Tag Archives: Mike Singletary

Praise of Tomsula highlights Singletary’s failings

In the aftermath of their 38-7 beatdown of Arizona in Sunday’s season finale, the Niners continued to heap praise on gregarious interim coach Jim Tomsula, who created a looser atmosphere and, his players say, a better team in his seven full days on the job.

Steve Young: I want the 49ers to be great

Young discussed Washington quarterback Jake Locker, who will likely be among the next few quarterbacks drafted after Luck. San Francisco could be a logical landing spot, but not if Young was the GM:

The week with Jim Nobody from Nowhere

From a reporter’s perspective, this week with 49ers interim coach Jim Tomsula, 42, has been a bit different from the previous 16 weeks with his predecessor, Mike Singletary.

Takeo Spikes wins Niners’ top award

Spikes, who was sharing time with rookie NaVorro Bowman earlier this season, assumed a full-time role and shares the team-lead with three interceptions while posting the 10th 100-tackle season of his career.

Alex Smith will start; Willis will miss first career game

The last big decision of Mike Singletary’s 40-game tenure was his choice of quarterbacks for last week’s must-win game at St. Louis. Singletary chose Troy Smith. And last week’s backup conceded today that he wasn’t thrilled when Singletary gave him the news.

Patrick Willis’ phone call to Singletary

Back home in the South Bay after the loss at St. Louis, Patrick Willis unwound by surfing the Internet on Sunday night. It was when Willis clicked over to ESPN that he saw the news: his organization had fired Mike Singletary. “I called him right away, you know, because I wanted to hear it from him as opposed to hearing it in the news and all that stuff,” Willis said to the reporters still hanging around the media trailer Monday afternoon.

Still paying Singletary, York says money isn’t an issue

The Yorks, it’s worth noting, haven’t hesitated to open the vault recently – shelling out about $52 million in guaranteed money to lock up franchise cornerstones Patrick Willis and Vernon Davis to long-term deals.

49ers fire Mike Singletary

After the latest sloppy loss in a 5-10 season that began with division-title hopes, 49ers coach Mike Singletary was fired Sunday night shortly after the team’s flight returned home from a 25-17 defeat to the Rams.

The shouting sequel: Singletary, Smith exchange words

In what was likely his penultimate game as the 49ers coach, Mike Singletary got in a yelling match with Troy Smith on Sunday after the quarterback tossed a third-quarter interception in a 25-17 loss to St. Louis.

Jed York makes it clear changes are coming

Team president and CEO Jed York met briefly with a group of reporters today in a near-empty locker room after the 49ers’ 25-17 loss to St. Louis, which dropped them to 5-10 and eliminated them from the playoffs. The give-and-take lasted less than four minutes, but York said a mouthful. York said the Niners would […]

Troy Smith will start, but will he finish?

Niners coach Mike Singletary began his press conference today by announcing Troy Smith will start at quarterback on Sunday at St. Louis. And he followed by saying both quarterbacks could see action.