Mike Nolan gets the Boot
October 22, 2008 by MadisonMadnuff
Another coach gets the boot this week and this time it was Mike Nolan of the San Francisco 49ers. This is not a firing that I would call long over due, in this case it just seems like the time was right for firing. After Nolan has put together a very talented defense that has failed to deliver and a struggling office which for all intensive purposes has some real talent as well, he gets canned. I was watching the 49ers Giants game with fellow Sportsorider Mark M and mentioned half way through the 2nd quarter that I would fire Mike Nolan if I was the owner (I guess he heard me, sorry Mike). Now don’t get me wrong Mike Nolan is a good coach but it was clear that there was no discipline or direction to this 49ers team. Simply put it was time for a change, the 49ers are one of the greatest franchises in NFL history and they are looking to return to form. Things went down hill for Nolan the minute he had to pick Alex Smith #1 in the draft. Mike Nolan’s hopes were pinned on a mediocre college quarter back and like most people thought Alex Smith failed to deliver. Nolan will land on his feet else were but for now it is fair well to a good coach who just couldn’t put the team together.