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Singletary wasn't ready

Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:19 am
 

Mike Singletary had the perfect temperament to be a middle linebacker.

It cost him as a head coach.


He was just too volatile and too unprepared.  In the end, that helped cost him his job. As word made its way through the NFL Sunday night that Singletary was being fired, all I could think about was conversations I had with some of his former players.


They all talked about how Singletary was over his head. They said he was as unprepared as any coach they had ever played for in their lives -- including high school.


The game plans were simple. The attention to detail, lacking.

That's not unlike what you heard about Singletary's interviews with some owners. He was never impressive, according to some league sources.


I just think he was fast-tracked to the position, without paying his dues. Now we see what happens often in those situations.

Singletary strikes me more as an assistant than a head coach. In the end, he was just way too emotional.


That's good when your ramming heads with running backs. It's not good when you're trying to lead 53 men who hang on your every word.


Singletary was asked to resign by the 49ers and he was defiant in that, refusing to do so, which led to his being fired. I would have done the same thing. Why leave without a fight?


I wouldn't have expected anything less from Samurai Mike.


Too bad his emotions might have been what cut his own head off. Here’s a prediction: The 49ers will hire either Jon Gruden or Jim Harbaugh.  At least those two have head-coaching experience and their game plans are far from primitive.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:44 am
 

Singletary gets fired..... No shiz!

BREAKING NEWS...  CBS Sports makes up another headline in order to try and get someone in sports to notice them.

I love how CBSSports puts up a on their website that the Singletary getting fired story was first broken by Pete Prisco.  Pete Prisco couldn't brake a vase if he dropped one from the top of the Empire State Building.  No one has ever gave breaking news to any of the CBS sports writers or columnists, especially Pete Prisco.  Nobody who plays or is even involved in the NFL knows who Pete Prisco is, so how is anyone going to tell him breaking news?  I like CBS sports website layout, but lets get this straight, their columnist and writers are a bunch of no bodies that not only don't know about the sports that they write on, but have never played the sports themselves that they comment on everyday.  If you don't believe me, just read the articles that Larry Dumbrow writes, you'll quickly realize that your 10 year old son knows more about sports than these morons and could probably do a lot better job.




Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:41 am
 

Singletary wasn't ready

The Niners aren't as stupid as they seem i guess. Firing of this clown was the best thing that they could have done. He was totally unready for the job and got worse as time went by. The Niners were not going to win this year no matter who they had but something had to be done. They asked him to resign? That is a joke. He was a bad coach but not that stupid. 



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:36 am
 

Singletary wasn't ready

I have been a fan of Mike Singletry since his Chicago Bears days.  I was expecting a lot more out of the 49er's this season.  I actually liked how fired up he was all the time.   I hope he gets another chance one day and along with his high spirit he is able to be the leader and coach we all expect him to be this season.    





Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:29 am
 

Singletary wasn't ready

I've never done this before in all my years here, but here's a first: I'm quoting myself from a post a few minutes ago in a different thread.
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I'm unsurprised by the firing, which I consider well-deserved. But the timing is asinine.

The coach you might have (or should have) fired before the season began, or by midseason when you could see the writing on the wall even more clearly (in case you needed reading glasses), you fire with one bleeping game left in the season?

That's a belated/too late maneuver to make you look a tiny bit less stupid, but the only thing it accomplishes is to demonstrate that ownership and management are less interested in team success than they are in a game of CYA.

Good luck Mr. Tomsula. You win the dubious "honor" of being the interim coach of a team, for a single, season-ending game, that (regardless of the reasons) underperformed all year. Best of luck, man. You'll need it.


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