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The Legend
02-15-2007, 12:51 AM
he is 1st on the list

http://nfl.com/teams/story/SD/9997801

do you think he will get the job if so what do you tyhink he will run

a 4-3

a 4-6

a 3-4

DE Merriam
DT Castillo
NT Williams
DE Shawn Phillips

OLB ?
MLB ?
OLB Foley

KCJ58
02-15-2007, 01:29 AM
yes he will

ninerfan
02-15-2007, 01:53 AM
NO - Nolan looked him over as our Defensive Co Ordinator so I dont see how he can go from a LB coach straight to the head role. Clearly Nolan must not see too much in him but I guess other teams may have differing opinions. I just think the Chargers are in a win now position and to trust that to Singletary may be too much of an ask

fenikz
02-15-2007, 02:15 AM
head coach , no

d cord, maybe

and its a 46 not a 4-6

niel89
02-15-2007, 03:25 AM
i just hope they dont take rex

WeaselBird
02-15-2007, 03:30 AM
head coach , no

d cord, maybe

and its a 46 not a 4-6

He can't leave to be a teams defensive coordinator(if thats what you mean). Mike nolan can restrict it and besides, singletarys said numerous times that the only way he's leaving the niners is if he's offered a headcoaching job. He's an assistant headcoach and wasn't offered the niners defensive coordinator job because 1. it would be a downgrade and 2. nolan said that he'd rather have him work with the whole team instead of just the defense.


Mike Singletary, assistant head coach/defense, was passed over for the job because Nolan said his current role already takes advantage of his best attributes as a coach. Singletary's leadership is felt on both sides of the ball, as he delivers weekly talks to the entire team.

WeaselBird
02-15-2007, 03:32 AM
i just hope they dont take rex

I honestly don't care who they take as long as it's not norv. They can have singletary if they want(although, I hope not...but if it comes down to him and norv, i'd rather they take singletary)....just leave norv to us, our offense needs some consistency.

Shiver
02-15-2007, 03:58 AM
In my personal opinion, I think Singletary would be the ideal new head coach for the San Diego Chargers. He would bring Hall of Fame, Super Bowl winning, credibility. He would be an excellent motivator, which is the primary thing a Head Coach is supposed to do. He has had a string of 'impressive' interviews, he will eventually make the leap from Assistant Head Coach, to Head Coach. The question is a when and where, not if.

Mr. Stiller
02-15-2007, 04:26 AM
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Francisco 49ers assistant head coach Mike Singletary spent five hours interviewing with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, Feb. 14. Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said, "We had a terrific interview with Mike today. It was very informative. We exchanged a lot of ideas in a very informal setting. Our time involved a great deal of philosophical discussion, both his philosophies and ours. Most of all, I enjoyed a chance to talk football with Mike." Team president Dean Spanos discussed with Singletary how the team operates and how the head coach fits into the team's organizational structure. "Dean talked about his organizational structure and what's expected of the head coach. We discussed the roles of the general manager and head coach and how they will work together to win a championship. The goal of this search is to find the man that can help us get where we want to go. We want candidates to have a full awareness of what's being asked of them," Smith added.

Ravens1991
02-15-2007, 08:17 AM
I hope they dont take Rex

02-15-2007, 09:08 AM
I hope they dont take Rex
same here, i want Rex to stay in Baltimore 4ever! He loves his team and the players love him. Without him our defense will never be the same.

FOOTBALLFAN09
02-15-2007, 09:30 AM
I'm a Charger fan, and I want Rex Ryan first and foremost, then Mike, and then Ron Rivera. I am salivating to see how Rex Ryan would turn this defense loose, holy crap it would be amazing.

Bohleive
02-15-2007, 09:33 AM
He doesn't have the experience yet. You need to be more than a motivator, you need to be a gameplanner and Singletary hasn't shown that yet. Like someone else said, maybe as D coordinator. I think it's gonna be Rex Ryan and here's why:
I would absolutely hate to see Rex go though, and I think it will definitely be him. He's got at least as good a resume, probably better, than Rivera (and Signletary) and he's run a 3-4. He was the Ravens DL coach when they won the SB, he's the architect behind a dominant #1 D, he's relatively young and popular with his player, and he's innovative. Also, the strength of the Chargers D is obviously their passrush, and Rex's scheme just happens to depend on harrassing QBs from all angles, the fit is a very good one. I'm 90% sure he gets the job. I really hope it's not true, but it looks that way. It sucks even more for the Ravens because the dam Chargers dragged their feet and now we'll have to scramble to get a new DC, with alot of talent already having shifted to new places.

Splat
02-15-2007, 10:55 AM
I hope not he is the last guy I want SD to get.

TitleTown088
02-15-2007, 11:08 AM
no because Pete carroll will be the new coach..

P-L
02-15-2007, 11:15 AM
He seems like the best fit right now.

FOOTBALLFAN09
02-15-2007, 11:35 AM
no because Pete carroll will be the new coach..

There is no chance in hell that Carroll will be our coach or that AJ Smith will be gone anytime soon. PFT is ridiculous and wrong.

TitleTown088
02-15-2007, 11:38 AM
no because Pete carroll will be the new coach..

There is no chance in hell that Carroll will be our coach or that AJ Smith will be gone anytime soon. PFT is ridiculous and wrong.

Just watch... :wink:

bigbluedefense
02-15-2007, 11:51 AM
HC's don't need to be X and O guys. Look at Cowher, Schottenheimer etc as examples. Singletary may not be suited as a DC, but can be suited as a HC. He can play motivator, while letting his coordinators coordinate. Theres alot more to coaching than a chalk board. Some of the best coaches out there stress execution over gameplan (Lombardi being the most obvious).

Larry
02-15-2007, 11:57 AM
He's only been in coaching 4 years so your taking a big risk, plus another task will be getting a decent staff around him which will be tough.

slightlyaraiderfan
02-15-2007, 12:01 PM
no because Pete carroll will be the new coach..

There is no chance in hell that Carroll will be our coach or that AJ Smith will be gone anytime soon. PFT is ridiculous and wrong.

Just watch... :wink:
No says this article! (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17135648/)

Bohleive
02-15-2007, 12:08 PM
HC's don't need to be X and O guys. Look at Cowher, Schottenheimer etc as examples. Singletary may not be suited as a DC, but can be suited as a HC. He can play motivator, while letting his coordinators coordinate. Theres alot more to coaching than a chalk board. Some of the best coaches out there stress execution over gameplan (Lombardi being the most obvious).
You're on shaky ground there. I would consider both Cowher and Schotty great gameplanners regardless of what you think of their X's and O's skills (which is also debateable), especially Cowher with his timing on trick plays, both on O and ST. Of course this doesn't require you to be a great X's and O's guy per se, but it helps to show that you have a good sense of playcalling. It starts with being a good playcaller; if you can call plays then you show you're able to effectively attack a team, exploit their weakness and adapt. Singletary has never shown that ability. That's not to say he doesn't have it though, and he could be hired if Smith feels that he does without tangible evidence. Being a motivator is good and a big part of being a HC, but not the only part.

slightlyaraiderfan
02-15-2007, 12:16 PM
HC's don't need to be X and O guys. Look at Cowher, Schottenheimer etc as examples. Singletary may not be suited as a DC, but can be suited as a HC. He can play motivator, while letting his coordinators coordinate. Theres alot more to coaching than a chalk board. Some of the best coaches out there stress execution over gameplan (Lombardi being the most obvious).
You're on shaky ground there. I would consider both Cowher and Schotty great gameplanners regardless of what you think of their X's and O's skills (which is also debateable), especially Cowher with his timing on trick plays, both on O and ST. Of course this doesn't require you to be a great X's and O's guy per se, but it helps to show that you have a good sense of playcalling. It starts with being a good playcaller; if you can call plays then you show you're able to effectively attack a team, exploit their weakness and adapt. Singletary has never shown that ability. That's not to say he doesn't have it though, and he could be hired if Smith feels that he does without tangible evidence. Being a motivator is good and a big part of being a HC, but not the only part.
How do you know the timing of those trick plays came from Cowher and not Wishenhunt?

Bohleive
02-15-2007, 12:26 PM
HC's don't need to be X and O guys. Look at Cowher, Schottenheimer etc as examples. Singletary may not be suited as a DC, but can be suited as a HC. He can play motivator, while letting his coordinators coordinate. Theres alot more to coaching than a chalk board. Some of the best coaches out there stress execution over gameplan (Lombardi being the most obvious).
You're on shaky ground there. I would consider both Cowher and Schotty great gameplanners regardless of what you think of their X's and O's skills (which is also debateable), especially Cowher with his timing on trick plays, both on O and ST. Of course this doesn't require you to be a great X's and O's guy per se, but it helps to show that you have a good sense of playcalling. It starts with being a good playcaller; if you can call plays then you show you're able to effectively attack a team, exploit their weakness and adapt. Singletary has never shown that ability. That's not to say he doesn't have it though, and he could be hired if Smith feels that he does without tangible evidence. Being a motivator is good and a big part of being a HC, but not the only part.
How do you know the timing of those trick plays came from Cowher and not Wishenhunt?
As a ravens fan since '96, I know Cowher has been doing these for years. One example: Slash was pre-Wisenhunt, and that doesn't account for all the crazy ST trick plays he's called down through the years either.

bigbluedefense
02-15-2007, 12:50 PM
HC's don't need to be X and O guys. Look at Cowher, Schottenheimer etc as examples. Singletary may not be suited as a DC, but can be suited as a HC. He can play motivator, while letting his coordinators coordinate. Theres alot more to coaching than a chalk board. Some of the best coaches out there stress execution over gameplan (Lombardi being the most obvious).
You're on shaky ground there. I would consider both Cowher and Schotty great gameplanners regardless of what you think of their X's and O's skills (which is also debateable), especially Cowher with his timing on trick plays, both on O and ST. Of course this doesn't require you to be a great X's and O's guy per se, but it helps to show that you have a good sense of playcalling. It starts with being a good playcaller; if you can call plays then you show you're able to effectively attack a team, exploit their weakness and adapt. Singletary has never shown that ability. That's not to say he doesn't have it though, and he could be hired if Smith feels that he does without tangible evidence. Being a motivator is good and a big part of being a HC, but not the only part.
How do you know the timing of those trick plays came from Cowher and not Wishenhunt?
As a ravens fan since '96, I know Cowher has been doing these for years. One example: Slash was pre-Wisenhunt, and that doesn't account for all the crazy ST trick plays he's called down through the years either.

But as a whole, Cowher and Schottenheimer's clock management and style's of passive offense and mental lapses during key situations have been big question marks about their ability to win big games. People forget, if Cowher didn't win the SB, he wouldve been in the same boat as Marty.

Both Marty and Cowher are more known for their ability to motivate and get players to play at their best:the basic fundamentals of coaching. The gameplan is the gameplan, they never wowed you with an impressive X and O strategy. But what they both were able to do is have their team mentally and physically ready to play every Sunday. Singletary can do that. He's a great positional coach, and he can teach basic things that can take each individual player and elevate their game. He would do most of his "coaching" in TC, and let the coordinators coordinate.

Bohleive
02-15-2007, 01:03 PM
HC's don't need to be X and O guys. Look at Cowher, Schottenheimer etc as examples. Singletary may not be suited as a DC, but can be suited as a HC. He can play motivator, while letting his coordinators coordinate. Theres alot more to coaching than a chalk board. Some of the best coaches out there stress execution over gameplan (Lombardi being the most obvious).
You're on shaky ground there. I would consider both Cowher and Schotty great gameplanners regardless of what you think of their X's and O's skills (which is also debateable), especially Cowher with his timing on trick plays, both on O and ST. Of course this doesn't require you to be a great X's and O's guy per se, but it helps to show that you have a good sense of playcalling. It starts with being a good playcaller; if you can call plays then you show you're able to effectively attack a team, exploit their weakness and adapt. Singletary has never shown that ability. That's not to say he doesn't have it though, and he could be hired if Smith feels that he does without tangible evidence. Being a motivator is good and a big part of being a HC, but not the only part.
How do you know the timing of those trick plays came from Cowher and not Wishenhunt?
As a ravens fan since '96, I know Cowher has been doing these for years. One example: Slash was pre-Wisenhunt, and that doesn't account for all the crazy ST trick plays he's called down through the years either.

But as a whole, Cowher and Schottenheimer's clock management and style's of passive offense and mental lapses during key situations have been big question marks about their ability to win big games. People forget, if Cowher didn't win the SB, he wouldve been in the same boat as Marty.

Both Marty and Cowher are more known for their ability to motivate and get players to play at their best:the basic fundamentals of coaching. The gameplan is the gameplan, they never wowed you with an impressive X and O strategy. But what they both were able to do is have their team mentally and physically ready to play every Sunday. Singletary can do that. He's a great positional coach, and he can teach basic things that can take each individual player and elevate their game. He would do most of his "coaching" in TC, and let the coordinators coordinate.
I'm not saying that teams don't do this, I am saying that I think Schotty and Cowher are not good comparisons as they were also very good gameplanners in their day. I'm also saying that I don't think that strategy works, that is giving your coordinators total autonomy. You need a singular voice in gp'ing to orchestrate the whole thingand adapt on the fly, otherwise it's chaos and you get last years raiders. Think of a HC as a general and coordinators as a unit commanders. Things work better with one guy making the general startgegy and another guy carrying that out on the battlefield with his unit as he sees fit. A HC must bring an overall philosophy and singular vision to his team, for the season and for each game in terms of strategy. Singletary has never been able to show what he's able to do as a strategizer.
Im not saying that Singletary can't do this, or that he wouldn't be hired even if he can't. I'm saying it's a leap of faith and one that I wouldn't make.

Jughead10
02-15-2007, 01:08 PM
Problem is unless the headcoach is an offensive genius, there aren't many good option for offensive coordinator out there. They are going to miss Cameron more than anything.

bigbluedefense
02-15-2007, 01:10 PM
As long as no one takes Schiano from Jersey Im happy. The only place he's allowed to go to outside of Rutgers is the Giants. Im calling dibs on that.

Jughead10
02-15-2007, 01:12 PM
As long as no one takes Schiano from Jersey Im happy. The only place he's allowed to go to outside of Rutgers is the Giants. Im calling dibs on that.

He's going to Penn State when Paterno retires.

bigbluedefense
02-15-2007, 01:18 PM
As long as no one takes Schiano from Jersey Im happy. The only place he's allowed to go to outside of Rutgers is the Giants. Im calling dibs on that.

He's going to Penn State when Paterno retires.

You think so, or know so?

Jughead10
02-15-2007, 01:24 PM
As long as no one takes Schiano from Jersey Im happy. The only place he's allowed to go to outside of Rutgers is the Giants. Im calling dibs on that.

He's going to Penn State when Paterno retires.

You think so, or know so?

I think so, and it has been talked about quite a bit. Paterno gave him his first ever coaching job as a position coach (I believe DBs) at the young age of about 25 or something ridiculously young.

princefielder28
02-15-2007, 04:56 PM
I hope so he would be a good fit

Go_Eagles77
02-15-2007, 08:15 PM
I think it's gonna be Rex Ryan.

RaiderNation
02-15-2007, 11:03 PM
yup he will

Bohleive
02-16-2007, 09:11 AM
Just out of curiosity, and I hope Singletary does get the job, very much so, but does anyone have a good argument as to why the Bolts would take him over Rex Ryan?

LonghornsLegend
02-16-2007, 02:47 PM
In my personal opinion, I think Singletary would be the ideal new head coach for the San Diego Chargers. He would bring Hall of Fame, Super Bowl winning, credibility. He would be an excellent motivator, which is the primary thing a Head Coach is supposed to do. He has had a string of 'impressive' interviews, he will eventually make the leap from Assistant Head Coach, to Head Coach. The question is a when and where, not if.

the question is what did jerry jones see in wade phillips that he liked over singletary? i still dont get it :cry: