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Singletary to Vikes

Posted on: January 18, 2011 3:22 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 3:27 pm
 
Mike Singletary agreed to a two-year deal that will make him linebackers coach and assistant head coach with the Minnesota Vikings, NFL sources confirmed.

The former San Francisco head coach announced on ESPN radio Tuesday that he was headed to Minnesota after an 18-22 tenure with the 49ers. He was fired with one game left in this season.

The deal reunites him with Leslie Frazier, his former teammate with the Chicago Bears, and solidifies the future for the Hall of Fame linebacker. Singletary had spoken to two other clubs but chose the Vikings because of his relationship with Frazier. 
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Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:08 am
 

Singletary to Vikes

Correction my friend, Singletary with be the Linebackers Coach as well as the Assistant Head Coach not Assistant LB Coach. 


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Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2011 4:25 am
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Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 2:16 am
 

Singletary to Vikes

It's good to see Singletary employed. Its too bad he is only an assistant LB coach. He is more valuble than that.

I regret that SF made him head coach because they lost one of the best asst. coaches in the NFL who was just not ready to be a head man yet.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 12:38 am
 

Singletary to Vikes

If only Singletary could still play for the Vikes...  Now he needs some LB's to coach!  Go Vikings!

At least with Singletary, there won't be any whining! (The team may get a new Metrodome
roof and / or, indeed, a new retractable roof stadium. But I wouldn't speculate where team
practices will be held. I would guess it would make Lombardi smile).

And since we're on this former Bears trend; how about Jim McMahon as the QB coach, Steve
McMichael as the Defensive Line coach and a mural of Walter Peyton scoring a TD in the
'85 Super Bowl. Oops, wait a minute .. he never did that. Thanks, Iron Mike!





Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2011 12:02 am
 

Singletary to Vikes

Singletary will be just fine as a defensive coach, or ljnebackers coach, line coach,  whatever.  He has a real knack for motivation.  But if he ever gets near a position where he has to manage a game clock or make in-game decisions the Vikings will learn the same lessons the 40ers learned with Mike Singletary.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Singletary to Vikes

Mike Singletary, despite his severe failings as a head coach, is an extremely good LB coach:  see Ray Lewis and Patrick Willis if you want a good look at his work.  Great hire no matter how you look at it.



Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Singletary to Vikes

If only Singletary could still play for the Vikes...  Now he needs some LB's to coach!  Go Vikings!




Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Singletary to Vikes

Wow, Vikingcat and RealRealist, it is SO hard to be a white man in America. (I'm white too, btw, so I share your burden of oppression.) You're the same guys who are going to be screaming "Why is there no WHITE History Month" in February, right? Why don't you count up the percentage of black head coaches in the NFL and then figure out the percentage of black players. Hmmm...wonder why those numbers don't add up? Just a coincidence? Nothing to do with the good ol' boy network, strictly based on those white coaches' superior talent and ability. Right...



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Singletary to Vikes

the point is cubuffan or whatever that is that the vikings didnt have to interview a white coach before hiring frazier and they should have if a black coach must be interviewed before hiring a white coach shouldnt in fairness it work both ways



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Singletary to Vikes

Linebackers Coach is better fit for Singletary than Head Coach.


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