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Posted: 1/3/2013 4:48 AM

Never thought about this before. 


But I was looking through some articles on Bleacher Report and came across this piece. And the more that I think about it, the better I like it. At least with Singletary as DC you can be sure that our D wouldn't get away with laying down on the job, and quitting like they have for the last 2 years. He might be just what this underachieving team needs.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1466499-philade lphia-eagles-should-hire-mike-singletary-as-defens ive-coordinator

Philadelphia Eagles Should Hire Mike Singletary as Defensive Coordinator


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Posted: 1/3/2013 8:03 AM

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Interesting, but they should do it after they hire the head coach. Remember what happened when they hired Washburn before Castillo got the job. Hot mess!
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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:02 AM

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Lukewarm. I'd be all over Singletary as the LB coach (though yes, you let the new HC make those decisions), but as HC in San-Fran he seemed to be nothing but fire and brimstone. At DC, I want a good schemer, maybe he could do it, maybe not. Who knows?

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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:22 AM

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PhilaMet wrote: Lukewarm. I'd be all over Singletary as the LB coach (though yes, you let the new HC make those decisions), but as HC in San-Fran he seemed to be nothing but fire and brimstone. At DC, I want a good schemer, maybe he could do it, maybe not. Who knows?
This team needs a shot of fire and brimstone. And Singletary was definitely more than that in SF. He'd call guys out or bench 'em without hesitation if he didn't think they were getting the job done. We could've used some of that these past 2 years. One thing you can believe. If we lost games with Singletary as DC, it wouldn't be because of lack of effort by the D. I'm guessing that DRC wouldn't be taking games off with him as DC.

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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:29 AM

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sjayski wrote: Interesting, but they should do it after they hire the head coach. Remember what happened when they hired Washburn before Castillo got the job. Hot mess!
I'm not sure that was because they hired Wash before Juan. Rather than the fact that neither of 'em should have been put into those positions in the first place. Apparently Wash didn't play well with others. Juan was just out of place. Agree that it has to be done with the new HC on board though. If we had a chance to get Bill O'Brien, I certainly wouldn't let him get away because he wanted somebody else as DC.

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Posted: 1/3/2013 5:08 PM

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Never thought of Singletary either. He would make a good DC here. Lovie Smith would be nice too. Even Mike Nolan.....anyone who can make the D look better than it did.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:21 PM

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Disciplinarians work with children and really old conservative white guys and guys who are barely making it to the team long enough to ride the pine for a game. That Singletary benches in a hot minute means he's too irritable to be successful at this level. Yelling and getting angry is one thing; that's fire. Punishing and isolating is ignorant of what it takes to motivate grown and often injured men with millions of dollars in the bank into playing a violent game.
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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:18 PM

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1993Heel wrote: Disciplinarians work with children and really old conservative white guys and guys who are barely making it to the team long enough to ride the pine for a game. That Singletary benches in a hot minute means he's too irritable to be successful at this level. Yelling and getting angry is one thing; that's fire. Punishing and isolating is ignorant of what it takes to motivate grown and often injured men with millions of dollars in the bank into playing a violent game.
That's odd? Back in 1971 I had a bunch of really irritable guys training me for a job down in Ft. Dix. They made Mike Singletary look like a pussycat. And most people considered that job to be a bit more violent than the NFL. And they thought discipline worked pretty well for the last 250 years. If only you could've been there and explained to them that all that yelling and screaming was unnecessary (and probably really bad for everybody's blood pressure) I'm sure that we'd all have been better off. They were a lot worse than Singletary. They'd punish and isolate guys for any reason, and if they didn't have a reason they'd make one up. It all seemed quite unfair and unreasonable at the time. And I remember that we all hated those guys. But I also remember that we all paid particular attention to not making mistakes because we knew what the consequences were. But looking back now, all these years later, I have nothing but respect for those guys. And I still remember most of the things that I learned from them so many years ago. But by your theory it was all unnecessary. That they could've achieved the same results by merely handing us all weapons and showing us which end the bullets came out of.  Same thing when I played sports in school. The best coaches that I ever had were the strictest disciplinarians. They always seemed to win the most games. And I vaguely recall the threat of being benched as being a real motivator. Like the worst thing that could happen to you. Nobody wanted to ever get benched. But you're claiming that all those guys were just ignorant, and going about things the wrong way. How do you figure that they could've motivated us better? After all, the kinder and gentler approach doesn't seem to have worked out very well for Andy these last few years. And if these guys can't handle discipline, do you really want them on this team? Disciplinarians work with everybody. Not just with children and really old conservative white guys (like me) like you're silly claim. There weren't a lot of either of 'em back in 1971, in Ft. Dix. And the discipline worked.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:52 PM

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yankeeboy1046 wrote: Never thought of Singletary either. He would make a good DC here. Lovie Smith would be nice too. Even Mike Nolan.....anyone who can make the D look better than it did.
Yep. That's the same way that I look at it, yank. Doesn't matter how good the players are that we put on the field. If they keep making as many mistakes as they have been for the last 2 years we'll continue to lose. We need more discipline on the team. No way around it.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 5:02 PM

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Heel did have a point about Singletary. His style is rough, but he gets results. Wasn't too bad a coach in SF.
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Posted: 1/4/2013 5:05 PM

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yankeeboy1046 wrote: Heel did have a point about Singletary. His style is rough, but he gets results. Wasn't too bad a coach in SF.
That might be just what this team needs, yank. A well disciplined team doesn't make all the mistakes that this team has been making the last few years. That's what's been killing us.

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