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What Just Happened?
We've finally reached the top (or bottom?) of the league. They aren't the worst team (Buffalo outclasses them there). But, when you are expected to make the playoffs, win the division, and then make a deep run and you go 0-4 to start the season, no one is safe.
It turns out that firing Jimmy Raye did little to ignite the offense, which scored only once on Sunday. Instead, it even looked like the 49ers took another step backward instead of moving forward.
The defense turned in a solid effort, holding Atlanta to only one touchdown and three field goals. It also forced a turnover in the end zone, netting it a touchdown of its own. Unfortunately, Alex Smith and the offense still are the immovable object.
Offense, offense, and more offense. This is becoming a lousy, repetitive tune for Mike Singetary's team.
The 49ers can't score, they can't gain yards, they can't keep their defense on the bench. They can't really do much of anything. They can do nothing with any great consistency. It's a recipe for disaster every time they take the ball.
The defense has put forth solid efforts in every game, but they've continually been wasted by the 49ers.
There seems to be a chance the Singletary will be gone in the next two weeks. They'll be facing a Philadelphia team without dangerous Michael Vick under center, before facing a mediocre Raiders team that's scuffling as much as they are.
Chances of Being Fired
It's time. Singletary is a great guy who will probably be back someday and win big, but right now, with this team, it needs to be over. They 49ers haven't taken any steps forward this year. Hitching his wagon to Alex Smith turned out to be a terrible choice. Now, he can't even really bench him without putting himself on thinner ice.
For the 49ers, it's truly time for a change.