Singletary As Savior Will Have Short Shelf-Life


Published: September 20, 2009

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... That Time Forgot, so much was made of then rookie head coach Mike Singletary's antics on the sidelines, during half time, and most of all in his postgame presser, that hardly anyone paid much attention to the fact that the 49ers had gotten trounced 34-13—at home—by a team that had come into the game wearing a 1-5 record.

Singletary lost his opening game and the one after that, but managed to rally the troops to capture five of their last seven. That record led to him getting the full time gig as "El Jefe," which, in turn, led to all sorts of mildly amusing billboards and radio ads. 

These things will happen when your coach drops his pants to make a point, your quarterback is a career back up and your best players (running back Frank Gore, linebacker Patrick Willis) are as interesting and quotable as last Wednesday's tuna casserole.

Despite winning their opener last week at Arizona against the defending conference champions, Singletary still m...

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