Mike Singletary, Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree Must Prove It Wasn’t All Hype

September 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No reason to remain calm when what appears to be panic seems appropriate.
The 49ers were the prohibitive favorite to win the NFC West as one of the "it" teams of the 2010 season.
Unfortunately, the club had to go to Seattle and show the Seahawks that all the experts were right -- that the 49ers were back, baby!
The 49ers were a playoff team on paper. On the field, they were a paper tiger and the Seahawks absolutely destroyed them, 31-3.
No reason to remain calm.
Just take a deep breath and panic.
Head coach Mike Singletary held a team meeting -- after the opening game of the season. It's hard to remember any playoff-type team needing a get-focused pep talk after Week One.
Then, Singletary criticized quarterback Alex Smith, wide receiver Michael Crabtree and insisted that, really, offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye would still be calling plays in Week Two. Not many head coaches feel compelled to give their OC a vote of confidence before Week Two. (Of cou...

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