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Aimless Meanderings: Fire the Coach?

BOOOOOO!!!!  The “Boo” birds are out in force today after that horrific outing last night, the “fire Del Rio/Garrard/Wayne Weaver” crowd is back in full force.  So, what would happen if Wayne Weaver fires Jack Del Rio mid-season?  Please, if you want Jack gone now, give your reasoning in the comments section.

Who fires their coach mid-season?
The Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland Raiders.  Did firing their head coaches mid-season help their teams in the long run?  It didn’t help Oakland or Buffalo, but Mike Singletary came in and did an admirable job finishing the season 5-4.  But could that record be a bit misleading?

Mike Nolan started the year 2-5.  One of those 2 wins was against the all time historically bad Detroit Lions (0-16).  His other win was against the lowly Seattle Seahawks (4-12).  His other opponents were:
Arizona (9-7)
New Orleans (8-8)
New England (11-5)
Philadelphia (9-6)
New York Giants (12-4)

Not exactly the world’s easiest schedule (well, besides Detroit)…Still he lost those games by an average 12 points per game.

Singletary, on the other hand, only faced 4 opponents with a .500 or better record.  Singletary’s losses were by an average of 7 points.  Singletary’s wins came against:
St Louis (twice) (2-14)
Buffalo (7-9)
New York Jets (9-7)
Washington (8-8)

You can say San Francisco bucked the trend; their interim head coach ended up with a winning record (5-4), and they even kept Singletary on as head coach and have made some progress (until this season).  Now Singletary is the man in the hotseat.

Were the 49ers right to fire Mike Nolan mid-season?

Rather than ranting about the coach, the quarterback, the secondary, the owner, how about we stop trying to replace our self worth with the Jaguars?  To steal from Vic why can’t we just support the Jaguars, watch the game without anger, and enjoy our Jags win or lose?

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