We may have been over thinking this conservative offense problem with the hometown gridironers. In lamenting the limits of 49ers coach Mike Singletary's offensive know-how and imagination and outright criticizing his handling of quarterback Shaun Hill, we've missed what was in front of us all along. Having spent a dozen years as a Hall-of-Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears between 1981 and 1992, defense is what Singletary knows and understands. While it's unfortunate that he's not more well-rounded in his football education, the coach at least deserves credit for not bothering to pretend that he is. In taking over the reins for the misbegotten 49ers, Singletary decided from the beginning that he would mold the unit of the team where his expertise would be put to good use, and for the o ...
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