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Mike Singletary

Mike Singletary
Mike Singletary is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He was a second-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 1981, a seemingly undersized linebacker from Baylor who was selected to a Bears-record 10 straight Pro Bowls beginning in 1983. Behind perhaps the greatest defensive line in franchise history (Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, William Perry), Singletary was twice named NFL defensive player of the year and was selected to the NFL Team of the Eighties by the Hall of Fame Board of Selectors. Singletary missed just two games in his 12 NFL seasons, all with the Bears and was selected as the NFL Man of the Year in 1990 for his combined excellence and performance on and off the... Show more »
Mike Singletary is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He was a second-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 1981, a seemingly undersized linebacker from Baylor who was selected to a Bears-record 10 straight Pro Bowls beginning in 1983. Behind perhaps the greatest defensive line in franchise history (Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, William Perry), Singletary was twice named NFL defensive player of the year and was selected to the NFL Team of the Eighties by the Hall of Fame Board of Selectors. Singletary missed just two games in his 12 NFL seasons, all with the Bears and was selected as the NFL Man of the Year in 1990 for his combined excellence and performance on and off the field. Considered by coordinator Buddy Ryan to be one of the great students of the game and the Bears' defense, Singletary was briefly considered by Dick Jauron for an assistant's position with the Bears but was not hired and eventually became defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. « Show less

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  • Pitiful playoff teams aplenty in NFL

    Arizona has lost four of its past five games, allowing 37, 48, 35 and 47 points. Its only win during that period was over St. Louis, a 2-13 team. And if it doesn't beat 4-11 Seattle at home Sunday, it will finish 8-8. Do we really want these guys in...
  • Redskins fall in finale

    Redskins fall in finale
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers followed Joe Nedney's game-ending field goal with an even bigger bang, swiftly confirming that coach Mike Singletary will be back next year. Nedney kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired, and the 49ers...
  • Booted to .500

    Booted to .500
    — Even though quarterback Jason Campbell inspired confidence in leading a late drive to tie the score against San Francisco, the Washington Redskins knew things still could unravel for them. A long second-half slide contributed to sense of...
  • Miami QB is honored

    For the second time in three years, Chad Pennington is The Associated Press 2008 NFL comeback player of the year. The Miami quarterback became the first player in the 11 seasons of the award to win it twice. "This time last year, I'm getting ready to...
  • Glory on a paved road

    Prevailing wisdom says the Pittsburgh Steelers interviewed Mike Tomlin for their head-coaching position because, in part, he's black. Tomlin himself concurs. Prevailing wisdom and Tomlin are wrong, says Dan Rooney, the man who hired him two years ago and...
  • Vick to Niners, Vikes?

    Vick to Niners, Vikes?
    Two teams with unsettled quarterback situations — San Francisco and Minnesota — might be interested in acquiring suspended Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick. The former Virginia Tech star from Newport News is serving time on federal felony...
  • Around the NFL: Players, coaches on Ogden's retirement

    Reaction from around the NFL on the retirement of Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden: "Jonathan is, without a doubt, a Hall of Fame player who is one of the very best left tackles in NFL history. We couldn't beat him with speed rushers, and he...
  • Bisciotti should take chance, put Ryan in charge

    Rex Ryan should be hired as the Ravens' next coach before he gets away. But before delving into the reasons it should happen, and the reasons it might not, here's a slight mea culpa. It was suggested in this space yesterday, in the wake of that...
  • Danyelle Sargent tells all in interview with Dan Patrick

     
    One more thing: Here is the complete audio of Danyelle Sargent of Fox talking to Dan Patrick, via Awful Announcing. She explains what she intended to ask Mike Singletary and how the video turned up on the Internet and "Mike'd......
  • Fox Sports open to discussing day World Series games

     
    For the first time in recent memory, a World Series was decided at an hour that enabled countless young people on the East Coast to actually see it occur, on a school night no less! Might it be possible to......
  • L.A. Times dog picks the Giants, da Bears, and Favre's Vikings in Week 6

     
    Last week Django didn't do so well in his NFL picks so this week it looks like he's choosing some powerhouses. Down in the battle of the Bayou behind the surprisingly tough Saints and Eli Manning's G-men, Django thinks the......