Mike Singletary's San Francisco 49ers...

Mike Singletary's San Francisco 49ers have hills to climb

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 30, 2009, titled Mike Singletary's San Francisco 49ers have hills to climb. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Mike Singletary with his No. 1 draft pick Michael Crabtree, a wide receiver from Texas Tech.

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Flushing, NY

#1 May 30, 2009
Samarai builds a hill so his players can get a tougher training camp. Lovie makes his training camps easier by giving days off, cutting down on two a days, and avoiding hitting. Then after he softens them up in training camp. He has them run a defensive scheme that wears down the defense after half a season, and an offensive scheme that specializes in three and outs ensuring the defense is on the field for most of the game.

So which head coach would you rather have? A head coach that weakens his team and puts them in a hole they can't win from, or a head coach that is demanding a level of fitness that his players don't like but will benefit from over the course of the season.

The thing lovie is best at is stubbornly insisting he knows what he is doing when the evidence is the opposite. 49'er fans are in for some great hardnosed football. Bears fans get to watch ball stripping and backpedalling.

Lockport, IL

#2 May 31, 2009
Singletary should have been a head coach years ago. Niners will play for NFC title this year, but fall just short. Ball control and keep your defense fresh. Follow this plan and your talent level just happens to improve. Lovie does the opposite and takes good talent finding a plan to remove the talent advantage.

San Jose, CA

#3 May 31, 2009
forget mathew stafford he is not going to be like matt ryan last year and as far as i am concerned any rookie quarterback that is drafted number one is a bust unless u play like ryan did last year. So back to the niners the hill exercises are great to bring back greatness you must do the things that the greats used to do singeltary is bringing back all the things that will give us a better chance of bringing back a sixth championship before the cowboys ever do YEAH!!!!!!!!!! go singeltary

Since: Mar 09

Wheaton Illinois

#4 May 31, 2009
The hill is a slightly more grueling version of running the stadium steps.

On the steps your footing is solid, on the hill your footing is not.

Your feet on the hill can slide even with cleats on if the surface and just below is a slight bit soft.

In my opinion the hill is a better conditioning tool.

The steeper the hill the better.

Nothing like your weight against the angle of the hill and gravity.
Da Bearss

United States

#5 Jun 1, 2009
Man, I HATE the stinkin''9ers! They don't deserve a coach like Samurai Mike. I hope the Bears do a full court press for him when they finally get tired of Lovie.

Since: Oct 08

Dane, WI

#6 Jun 1, 2009
we all wish Mike was the Bears coach, Lovie could go to anyother team! Even Greenbay since they like him so much up there. well the Bears are going to be fine with the team/players they have now if they let these guy loose to play there game and let Jay and all the WR's work on there own routes

Duluth, GA

#7 Jun 2, 2009
Griffin wrote:
He has them run a defensive scheme that wears down the defense after half a season, and an offensive scheme that specializes in three and outs ensuring the defense is on the field for most of the game.
This is partly correct The offense had plenty of long sustained drives. They did a good job last year of NOT going 3 and out. It was the defense that gave up the long sustained drives. And I don't see any reason why the defense will change from last year to this year. They are a year older and a year slower. Briggs was the only player on defense that played at the all-pro level. Alex Brown had a decent year last year and thats about it!
Cutler is in the same boat as he was last year with Denver. He'll have to out-score the other team except he doesn't have the recievers he had last year.

Windsor, Canada

#8 Jun 3, 2009
Marinelli tried to toughen up the Lions, but the whiners never caught on.
I wonder if he'll have the opportunity to try and get the D-Line smoking at "Lovie's Summer Spa" a.k.a. Bears Camp?

Donny the J

Allentown, PA

#9 Jun 11, 2009
Singletary still looks tougher than many of the current Bears.

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