George Seifert

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Re: George Seifert

Postby JohnH19 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:43 am

sluggermatt15 wrote:In my opinion, I don't think one bad season should keep a coach out of the PFHOF. Seifert's time with SF should be much more heavily weighted than what he did in Carolina.

I agree.
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Re: George Seifert

Postby Bryan » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:57 am

From an old posting:

I consider Seifert to be more of the innovator. Dungy just ran Bud Carson's stuff. Seifert was the first DC (IMO) to heavily utilize situation substitution. A lot of switching of DL and LB personnel depending on down-and-distance. Dabbled with Fred Dean in the "elephant" role, then used Charles Haley more regularly in that role. Had Jeff Fuller as his "nickelbacker" before Fuller got injured...kind of like a precursor to Charles Woodson.

I think it has to be mentioned that Seifert's two title teams were statistically two of the best ever teams to play in the NFL. And while there was some carryover from the 1989 to the 1994 club, they were two pretty distinct teams. I think that should be a huge plus for Seifert's enshrinement (or any head coach's enshrinement), yet it seems to be that the greatness of those clubs makes people say "Yeah, anybody could have won titles with those players!", which is a bogus argument, IMO.
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Re: George Seifert

Postby sluggermatt15 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:19 pm

I think Seifert's numbers speak for themselves. He never won less than ten games with the 49ers. He's won two Super Bowls... people are saying Andy Reid is now "pretty good" for the PFHOF... he's only won one and had three losing seasons...
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