Different SF Coordinators Hurt Offense

Glenn Franco SimmonsAnalyst IOctober 13, 2008

Fellow 49ers fan and Bleacher Report writer Steven Resnick has a great column on play-calling in San Francisco’s loss on Sunday.

Please read it.

Steven points out that the interception return for a touchdown was easily read by Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker.

On the ’Niner radio broadcast, Gary Plummer said the 49ers offense is predictable and that the Eagles knew what was coming.

How else do you explain a defensive end intercepting it and running 55 yards for a score?

Because Steven makes many good points. I will not rehash them here, so what else is there to talk about offensively?

Recent history.

Acting as general manager and coach, Nolan unwisely chose Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers.


It has been reported that it came down to “attitude.” Nolan reportedly was not impressed with Rodgers’ response when asked to do a stupid football drill.

He balked.

Smith didn’t.

It was reported that Nolan liked Smith’s attitude better; however, in a quarterback, compliance isn’t strength.

Attitude is.

What else is there?

Four offensive coordinators in four years; that’s what.

Mike McCarthy – 2005

Norv Turner – 2006

Jim Hostler – 2007

Mike Martz – 2008

Overall offensive (game stats) rank:

2005 – 32nd

2006 –26th

2007 – 32nd

2008 – 19th

Quarterback coaches:

Jim Hostler – 2005-2006

Frank Cignetti – 2007

Ted Tollner – 2008


The records:

2005 – 4-12

2006 – 7-9

2007 – 5-11

2008 – 2-4 so far

Although I really like Nolan, he shares as much blame as the front-office circus for San Francisco’s complete and utter implosion this decade.