San Francisco’s Slippery Slope: Is Week 4 the Final Chance for Mike Singletary?

October 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The player-turned-head-coach species is becoming rare in today's NFL.  Gone are the days of the ex-athlete developing into a well-conditioned leading man, and now we take a look at the new generation of coaches, equipped with a diploma, a flash Motorola headset, and a hard head for football.
In terms of disappointment, this new generation of coaching perhaps isn't all that bad.  Not only has it gifted us with great coaches such as Bill Belichick in the past years, it also allows for any football fan to study their passion, and one day make it to the big dance if things go their way.
But when it comes to the dying species that is the ex-athlete, head coach Mike Singeltary isn't doing his own species any favors right now, considering that his tenure so far this season in San Francisco has gone haywire from the very beginning.
Upon entering the 2010 NFL season, things looked up for the 49ers.  Alex Smith had gained two impressive henchmen in Mike Iupati and A...

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