Singletary puts stamp on 49ers, benches two

Mike Singletary put his stamp on his coaching debut for the San Francisco 49ers, benching turnover-prone quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan in the second quarter and then sending volatile tight end Vernon Davis to the ... Full Story
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Bear in MN

Maple Grove, MN

#1 Oct 26, 2008
49ers Get Ready - Iron Mike is in town! If Mike can push and prod effectively - he just might turn the 49ers into a winning group. Glad to see he didn't waste any time putting his stamp on the team and the game. Way to go Mike - lead the team the only way you know how.
Wayne

Weihai, China

#2 Oct 27, 2008
Bear in MN wrote:
49ers Get Ready - Iron Mike is in town! If Mike can push and prod effectively - he just might turn the 49ers into a winning group. Glad to see he didn't waste any time putting his stamp on the team and the game. Way to go Mike - lead the team the only way you know how.
The nickname "Iron Mike" belongs to Ditka! It's Samurai who is coaching the 49ers. Perhaps easy to get them confused, as they were both great players for the Bears.
Gimy

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Oct 27, 2008
the second i saw him and his 'tude towards his players...made me realize how much i missed a ballsy head coach. kinda miss that. lovie's ok, but it's chitown...we need a yelling guy(ozzie, pinella) that'll rip into his players if they're being dumb. not at all a niners fan but i hope singletary does well and he gets hired because of his accomplishments and potential this year, and not because of the shade of his skin.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#4 Oct 27, 2008
Singletary will be a hugely successful head coach provided the 49ers organization can withstand the criticism he's going to incur. The media will be quick to start saying, "Brash coach is losing his team...".

A head coach who'll bench a QB and send an immature, non-team player to the locker room is a wonderful thing. I can tell you with 100% certainty that Singletary will never coach a Terrell Owens-type player. He has the class and priniciples to say 'no thanks' to self-centered athletes like him.
morrocco

Grayslake, IL

#5 Oct 27, 2008
Loved it.. Can you imagine how much harder the other guys are going to play now, out of fear. He will make them winners are burn out trying...
TRS

Naperville, IL

#6 Oct 27, 2008
If SF does not want him...Next Bears head coach...
Paul

Lake In The Hills, IL

#7 Oct 27, 2008
Lets hope SF does not hire him then we can get rid of mister boring (Smith) and bring in Singletary. I think players like Tillman and others need this kind of coach, someone who wont stand for the stupid penalties.
Bear Lover

United States

#8 Oct 27, 2008
Samurai Mike, you and Sweetness were the reasons I fell in love with the Bears back in 1984. Dignity, discipline and a fierce will to win. I wish we could say that we have a defensive unit leader like you now, but unfortunately, we don't. We got stuck with someone who would rather sit in strip clubs, hook up with gold-diggers and then act surprised when she wants money. Coach, what are doing after San Francisco?
JMO

Addison, IL

#9 Oct 27, 2008
I believe a guy like Singletary will have success because he will stand up to his overpaid and undertalented players, and actually help them develop the skills and attitude to win as a team. How I wish we had that here in Chicago! Kudos to Mike! It's about time someone spoke the truth and did what was necessary for the good of an entire team.

“It's warmer down here.”

Since: Apr 08

Oak Lawn

#10 Oct 27, 2008
Where's Larry Storch??? ROFLMAO!!!

But I digress... Way to go Mike Singletary! You go Samurai! The kinder, gentler, let-the-prima-donnas-be-prima- donnas, "modern" NFL coaches can kiss his rear end, and mine too for that matter.

I hope this is a trend in the NFL that catches on and stays. For the first time in my 42 years, I've consciously thought about turning my back on the NFL for all of its self-centered players, and it's "all about me" generation.

Seeing Mike Singletary remind not just his 49ers, but the entire NFL, that the game is about TEAM gives me some hope...
Skee

Mukwonago, WI

#11 Oct 27, 2008
When Lovie's tenure ends in Chicago, Samurai Mike will come in and get things done!
GarryN

Chicago, IL

#12 Oct 27, 2008
TRS wrote:
If SF does not want him...Next Bears head coach...
there are not enough players and coaches like Mike Singletary. I would love to see him back with the Bears too, but I hope he doesnt just end up in a long line of hamstrung coaches. Maybe after the McCaskey era ends.
GarryN

Chicago, IL

#13 Oct 27, 2008
Mike looks like he lost a lot of weight too. He could still play middle linebacker if he wanted to.
Bear Lover

United States

#14 Oct 27, 2008
I just have to ask other Bear fans...After watching Samurai Mike and how he has taken control of this team, it reminds me why he's one of my favorite Bears. Am I the only one who is frustrated by Urlacher?! All I have seen from him is whining, embarassing shenanigans off the field, no intensity or leadership on the field. It drives me nuts.
GarryN

Chicago, IL

#16 Oct 27, 2008
Bear Lover wrote:
I just have to ask other Bear fans...After watching Samurai Mike and how he has taken control of this team, it reminds me why he's one of my favorite Bears. Am I the only one who is frustrated by Urlacher?! All I have seen from him is whining, embarassing shenanigans off the field, no intensity or leadership on the field. It drives me nuts.
Urlacher has had a tough act to follow, not only Singletary but Ditka and Butkus. He cant approach that kind of talent just as many Bears running backs can't live up to Sayers and Payton. We are in a different era now. Too much compensation and not enough effort. But Urlacher is about as good as any other middle linebacker today, give or take one or two.

Since: Oct 08

Toledo

#17 Oct 27, 2008
The 49ers definitely NEEDS a coach like Singletary. Its time the niners return to the winning tradition. Singletary just needs pieces to the team that fits his gameplan and I have faith the 49ers will be back to winning again.
GO GET EM

Washington, DC

#18 Oct 27, 2008
How can anybody call that a "rant"? A "rant" is incessant blabbing that makes no sense!

I'm proud of Mike Singletary! Finally, an NFL coach that stands up to these overpaid spoiled brats (and some thugs)! It's a rare player these days that has admiration for his coach like he's supposed to!

I hope this way of coaching comes back to the NFL, old fashioned by the book. I want to see more of that in the NFL (and every sport!).

He's right. Bench whoever isn't worthy enough to play the game.
eric g

Mount Pleasant, MI

#19 Oct 27, 2008
Glad to see this too. The success guys like Ditka, Seifert, Cowher, and Coughlin have had isn't an accident. I want Samurai to succeed but not in Frisco. If he turns the team around we won't get the chance.
Bill M

Coopersburg, PA

#20 Oct 27, 2008
Oddly enough, this is one of the proudest days in recent Chicago Bears history...too bad it's for the 49ers
Max

Washington, DC

#21 Oct 27, 2008
Bill M wrote:
Oddly enough, this is one of the proudest days in recent Chicago Bears history...too bad it's for the 49ers
I agree! Wow! I still get chills up and down my spine when I hear or see Singletary's post-game press conference. All we could say was yesterday "FINALLY!!!!" and we roared when he threw that nitwit out of the game. If I could have shook his hand right then and there....in fact, his stupid diva player should have looked him in the eye and shook his hand and said "thanks, coach!"

Singletary will do WELL even if he has not-so-good players, they have to show their appreciation and heart.

Look at Bill Belichik---he's got his team buttoned up military-style. You think he takes any guff from any player? You think he doesn't see trouble ahead and put an immediate stop to it? I hate the Patriots but they've got class. It all starts at the top.

Thank our lucky stars that Singletary is finally getting the opportunity to join the ranks of a REAL NFL coach.

Too bad the Bears don't hire ex-players, THEY SHOULD! The last ex-Bears player as part of the Bears coaching team was Rivera. Bears don't want ex-players as coaches and they're missing out big-time.

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