singletary later pursued a career as a coach, first as a linebackers coach for the baltimore ravens, then as the linebackers coach for the san francisco 49ers. singletary instantly made a statement in san francisco by sending tight end vernon davis to the locker room with more than 10 minutes remaining in his head coaching debut, a 34-13 loss to the seattle seahawks on october 26, 2008.#57: mike singletary | the top 100: nfl’s greatest players (2010) | nfl films. after the game, a disappointed singletary emphasized his team's continued need to improve, but still backed smith as the team's starting quarterback.
for that truly belongs in a hall of fame (applause). 2003, singletary became linebackers coach for the baltimore ravens, pairing him with ray lewis. i want to say thank you to otis wilson and wilber marshall and jim morrrissey and ron rivera. grady, the man who mike singletary had looked up at as a father figure, was killed in a six car accident caused by a drunk driver.
m), 230 lb (100 kg), singletary became a starting linebacker in the chicago bears defense in the seventh game of his rookie season (1981). in a post-game press conference, singletary called davis' actions "uncoachable" and said that he would rather play with a 10-man squad than have to deal with an apathetic 11-man squad. in the divisional game against the new york giants at home, singletary recovered a fumble early in the 1st quarter and a sack of quarterback phil simms on a 3rd down early in the 3rd quarter. on december 28, 2008, after a 27–24 come-from-behind victory over the washington redskins, singletary was offered the team's long-term head coaching position, and signed a 4-year, million contract as the 49ers head coach.
"nfl's mike singletary - pentecostal preacher's son - in 'a football life' on nfl network". in 2008, the 49ers promoted singletary to the head coaching position after previous head coach mike nolan was fired during the season and he remained in that position until he was fired with one game remaining in the 2010 season. in a game against the kansas city chiefs, his third as a starter, singletary gave a remarkable defensive performance, recording 10 tackles and forcing a fumble. i know that people will ask me, 'michael, where will this rank, hall of fame, top of the world son, where does that rank?
has co-authored several books:Calling the shots: mike singletary (with armen keteyian), mcgraw-hill contemporary, 1986. but i know that mike will consider himself a success only when each of our children, after they are grown, will look back on their relationship with mike and name him to the father's hall of fame (applause). payton puts icy hot in the jock strap of mike singletary. however, singletary decided against taking the position, which instead went to art briles.