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If there is one thing I learned as a fan, it's that you better hire a qualified man to be the head coach of a football team. I think Jed York learned this lesson the hard way as well. Mike Singletary was terrible. His 1985 mantra never worked and had no hope of working in the first place...and his approach to how things should be run was not conventional or logical. There is a reason why no one wanted to work under him when he was interviewing offensive coordinators, and there is a reason why he clashed with two of his starting quarterbacks on the sidelines this season. The guy got this job as a hand-me-down instead of actually earning it by moving up the ladder. From a linebackers coach straight to head coach was how he rose to the top. It was doomed for failure from the beginning. And in time it showed that he had absolutely no idea what he was doing. At least Mike Nolan was a coordinator to his credit...and may be a head coach again in the NFL. I don't think Singletary is ever going to be a head coach in the NFL ever again.
I'm glad he's gone. Time to start celebrating.
"Every light must fade, every heart return to darkness!"
-San Francisco 49ers: Five Time Super Bowl Champions-
Originally posted by Borat
Oh, my bad. Didn't realize SWDC was the pinnacle of class and grace.
I think they did this to get the jump on Jon Gruden. Only reason why you fire a guy with one game left that hasn't lost the locker room is so you can go after a coach thats out of work and won't talk to team with a head coach still in place.
Im interested in what his future will be. I highly doubt he will get another HC job. I doubt he gets a DC gig either. I wonder if he will be willing to accept a LB coach job.
If I were another team, I wouldn't mind having him around as a linebacker coach/motivator type of guy but I sure as hell wouldn't want him as a coordinator. He was just simply over his head in terms of game planning, adjustments, etc. Motivating is about all he was good for and even then the team came out completely flat some games. I could see him as a good college head coach at a smaller program.
FYI, the team president has announced that the team will be looking for a new general manager to find a coach. I think he's going to go after a big name, he's a young guy who seems like he wants to make his own mark. He said after the firing that money is no object, he only cares about winning Super Bowls. Not sure that many big names are out there though, the most common names that are going to come up are going to be John Gruden, Jim Harbaugh, and Mike Holmgren I imagine.
It's just been miserable watching Dennis Erickson, Mike Nolan, and Singletary look completely lost for the past 8 years. Hopefully the team brings in some credible leadership this time around.