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Enough of the "F"isical football... we need SMART football

I am all for intensity and Fisical football, but this team cannot run on rah rah coaching. Singletary needs to take a step back and become a coach. If he cannot do it we at least know where we can find a pregame or halftime motivator. Someone needs to teach these players how to win and if Singletary can't teach, only motivate..., I believe Coach Gruden and Cowher are available and can do both.

I hate to put the blame directly on Singletary but when I saw him on one knee after the game I stopped seeing him as a coach and saw a disappointed cheerleader.. but since he's the coach he will ultimately have to pay for the teams mental lapses.  These players should understand what their record is, what is going on in the game, their division and ultimately the conference. We cannot blame the offense, defense or special teams, I believe they did a decent job putting themselves in a place to win the game.

The offense moved the ball adequately and scored on their opening drive, hopefully MJ will have more time to work with the offense and script more plays... but we cannot overlook that the falcons defense is pretty good. They beat the Saints, kept the Cardinals and Steelers under 10 points. Our D, intercepted the ball twice, sacked Ryan 3 times and did not allow Turner to go over 50 yds or score. The special teams did not fumble a punt or kickoff and blocked a punt and scored a TD.  We played good enough to win.

We need to put blame on individual players going out there to show off. Bly who is no longer here made the same mistake. His antics (against the same team!!) costs us a huge possession and ultimately the game.. even though it was a blow out... Clements was there wasn't he? Why not protect the ball and let Gore go to work so that we can win a road game... does he not understand what this would mean in the conference, our division or for his team? Do YOU really need to score? How many neutral zone infractions cost us points? How many false starts cost us yards? How many times have we seen a WR drop a ball? These mental errors should be the main emphasis by coaches not physicality. These mistakes have been going on since last year and Singletary was the constant in this equation.

Next week we have the Vick-less Eagles, which is a good thing (understatement of the year). I believe most of the players have bought into Singletary's Fisical mindset, now it's time he teaches them the mental game involved in winning football games, but if he can't the FO needs to get involved and find a coach that can.  But really this falls on the payers they need to make a stand. If they really respect Singletary they have to: "win one for the skipper." They owe him, they owe us. If they don't...., the FO should start to inquire if Chucky or the Chin are willing to lead us to the promise land. Maybe then Singletary will be able to see what a winning team is all about and not just stare into the ground with disappointment, that is what players and fans do coach. Head coaches lead with their heads high, graciously taking another defeat, not showing the troops their true feelings.. ready to get the troops fired up for another home game against a formidable team. Singletary obviously does not have a good poker face and his hand may not be not good enough to beat him being flushed even with him holding plenty of heart. We need a HEADcoach not a Fisical, Cheer or Heart coach, that should be left to the trainer, goldrush member and fan not the man in charge.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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