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Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

Posted on: October 24, 2010 10:35 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2010 12:09 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The San Francisco 49ers lost to the previously winless Panthers in Charlotte, 23-20, on Sunday, and with a trip to London coming up, things don't look too bright for the future of the franchise's season.

Don't tell that to Mike Singletary, though -- he thinks they can still make the playoffs!

"There's no doubt in my mind, somehow, someway, we will regroup and we will keep fighting and we will make a season of it," Singletary said. "And I still believe we can go to the playoffs. I still believe we can get those things done. We just have to get the right things in place and go from there."

Mmmm-hmmm. That's a pleasantly optimistic scenario. But as everyone's covered, they Niners are in the NFC West, and anything's kind of fair game in that division, although with the Seahawks, Cardinals and Rams all having a few more wins than anyone expected.

Plus, perhaps Singletary should delay the trip across the pond and have a little chat with the last coach (John Fox) forced to use David Carr as a starter on an extended basis -- in 2007, Carr and the Panthers appeared to have a shot at the playoffs, and they were 4-2 headed into the their bye. Then Carr turned into, well, himself, and Carolina dropped five straight and seven of their final 10 games.

Back then, though, Fox wasn't facing the same pressure as Singletary, because his job was safe. A report from Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com indicates things aren't so simple on Sunday that owners John and Jed York weren't too thrilled with their coach.

"There were some grumbles from the owners about bad coaching," a source near the "inner circle" of the Yorks told Maiocco.

That's perfectly plausible, given that the Niners, a would-be playoff team, look like perhaps the worst team in the NFL relative to expectations; the Panthers showed some signs of life just as they did in 2009, the Browns flipped the defending champs at home Sunday, and at least the Bills are giving it the old college try with their depleted roster.

The Niners, on the other hand, keep getting beat (sometimes badly) by inferior opponents, and that's a clear-cut sign that their coach isn't cut out for his job.

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Comments

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:19 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

PLAYOFFS?!?!?!



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2010 8:51 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

Every thing that is obvious has to have a racial twist...if he were white it would be something else...get off ur horse man, its people like u that stir a pot that needs to settle.



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 7:11 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

What do you expect a coach to say? "Sorry, it looks hopeless?"



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 2:48 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

Firing a last place 1-6 coach for a team that was picked to win the division?...Yeah, that makes no sense at all...



Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2010 2:29 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

If they don't let the coach finish the season it  looks racial to me.

What?  What part about 1-6 is acceptable in the NFL?  Especially from a team that most reputable pundits had winning the division this season.  Did you read the article?  If the Niners can somehow pull a victory off in London after this debacle, Singletary might keep his job one more week, until his loses again.  In fact the losing coach of that game might be flying home alone at his own expense after the Broncos gave up 59 at home to the Raiders.  Neither coach is getting a thing done with two teams that have underacheived.  I'd be thinking about firing either one if I was an owner.  Because neither one is doing a good job.  Not a damn thing racial about that. 

So to the owners- If you're thinking about pulling the trigger, just get it over with.  Backing off either coach would be a huge mistake.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2010 1:51 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

Playoffs?  You wanna talk about playoffs??????????????



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2010 12:49 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

Love ya Mike, but it's just not going to work out.

Too bad we can't retain you as LBs coach.

Good luck in your future endeavors!



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 12:49 am
 

Singletary says playoffs, owners reportedly angry

Where did the owners think the 49ers were going this year anyway?  If they don't let the coach finish the season it  looks racial to me.  Everyone is so bad in the NFC EVERY team still has a shot.  So to the owners- back off and let the man do his job.


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