10.30.08

Bickley : Shortly Before Losing His Head, Singletary Lost His Trousers

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A few days ago, I suggested newly appointed 49ers head coach Mike Singletary might’ve peaked too early with his now infamous postgame bashing of Vernon Davis.  According to the Arizona Republic’s Dan Bickley, Singletary could well have peaked even earlier.

At halftime of the Seattle game, Singletary called for the attention of his players.   He then dropped his pants, turned around and pointed to his backside.  He used this occasion and that visual to describe what happened to his team in the first half.

A NFL source inside the room confirmed the story with my radio partner, XTRA 910 football guru Mike Jurecki, and added that Singletary then addressed the team for 3-4 minutes with his pants around his ankles.

The 49ers trailed 20-3 at halftime.  They would lose the game, 34-13.

So, the question in San Francisco becomes this:  Does Samurai Mike’s legendary intensity rally a football team or does the Crazy Man Act alienate a football team?

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