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San Francisco 49er’s 0-4, what now?

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The San Francisco 49er’s are now 0-4, so what now? After jumping out to a 14-0 lead over the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter on Sunday, it appeared that the 49er’s had a new vibe, and new energy. That didn’t last long, the Niners never scored another point and the Falcons methodically scored the next 16 points in the last three quarters and won the game with a Matt Bryant field goal with 6 seconds left.

Maybe I jinxed the Niners, I picked them to win the NFC West. Playoffs? That is a distant memory for now. San Francisco would have to go 8-4 in the next 12 games just to get to .500, and right now that doesn’t seem possible. This week, the Niners have a Sunday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The defense isn’t playing well. They surrendered nearly 400 yards of offense to the Atlanta Falcons. The Niners do not have a very good running attack. QB Alex Smith is down right miserable, throwing 7 interceptions and has a passer rating in the 60′s. The Michael Crabtree breakout year? 6 receptions for 81 yards in 4 games. This is not a very good team.

So what can be done to fix the Niners? At this point I think a change at the quarterback spot is in order. Throw David Carr out there, Troy Smith, somebody other than Alex Smith. This offense needs to be jump started. It needs something, anything. Averaging 13 points a game is not going to get it done for any team in the NFL. This is a step way back from last season when the Niners were averaging 21 points per game and isn’t the objective to improve each season?

After the week 1 massacre in Seattle, head coach Mike Singletary thanked Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll for the beatdown administered by Seattle. So did Singletary buy Atlanta Falcons head coach a new car after loss number 4 yesterday.

This season is over before it ever started. Mike Singletary has lost this team and the season. It’s time to start thinking about 2011 and where the Niners are headed. More importantly, time to start thinking whether or not, Mike Singletary needs to be in those plans.


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  • http://yardbarker.com armando

    next years drakt, the 49ers need to draft andrew luck.make a move to get first pick.also try to get tony dungy or mike holmgren.yea i know he,s with cleveland,but his family home is close to san francisco.we need a real head coach with superbowl experiance.

  • Seattle49erfan

    Season is over. It was drafted broken, the pre-season plan was implemented has proven ineffective and the last four games confirmed what many faithful have said since Raye was hired, Singletary was made coach and Smith was first drafted. None of these people are capable at the positions they currently are employed. But THAT IS NOT THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM.

    Until there is a GM, the hc, oc, and qb questions cannot be addressed by anyone in the current York organization and I would still question a GM that does not have a prior successful football experience as either a GM or a hc. Having one with a Walsh west coast offense working e would be a plus.

    It would be the GM that would make the determination of hc, oc and qb as well as the selections of the 2011 draft. Additionally, all those questionable characters drafter in 2010 will need to be evaluated again along with the McCloughan era of Crabtree, Smith, Carr, etc..

    Make no mistake, the faithful have little tollerance for keeping Singletary, Johnson (he of little oc experience), nor Smith on the team in 2012 but how to implement such a massive change will be a challenge. I also believe the Yorks don’t want to explore implementing these changes at this time. They prefer to let the team stew another season and devote their energies to continue to build a stadium in Santa Clara.

  • Sara

    I”m the opposite. I think if we get on a 5 game streak that will build us into a force that will finsih strong. I’m predicting 9-7 or 10-6

    Mays DEfensive Rookie of the year. if he can do that Sing will keep his job