I am def guilty of putting all my eggs in the Singletary basket but at the same time I don't feel like its a RISK! The bigger risk for me is not having faith in my coach.
Look, this is how I explain it to my friends that can't understand how die hard I am for my 9ers and how die hard I am for sing: If you had 2 teams, One was filled with a roster of superstars with there own agenda's, and the other was filled with a couple pro-bowlers but overall, average players yet their edge was unity who would you rather have. I believe the passion, cohesion, unity and the overall system that SING has these players buying into is the key to this season. I feel like a unified team can go much further. To have a guy who's priority is to first teach his players to become men "....I want to teach these guys to be men before I teach them anything about football" (from his speech at State of the franchise) is AMAZING! It only makes sense, if your players are men, then they play their role and take on responsibility and they understand the contributions they must make to a team. For someone to not be a man, they are on their own agenda, whining about not getting paid and giving up when they are hurt instead of playing through it to show their team that they are fully vested. 49ers are progressing to men amongst boys!
I will be the first to admit I was upset when i saw sing come in at the end of last season and discipline Davis ( I was like "who does this guy think he is, he hasn't even been coach for a week?"), but after assessing the situation and watching how he dealt with/communicated with/constructively criticised the rest of the team I was like, WOW, this guy might actually be onto something. Not to mention, looking back he had to set the bar for expectations. I am so excited to see what he can do when he has a full season to do things HIS way.
With his approach to dealing with these players and having them buy into the system fully, I don't see how we can NOT have a successful year. I'd personally much rather have a team that plays as one and has each others back, than a team divided. Look at previous teams, history speaks for itself..........