As most of you know, I’m a fan of Mike Singletary and praised the organization for making him the full time coach. But after the Vikings game, when his conservative play calling cost them a huge road win against a Super Bowl caliber team, I sensed trouble brewing….
He seems obsessed with not turning the ball over, which is a good thing, but it also makes him ultra-conservative; which is a bad thing….
Firing offensive coordinator Mike Martz at the end of the 2008 season was a bold move, but now seems to have been a mistake. Sure, Martz’s philosophy the opposite of Singletary and Mike probably thought of him as a threat to his job; but Martz is an offensive guru and has always moved the ball and created exciting offenses…
Hell, he turned Jon Kitna into a Pro Bowler in Detroit….
Now the 49ers are 3-5, fading fast and will not make the playoffs after losing at home to the lowly titans. It’s time for the San Francisso bosses to fire offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye and force Singletary to bring in a Martz-like coordinator….
Otherwise it’s going to be a series of 8-8 seasons; running the ball, playing defense and not allowing the offense to make plays….
Interesting heavyweight title fight over the weekend, as Britain’s David Haye took the WBA belt from 7′ Russian Nicolai Valuev by majority decision. It was fascinating to see a guy a foot shorter and 100 lbs. lighter take it to the giant, but that’s what Haye did for most of the night….
The plodding Valuev used his long jab and made it close, but Haye was too quick and desreved to win….
With the heavyweight division in a shambles, almost nobody saw this fight and there’s probably nobody in America who has heard of Haye. It’s too bad, because he’s quite a character….
He’s very funny, does impersonations, seems friendly and a breath of fresh air for the sport. Haye is just what the division needs to bring back some life….
He’s also been insulting and calling out the Klitschkos for the past year; and now that he has a piece of the title he’s probably made himself a pile of money….
The problem is going to be a tremendous size disadvantage against either Klitschko. Sure, they aren’t as big as Valuev, but both of them are vastly superior to Nikolai. Haye is a former cruiserweight and will have to outbox and outquick the Klitschkos if he expects to win….
I don’t believe he can defeat either one of them, but it’s going to be fun watching the build up; with Haye clowning it up Muhammad Ali-style….
David was supposed to fight Vitali earlier this year and showed up at the press comference wearing a T-Shirt with the Klitschko brothers; both of them headless….
And Haye was on the shirt holding a weapon, the victorious conqueror….
And you have to give credit to Haye for bailing on the Vitali fight to challenge the easier Valuev; because he now owns a piece of th etitle and will get a much larger payday for a unification fight….
Let the fun begin and hopefully American fans will notice….