, we might have better chance of winning. Better yet!! where’s Jeff Garcia . maybe he can make a comeback and run this offense. IT cant get any worse. Can It?

  162. By Bryan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Guys, the solution is simple – put in a different QB. take this for example – the Rams have been terrible for years and years and essentially all they did last offseason was draft bradford. now i’m not saying that they will be .500 by the end of this season, but it just goes to show that having a good QB will get you around 8 wins. an even better qb will get you 10 or more. we just simply don’t have that right now. the coaching staff has to admit that they’re wrong and just put in someone else and give him a shot. Alex, as cool and calm as he may seem, just doesn’t have what it takes to be a starting qb in this league. if our niners can get our hands on someone like ryan mallett from arkansas next draft, we have GOT to take that chance. the rest of our team is just too darn good. we can’t let this window of opportunity over the next couple of years close without trying out somebody else behind center. 49er faithful..

  163. By octavio on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Coach . Singletary
    I been a forty niner fan for a very long time , us as fans would like to see you make the better decisions in play calling and starting quarter back , year after year , we always see alex smith start and mid season he is out . please give David Carr a chance to proof that he is the one for the job . There is a lot of fans out there that are not happy , no matter win or loose i am always gonna watch the games , it would be nice to get a win in the season , please don’t let millions of fans disappointed : (

  164. By Chilly49erWilly on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    DONT TELL ME SHOW ME!!!!!….AW DAMN YOU CAN’T I FORGOT ALEX IS QB…OH MAYBE YOU SHOW ME NEXT YEAR!!!….NINERS 0-4!!

  165. By Roc on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    bottom line – when you are not a X&O coach, you get coordinators who are.

    i commend coach Sig on pulling the trigger, his biggest error was hiring jimmy raye in the beginning knowing raye’s history of meritocracy. hopefully the vetting on a dynamic OC will begin now.

  166. By Louie on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I think most of the Nfl teams would have lost against the chiefs last week, they played very good and great tactics.

    Niners need some things to go there way and to get a win. This team is quality and needs some luck on it’s side.

  167. By Sobobaskin on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Dude If David Carr was better than Alex Smith he would be starting. David Carr is about a bust as Jamarcus Russell. Troy Smith is better than David Carr. And it’s funny cause on Sunday i was saying to myself that Jimmy Raye is too old for the game . Look at Joe Gibbs he was great back in the day then made a return and the Redskins didn’t do a very good job. And Anthony Davis got killed against the Chiefs i understand that he is a rookie and needs to be in certain situations to gain the knowledge but i don’t understand why they would keep him in when he is getting beat every play. He will be a good player no doubt but he is 20 years old he should of stayed in college another year for the experience.Alex Smith does pretty good when he has blocking but any quarterback would.

  168. By reg on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a french 49ers fan , i’m going to london in a few weeks, quite desperate to see the niners win! potential, qualities are one thing, winning is another ! go niners

  169. By seethem on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    The 49ers have the recipe just the wrong ingredients. Mike Singletary is doing a good job. Next year they need to draft a shut down corner back and then the 49ers will be alright.

  170. By James Weeks on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. Singletary,

    Being a loyal fan for 38 years, I must say that our undefeated preseason was accomplished by using David Carr. I’ve noticed that Alex Smith stays in the pocket and holds the ball too long. Our opponents are well aware of what Gore can do. Alex Smith relies on Gore too much and when he decides to throw, he sits in the pocket and doesn’t scramble when needed. He has had 6 years to get out of the “Rookie Performance” that he’s been displaying. It’s true that we needed a change, but the offensive coordinater is just the start. REPLACE SMITH WITH CARR!!!!!

  171. By steelerfan on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    This team had/has a lot of potential this year, but the offensive scheme is not a well planned scheme at all. When you have players like Gore, Davis, and Crabtree why aren’t they used to their full potential. Singletary can use OC or Smith as the scapegoats all he wants, but what makes a great coach is to him take responsibility for the team’s performance.

  172. By Casey Stechishin on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I say we give David Carr a shot. If he had what the Texans have now, they would have made the playoffs at least 5 or 6 times. Smith is not what we think he’s going to be and that’s that. This new change may be what the team needs though. Hopefully this week we can beat the team that beat the defending champs, who we almost beat in week 2. I say if Smith doesn’t show right away that he’s capable of doing the job, Carr should be his replacement. Although he has never had a winning season, he never had an O-line as good as the Niners’. With good protection Carr will show finally he can be a good quarterback in this league.

  173. By Carl on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a 49er fan since the early 70’s. You have good players everywhere except in the secondary. If you stop the run then get burned deep,what did you accomplish? How about getting a little more movement with Smith ? Move the pocket. I don’t know who loves him in the front office but he needs to be more consistant. Mr.Rodgers in Green Bay was available but you didn’t want him. How about a call to Mike Holmgren? He’d love that job. Singletary is a dictator and wants to control too much. Let your offensive coordinator run the offense. Too much talent to be shut down.

  174. By Matthew Sydnor on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    we dont need any changes that havent already been made. why continue to make personel changes if we cant execute with what we have. alex smith is a good quarterback in the NFL he just needs to execute. 49ers have always chosen good quarterbacks so i believe in the organization. we just need to allow gore to eat up the clock and keep our defense off the field. keep them off the field and when they do get on they will be able to play like the #1 defense that they are. Taylor Mays is on his way to be a force. Niners arent a bad team at all, and Singletary has already seen that. Things will get better.

  175. By andy on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    david carr culdnot run this offense we need to let smith do his thang and run the hurry up offense we ran down that field aginst the saint on the last drive and they had no time to put the right personel in to stop what we were doin and what happen to vernan and smith they tore up the nfl last season as far as defense our line needs to step up and get physical

  176. By Tyrone on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    What ever happened to our very own WEST COAST OFFENSE it won us 5, count them 5 super bowls over half the NFL uses our WCO today with very good success BRING IT BACK FAST IT WINs GAMES!!!!!!!!! you got the short yardage recievers to make it happen Gore is great out the back field Davis, Crabtree and Morgan all catch well in traffic thats why Rice is a hall of famer because of this offense he ran short route with big results BRING IT BACK QUICK COACH

  177. By Tyrone on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I like the QB from Boise st. as the 49ers first pick 2011 watch him this year Alex Smith would be a great wco QB all that talent at his disposal we should be undefeted BRING BACK THE WEST COAST OFFENSE Gore dixion westbrook all catch the ball well crabtree is a good slot reciever davis can be put any where on the field morgan is a good mid to deep threat westbrook can also play wide out walker is a GOOD TE SLOT RECIEVER FB. NINER YOU HAVE ALL THE TOOLS TO MAKE THIS WCO WORK USE IT!!!!!!!!!

  178. By Tommy the niner on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    For all those people that don’t know football and clam that they do … IT’S NOT ALEX SMITH … It is the offensive line and the coordinator … Think about it if you don’t call plays down field there going to put 8 and 9 in the box… just look at every game on and they at least take there shots down field WHEN THEY HAVE TIME… Alex is doing with what he has … 4 of Alex’s interceptions have come throwing to Micheal Crabtree … Most of all I believe in Coach MIKE SINGELTARY amd if he says Alex is his quarterback thenhe is mine too !!!

  179. By JOE Montana NINERS on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I “had been ” a niners fans for 25 years ; its hard to duplicate the glory days of the niners. Who would say that a Bear’s middle linebacker would coach the offensive minded niners. Even Mike Ditka could not relive the niner’s gold rush, what can you expect from Mike Singletary. It’s just a matter of time when Mike would be terminated, the schedule seemed like the niners would not get a W until the 6th game and they got beat by the resurging Seahawks. It’s doom and gloom for the niners. Draft wide receivers and corners to complement Gore, build up the offensive line. The season starts during the DRAFT. SAYONARA MIKE Singletary.

  180. By JOE Montana NINERS on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    @ 49ers organization; as soon as the team gets 7 losses just call it a day and lose some more to boost the Niners chances of getting high on the draft. Be creative during the draft, Bill Walsh right now is scratching his head and rolling over his grave. Get cheap and young draft in groups who can be coached, trained and groomed to be NFL superstars. This is JOE MONTANA Niners bugging out.

  181. By mojake69 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    iIN ALL RESPECT TO MY NINERS AND COACH MIKE, I FEEL WE NEED CHANGES , 1 MIKE U WILL BE BETTER AT DEF CORD, AND FOR US TO BRING SOMEONE LIKE JIMMY JOHNSON IN, , 2, OUR CORNERS DONT HAVE SPEED THERFORE WE ARE STILL GETTING BEAT, TRADE CLEMENTS FOR SURE, WE MISSED OUT ON A PURE BLACK QB IN VICK WHO COULD HAVE SPARKLE OUR TEAM. I WOULD PRAY FOR MIKE TO CALL ME OR EMAIL ME, BEFORE OUR NEXT DRAFT

  182. By jnuggitz on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    A lot of attention is going to the offense, but i feel our defense has been a bigger let down this year. We seem to play a soft umbrella over the top, but cant get to the quicker players that get the ball underneath (running or catching) 3rd down defense has been very bad again. i am not a huge fan of the 3-4 and think it is a big factor in why our defense cant live up to its potential. i say trade Franklin for Haynesworth(Singletary would be great for that guy) and switch to a 4-3 so Willis can maximize his talents. Willis and Bowman could be the next Urlacher/Briggs combo. And players like lawson and Brooks could increase their worth by mastering one position rather than being hybrids

  183. By jose on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    we are 0-3 because of 3 factors:
    1- alex smith is not a franchaise CB
    2- POR CALLING PLAYS.
    3- BAD SPECIAL TEAMS.

    GOD THING ON RAY,BUT THATS NOT OUR ONLY PROBLEM.

  184. By jnuggitz on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Imagine Willis being able to play behind Haynesworths penetrating style. He would be free to get to every play instead of taking on numerous linemen. Sopoaga could hold down the other Dt and Justin smith (not having to hold the line) could show he is everybit as nasty as Jarrod Allen. Bowman,Brooks and Spikes can man the outsides while Haralson and Lawson could leave their hands in the dirt full time and perfect their edge technique. Mannys speed next to haynsworth would be a nightmare for offenses

  185. By Rico B. on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    49er’s didn’t bring in good quarterbacks, Carmen Policy brought in great quarterbacks. Bring back Mr. Policy and he’ll pick a great qb to take us back to the Super Bowl.

  186. By Rico B. on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith has been given many chances to prove himself as an NFL quarterback and he has failed miserably. I think, and this is just my opinion, he should be given 3 more games to prove himself of being the starter or a member of the 49er’s.
    Michael Crabtree had a lot of nerves holding out last year and hasn’t proven himself worthy of the moneys he was awarded. Crabtree is not that fast so he can’t seperate from any defender covering him. Jerry Rice wasn’t fast either, so they say, but he worked on his speed and conditioning by running hills 2 miles upward. By know means am I comparing Crabtree to the Greatest Ever, but he need to do what he’s paid millions of dollars to do…make plays. CRABTREE, don’t be the third biggest bust in NFL history.

  187. By 49ermarc on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Alex is my hero. Yes I said it. He has another coordinator…wow; his brain is probably going to explode. Alex is not the problem management is the problem. Come on, another coordinator…please. How many coordinators do the niners need to get it right. Oh well, it is what is. I just hope we can start utilizing what he have established before throwing everything away.

    Lets go Niners!

  188. By Steveo on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Why did we not go after Mike Vick? Alex is cool, but when U R cold U R cold! whats up w\ the rookie Davis, he needs to be getting groommed. I see great potential in that kid. Proset formation w\ westbrook and Gore? Spread formation? Utilize everything, thats why we have them. Trips, screens reverses, bootlegs, traps, lets get unpredictable. Hey lets put Johnson in @ tight end, and put Davis in the slot, in motion? Just trying to win baby, win!!!

  189. By Rials0311 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone is saying they are a niner fan, then back your team up and support their decisions. Alex is not the problem, the people that actually know what they are talking about are right, let Alex control the offense, get the play in faster so he can audible at the line,. We do need to open things up because that is when Alex is at his best. i think the new coorrdinator willl be good for the team because he is willing to try new things while he is learning, unlike someone who has done the same thing for 30 years. Sorry Jimmy. Singletary you need to be there in the offense of room just as much as the players so you can know whats being called and what to anticipate what might happen so you can better manage the game. We are getting outcoached. Take the training wheels off and let this offense and defense go, attack down field, put points on the board first to inspire the defense to stop the opposing teams. I know yall know what yall are doing this is for the fans that call themselves fan, but what the palyers and coaches to read their blogs so they can admit that they have given up you all. Be RUTHLESS 9ers. take no prisoners.

  190. By Fale on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    RITE NOW I AM JUS VERY PUZZLED AND CONFUSED OF WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH OUR TEAM. THIS YEAR FOR SURE I THOUGHT, FOR SURE WAS OUR YEAR ESPECIALYY AFTER AN UNDEFEATED PRE SEASON ALTHOUGH IT WAS A LOT OF ROOKIE PLAY. WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENT ON BOTH OFFENSE AND DEFENSE. THE THING THAT’S BUGGING ME MORE IS THE FACT THAT ON OFFENSE OUR RUNNING BACK GORE HAS MORE RECIEVING YARDS THAN OUR WR WHICH IS ALRITE BUT IT JUS SHOWS THAT OUR RECIEVERS ARN’T GETTING THE BALL. NOW I DONT KNOW WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THAT, WHETHER ITS THE QB, THE WR, THE OC AND HIS PLAY CALLING BUT WE REALLY NEED TO GET IT TOGETHER AND START WORKING TOGETHER AND REALLY WANTING TO GET TO THAT 6TH TITLE. OUR DEFENSE IS ALRITE ALTHOUGH AGAIN WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENT ON THAT SIDE OF THE FIELD TOO. THE WAY I LOOK AT IT AND ITS NOT TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR THE D IS OF COURSE YOURE GOING TO GIVE UP TOUCHDOWNS N YARDS IF THEY DONT GET ANY REST BECAUSE THE OFFONSE ALWAYS GO IN FOR 3 PLAYS AND BACK OUT AGAIN AND THE D HAS TO PLAY PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE GAME. THEY’RE GOING TO GET TIRED N FATIQUE AND THATS GOING TO GET THEM BEAT. I HOPE THAT THE OC WAS TO BLAME FOR MAINLY WHY WE BEEN LOSING BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR US GOING INTO SUNDAYS GAME WITH OUR NEW OC AND I HOPE HE HELPS TO GET US OUR FIRST W. THANK U FOR YOUR TIME. SINCERELY A TRUE 49ERS FANS!!!

  191. By Greg Wright on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I think Singletary,Jimmy Raye,and Alex Smith needs to GO.Singletary is a defensive of coach he is not ready to be a head coach.I have been a niners fans for 24 years.Singletary needs to watch alot film on how to coach.I am a true niner fan I feel if the niners dont win this week there season is over.

  192. By Budaz49 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Too bad for Jimmy. I am a loyal fan, but the play calling was hurting me.I knew the play when they lined up and if I can see that what are the pros thinking while they are licking their chops? No more Alex Fan, had enough need someone with confidence.

  193. By Niners on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    First of all, for all of you idiots who keep saying put nate davis in at QB, look at the roster. Hes not on it anymore. And for the moron who said “I would trade alex smith and frank gore”, go jump of a cliff you moron. What a ridiculously dumb comment.

  194. By moshfest on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Smith would be good in options, and if the line cant stop ‘em run him out on bootlegs, wagle outs just watch steve young run out through pump fakes and find an open guy even if the line wasn’t the best and dying to see westbrook and dixon and agree with everyone are dbs (not goldson) are alittle slow on the edge man lets get a “W” and rotate guys fresh legs is key to big plays… and am waiting for unpredictability even my grandma knows what they’re doin. lets support our team not tear ‘em apart. “YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BRING BALANCE TO THE FORCE, NOT DESTROY IT!”

  195. By Top Niner on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Lets get ready and be excited to watch the new offense against the Falcons! The latter will be better than the beginning. GO NINERS!!!

  196. By jackey on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    we need a better QB Alex smith is messing up r chance to go 2 the superbowl like always.

  197. By frisco on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    the team need to step there game up we need to win this next game.

  198. By babak on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    I am just sad that this organization does not get it. We have all the peices together for being a great team. Its only a quarterback that is not made for NFL. He might be smart in football sense but he can not play in NFL
    please cut the cord and go on with another quarterback no matter what. We missed the chance on Vick, then Anderson. Come on dude. Let the guy go. he is never ever going to be successfull in NFL and in this team
    dont you get it

  199. By babak on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    We missed on Aron Rogers. On Jackson. We picked the nice guy that can never ever play in NFL Alex Smith
    Cut your losses and let him go. That would be the end of all the problem.

  200. By frisco on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    we live on 167 ave if u want kum n get it san leandro 167 ave

  201. By Vordulin on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Love the positive attitudes, you can really see the difference over the years in the way the players and coaches are wording things. We all know how dangerous we are. We are piecing it all together, and now it’s time to win. It is our time again to reign! It is our time to put the fear back into the hearts of the rest of the NFL! Go Niners!

  202. By Roque on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Smith has had more than enough Coaching. His performance simply is not up to par. No more investing in Smith. He will make for a good backup QB.

  203. By Big Fan on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    I like the change’s. Now lets focus on execution. I admit I’m not to sure about Alex Smith either, but lets start executing plays consistently and go from there.

  204. By Fan From Fort Wayne on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Spead the offense, spread the ball, and give Alex some freedom to make some calls at the line. There is nothing wrong with Alex, there is something wrong with the lack of trust in him. And all of you saying that Carr is better….. ur dumb….. Nate should be 2nd string carr 3rd. We need to get the ball to more than just 1 player. If u ride Frank every week like this, he will last maybe 3 more seasons at most and be dead tired by week 8 in each of those seasons. Split backs with Gore Westbrook, and Dixon in any combo and get the ball to the receivers, they can make plays. This season is barely underway and I am extremely sick of 3 and outs. Seriously, call some plays with routes that go beyond the sticks, not three yards short every time. This is one of the best D’s in the league and they have to defend a short field 70% of the time, and thats with about a 4 play rest. THROW THE BALL MORE AND TRUST ALEX, THE RUN WILL WORK SO MUCH BETTER WHEN TEAMS THINK YOU MIGHT THROW THE BALL ON FIRST DOWN! Nice call on the OC now lets see some change in the playcalling! Forget the record and Lets Stomp ATL in their house!

  205. By 49erintheHull on Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

    Mike, Mike, Mike what can I say man other than to pull Alex Smith. I mean come on man, I don’t even know what the team was thinking when they took him as the #1 pick. His arm is to weak, he panicks, he couldn’t even grip the ball when he came to the league, that should have been a warning right there. 2 TD’s with 5 interceptions….just awful. I don’t see how you can have a QB without fear of losing his job to the back up or any player for that reason. Doesn’t that give a player more motivation to play better if he knows that there is someone waiting in the wings to take his job if he screws up too often. And this is exactly what Alex Smith has done, screw up time after time. Give the ball to David Carr he is big, a good scrambler when needed, and he has the heart of a winner. For the past couple of years the only thing we have really heard about Alex Smith is that how he was unhappy, and crying about this or that. He is not a NFL caliber quarterback and has proven that time and time again. Come on Mike give us chance to win and save your own job in the process.

  206. By rusty on Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

    Please someone with the 49″ers pleas grow a set and bench Alex the dud Smith. Please let Davis play

  207. By DakotaGunn on Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

    Jeff Garcia in the CFL wasting his time, I think a return flight to SF will at least salvage the season.

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