I wonder a lot about what type of fans San Francisco really has? I find it vexing that so many of our "Fans" have such short term memories. I continue to look around this site at some of the remarks made in fanposts as well as different articles that appear herein. And all I keep hearing is people downing "Mad" Mike Singletary. Our head coach. Ok....so he's only a "Rah, Rah" coach. Sure....he may not institute a revolutionary defense like the '84 Bears "43". Or install an unstoppable offense like the "WestCoast"/ "Air Coryell" offenses of the past. but, I do know he is a hell of better man than the guys who owned the job before he came along.
Does no one remember the awful teams we fielded with Dennis Erickson? Who was supposed to bring the swagger from his Hurriacanes era. Or how about that clown named Mike Nolan, who was supposed to reinvigorate our defense since he was such a defensive guru. In all the only thing he did was give us a fashion tip as he chose to wear a suit and tie instead of a "hoodie" or team jumpsuit. Both those losers had a great pedigree of coaching excellence. Yet, on the field, neither accomplished anything worthy of note.
"Mad" Mike has only had the reigns of the team for 1 1/2 seasons. But.....he has brought the teams defense back into the upper echelon of the league being ranked #3 against the run since a guy named Young ran our offense. Speaking of our offense, it has sputtured and coughed back to life after not being able to out duel a Pee Wee team for the past 10 yrs. Finally...."Mad" Mike has put his foot down on guys who were veering away from the ideals of what it means to be a Forty Niner. But yet, you "fairweather fans" are unhappy because he isn't an x's and o's kinda guy? GET REAL FOLKS! Like any player, coaches get better over time and for a guy who was a D Coordinator with a Super bowl ring as his back up, Singletary has only shown steady improvement. Belichick didn't start off on top of the world, (although he will never admit it.). And it took several years of pain in Tampa Bay and even more years of patience before Tony Dungy was able to fullfill his destiny of a Super Bowl winning coach.
If you need even more examples, look no further than Hall of Famer Mike Ditka. When he took over the Bears, they too sucked big time. Yet, the first thing he had to do was change the mindset of the team, then....make the rest of the changes that brought a championship to Chicago. A place that had missed it for at least 4 decades before Ditka took over. So, get off "Mad" Mike. And either give him your time, support and respect, or get off the bandwagon. And Stay off as "Mad" Mike and the REAL Niner Fans once again march down the main streets of San Fran hoisting the Lombardi trophy.