Ownership Allowed Mike Singletary To Fail With Talented 49ers Team

September 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers’ fall from NFC West favorite to team on the brink is explained pretty simply.
The York family ownership has run the franchise into the ground. Just as owner Eddie DeBartolo could do almost nothing wrong in his time at the top, his sister and the rest of the Yorks have done almost nothing right.
Jed York could become a helluva businessman, maybe even a competent NFL executive, at some point. He’s president-owner of the 49ers now at age 28 — roughly six years out of college and with no experience running any business.
That explains how the Yorks could so quickly and easily fall for the idea of hiring charismatic, inexperienced Mike Singletary to become the head coach after Mike Nolan’s disastrous reign finally ended.
Singletary is supremely confident. He knows defense and players love him .. er, loved him. Singletary came to San Francisco after working briefly for the Baltimore Ravens where he worked for Nolan.

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