Shaun Hill Will Start Against Cardinals

Shaun Hill will be the starter for the November 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals. This was the right move due to J.T. O’ Sullivan being incapable of holding onto the football and throwing way too many interceptions. The 49ers have a bye week this weekend so Hill will have an extra week to prepare as the man starting under center. What I don’t understand is Mike Singletary said “We may have to use both of them before it’s over.” Why even say that? Right away it diminishes the faith Singletary and Mike Martz have in Hill actually doing a good job and scoring on offense. O’ Sullivan could not get the job done the last eight weeks. What makes the coaches think he might be able to get the job done in the future if Hill struggles? Singletary was on the coaching staff last year and he saw firsthand what Hill can do. Martz may not have much faith in Hill because Hill is more of a check down passer using shorter routes with quick releases to his receivers. O’ Sullivan fit more in the Martz System because of his strong arm and his desire to go for the deep play. But as we all know O’ Sullivan could never get the football released and when he did it was to the defense ending in an interception. With Singletary’s one game endorsement it shows his inexperience as a head coach. Quarterbacks and the rest of the team need to know who will be starting each week. The 49ers need to get the offensive engine running and not being 100% behind your starting QB brings down a team with uncertainly.

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  • Faithful Meister

    I believe the whole organization’s turnaround came when we got rid of Mariucci, T.O., and Jeff Garcia. We went from believing the best defense is a GOOD OFFENSE to scheming around with the 3-4, and “tweener” linebackers like some lab rat experiment. All the ‘tweeners in the world won’t change the fact that, to win, you have to SCORE POINTS. And that begins and ends with the O-Line. We need to move Heitmann back to guard, let Wallace and Rachal start, draft a mean-mauling right tackle, and a smash-mouth, grind out the short yards, bulldozer Fullback. Jason Hill and Josh Morgan should be given the opportunity to start. And we should stop signing former standouts like Curtis Conway, Antonio Bryant, and Isaac Bruce, veterans on their way out. Invest in tall, strong, young wide receivers like we did in T.O. I believe Smith, O’Sullivan, and Hill are quarterbacks that belong in this league, most likely as back-ups. None has star quality. But no quarterback, under any scheme, including that of Martz, can compete when he’s constantly running for his life after a 2-second drop. THAT, and 34 sacks, is the main reason for the turnovers. Get that down, and the rest will be uphill gravy.

  • Eric

    The turnaround did start with Mariucci and T.O. being no longer welcomed. It also helped getting rid of former G.M. Terry Donahue and Dennis Erickson. But looking back now Jeff Garcia should have been kept as the 49ers have not had a successful QB since him.  They need to bring in a G.M. who has a track record of bringing in players who will contribute to the team and knows what they are doing. Mike Nolan and current G.M. Scott McClellan have shown they are out of their league.