As I’m sure many of you have heard by now, Dan Reeves is in the running to be the Niners’ offensive coordinator, otherwise known as “the guy who does the best job convincing Mike Singletary he’ll run the ball 60% of the time.” Soon Adam Schefter was blogging away, wondering whether the 49ers’ future starting quarterback may currently be in jail:
The 49ers are interviewing former Falcons head coach Dan Reeves today for their offensive coordinator vacancy. Reeves was Atlanta’s head coach in 2001, when the team traded for the No. 1 overall draft pick to use on QB Michael Vick.
One day earlier, the 49ers interviewed Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson, who used to coach Vick in Atlanta. And San Francisco also has expressed some interest in former Falcons wide receivers coach Mike Johnson, who coached quarterbacks in Baltimore and also knows Vick well.
Could you imagine? Maybe Jerry Jones could convince Dallas that Vick is worth a gamble, since the Pacman Jones era would make Ron Mexico look like Troy Aikman. But San Francisco? The city where the top two pastimes may well be dog ownership and protesting? If Vick was employed as SF mailman there would be riots on Market Street, led by Ralph Barbieri and Tony LaRussa and some guy who actually thinks the group he’s marching with is protesting Israel or Prop 8.
Of course, if Singletary really wants to be so run-centric, what better way than to get Vick? Vick would rather run than pass, which is probably a good thing since his left arm was about as accurate as mine (and I’m right-handed) before he went to the pokey. Unless he’s been throwing a football through a tire during his days in the prison yard, he’ll surely be even more worthless in the pocket once he returns to the NFL, leading some to speculate that if a team indeed signs him, it will be as a running back or returner. If Singletary’s plan for the future really is just a thinly-veiled scheme to get Vick so he can keep his offenses to 15 or fewer passes per game, more power to him. He’ll just need to prepare himself for mass protests at Candlestick Park.