As far as I’ve been able to gather, offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s status with the 49ers remains in limbo. Nothing has happened today.
This might end up being the biggest decision of Mike Singletary’s coaching career. An offensive coordinator can make a huge difference in a head coach’s success – or lack thereof. So this decision is taking a lot of thought and deliberation.
I’m getting the feeling that this is not a fait accompli. (I was never able to confirm the initial report last week that Singletary had already decided to fire Martz.) It very well might be that Martz is let go, but it’s not going to happen without a lot of discussion and angst.
Singletary has contractual power to hire and fire his assistants. If he wants Martz on his staff, Martz will be back. And if Martz is not back, the pressure is on Singletary to find someone who is better.
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Singletary did not have his season-ending press conference today. It might be held Wednesday afternoon, which would seem to suggest he wants more time to arrive at his final decision.
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Also, as reported, Singletary’s contract is a four-year, $10 million deal. There is also a fifth year on the contract – an option year that is at the club’s discretion.
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