Its all about winning here and his 2 plus seasons produced 18 W's. That's not going to get the job done, especially with the kind of talent on the 9er's team. Of course a top caliper QB wouldn't have hurt either !
You had to love Mike's passion for the game though. The time he sent Vernon Davis to the locker room before half cause of inappropriate behavior following a personal foul penalty ! The man has BALLS, no doubt about it.
"One of the greatest experiences of my life was having the opportunity to coach the San Francisco 49ers. What made it so special were the players. They were some of the most outstanding men I have ever been around in my life. The coaches were truly professionals. I wish the 49ers nothing but the best. I am thankful to the York family for having given me the opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL. I am indebted to them for that. I am also thankful for the Faithful fans, I am just sorry I couldn't give them more."
Say what you want about ole Mike but he is a CLASSY guy !
Hall of Fame Linebacker, their were few any better !
The one thing I will remember the most about Mike:
During his debut in place of Nolan, a 34-13 loss to the Seahawks on Oct. 26, 2008, Singletary pulled down his pants in the locker room at halftime to make a point, benched struggling quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan in favor of Shaun Hill, and sent now-Pro Bowler and captain tight end Vernon Davis to the showers early for what he deemed inappropriate behavior following a personal foul penalty. Afterward, Singletary called out his team with the now infamous "I want winners" speech.
"I'd rather play with 10 people and just get penalized all the way until we have to do something else rather than play with 11 when I know that right now that person is not sold out to be a part of this team. It is more about them than it is about the team. Cannot play with them, cannot win with them, cannot coach with them. Can't do it. I want winners. I want people that want to win."
Bye Bye MIKEY ........ maybe you'll get another shot ? Or maybe not ?