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Jogging Singletary's memory...

Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:04 am

Posted by Andy Benoit

A somewhat embarrassing exchange took place at the 49ers postgame press conference Sunday. No need to explain it, we’ll let the transcript speak for itself (transcript courtesy of Eric Branch of the Press Democrat).

Reporter: What about the fourth-and-4 where you decided to punt from the 33. What was the ...

Singletary: What point in the game? I'm trying to ...

Reporter: Second half, you had the ball on the Tampa Bay 33, instead of going for the field goal you punted.

Singletary (mistaking it for the Niners' decision to go for it on fourth-and-3 in the fourth quarter): I think at that time we felt like we had a play that, if we could pick it up, that's why we went for it obviously.

Reporter (or someone in press room): No, Mike ... when you punted.

Singletary: That's when we punted. I've got to ... I'm trying to figure out exactly ... Fourth-and-4 and we decided to punt?

Reporter: Right. First possession of third quarter.

Singletary: I think, obviously, I guess we felt we wanted to pin them back and maybe having a new kicker the thought process was how about we just go ahead and try to pin it on the defense.

Singletary never did seem to recall exactly which situation he was being asked about. Maybe it is a sign that he’s out of touch with game management; maybe it was an honest mistake that just happened to occur during a press conference. Either way, unfortunately for the Niners, it’s just more ammo for media outlets (like this one) to question the beleaguered head coach.

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Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 1:37 pm

Jogging Singletary's memory...

Although Mike Singletary is the main culprit to the 49ers debacle season, there is more to it than just Iron Mike.  The whole organization needs to be re-organized.  Jed York and Denise DeBartolo (team owners) need to evaluate themselves on how to successfully run a contending NFL franchise.  Both York and DeBartolo are business minded individuals who seemed to only care about profiting (as evident of the new stadium being built out in Santa Clara). 

Another issues with the organization is the absense of a General Manager.  What NFL team today can operate a winning tradition w/o a GM??  Not many.  San Francisco needs to hire a real GM who will call the shots as far as hiring true coaches and drafting outstanding prospects. 

Finally, from what I've seen so far this season, the 49ers have three main problems on the field.  1.  A consistant quarterback who can lead this once proud franchise into the playoffs and beyond.  2.  An offensive line that is beat up and for the most part has been inconsistent all season long (Rookie Anthony Davis is really struggling  this season).  And 3.  San Francisco needs a major facelift on the secondary.  Too many big pass plays by the opposing team this season have crippled the 49ers. 

Those are just a few issues facing the Niners.  With the season coming to an end in six weeks, Singletary and a couple of the coaching staff will get the axe.  It will be interesting what Jed York will do to bring life and respect to this organization.  At least the fans deserve better.

Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:11 am

I love Singletary - man, player.

but I hate Singletary the coach. He's horrible. He's been a 1-trick pony and he's lost the team. They clearly quit against the Bucs. They play without heart because they have no faith in the offense being called. Troy Smith is another 1-trick pony. The Bucs took away his roll-out and he was as bad as he's always been - as bad as he was in Baltimore. Singletary saw 1st hand how bad that was and brought him in anyway.
The OC got fired - scapegoat. Singletary cannot manage X's and O's. We need Gruden and Luck. Stat. 

Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 8:57 am
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Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:14 am

Jogging Singletary's memory...

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Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:46 pm

Jogging Singletary's memory...

Epic fail at in-game management. He swings from fiery motivation to beleaguered ineptitude, almost from play to play. And his post-gam press conference have devolved into just blah blah blah. "I've got to look at the film," he says in response to almost every other question. The man has looked at more film than Roger Ebert and he still can't figure out what's wrong with the team? I think he's got to look in the mirror.
The sad thing is that this organization doesn't have anyone worthy of taking over on an interim basis the way Dallas had Jason Garrett or Minnesota had Leslie Frazier (great man, and I hope he succeeds). Nope, the Niners are stuck with Sing until the end of the season.

Here's hoping the Yorks can throw enough money and power at Jon Gruden to entice him down from the booth.

Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 7:41 pm

Jogging Singletary's memory...

Too many helmet to helmet hits

Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 6:53 pm

Jogging Singletary's memory...

If Mike is that out of it, will he show up to coach after he's been fired?

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