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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 ? 

December 27, 2010  09:31 AM ET

I hope he does get another shot soon. He is part of what makes football fun!

December 27, 2010  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I hope he does get another shot soon. He is part of what makes football fun!

I hope so to !

December 27, 2010  10:50 AM ET

I knew it would only be a matter of time before his act ran dry. His a fiery guy and could get the guys motivated - in the beginning. But these are pro's, and after a season or two that shi'ite gets old.

He makes a fine assistant coach, D-coordinator, something like that, but he will not get another Head coaching job. As a HC, he was something of a disaster.

December 27, 2010  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I knew it would only be a matter of time before his act ran dry. His a fiery guy and could get the guys motivated - in the beginning. But these are pro's, and after a season or two that shi'ite gets old. He makes a fine assistant coach, D-coordinator, something like that, but he will not get another Head coaching job. As a HC, he was something of a disaster.

Can't disagree with anything you stated. Maybe he will learn from his mistakes after a few more years of being an assistant ? Maybe ?

December 27, 2010  02:25 PM ET

It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. This is the player/coach that he has always been. Some guys are just meant to be assistants. I liked his attitude and how he wants each player to respect the game. I think without Mikey, V. Davis would still be an underachieving TE.

December 27, 2010  03:10 PM ET

I think you guys are all right. He is what you see and that personality doesn't work long in the NFL. I think his skills would work best as an assistant or college coach.

December 28, 2010  01:13 PM ET

agree with most of the comments here. he seems better suited for either college or maybe a def coordinator position - maybe in time he'd be a candidate for another head coach job...

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January 2, 2011  10:52 PM ET

As a huge 49ers fan I thought he was the right choice for the coaching job. He kept the players accountable. But i would have to agree with everyone else as well, he'd probably be better suited as a Defensive Cordinator, or a College Head Coach!

 
January 7, 2011  12:11 PM ET

If he's wrong...I don't wanna be right!

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