Can you explain, at all, why people are stating as gospel that Norv helped "improve" Alex Smith as a QB last year? Like he's the next Unitas or something? Smith threw fewer TDs than all but 5 professional football teams (and the Raiders) last year. 16 TDs, 16 picks -- that's worse than Favre. Most teams fire their offensive coordinator for that kind of season.
And he got to play against teams in the league's worst conference. The 49ers passing offense was terrible, esp. when you consider all the teams were trying to stop Gore and the running game. Yeah, he was better than in 2005, he went from awful to lousy. Whatever. Smith by and large has been a bust considering his high-draft status.
Hey, this moron thinks its a great idea to hire a "nice guy" as a head coach -- yeah, having a wuss with no spine on the sidelines; that'll help instill a culture of accountability and a fear of failure in the players ...not. Has a "nice guy" ever won the big one? I say no. (Dungy doesn't count, he's so intense he drove his kid to......never mind.)
Can't wait until some third-string receiver gives LT a cheap shot during practice and Nice Guy Norv does nothing about it. Again.
FUN WITH NUMBERS
Norv would have to go 24 and 4 just to match the record of Dave Wannstedt (universally derided as an two-time loser, over-his-head coach).
He has to go undefeated for 3.5 seasons to match Belichick's Cleveland-tainted record.
He has to go 53 and 1 to equal Coryell's record.
He has to go 35 and 1 to reach the majestic heights set by Tom Coughlin.
54 and 12 over the next four seasons? Still will have worse record than not-exactly Canton-bound Denny Green.
If he goes 15 and 1 for five straight seasons, he'll still be behind Joe Gibbs.
He has to go on a 29-17 tear in San Diego just to match the illustrious standard set by THN-trademarked Ted Marchibroda-line.
Suck on that, Elias.