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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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  • 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...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    How do you think this year's defensive unit compares with the '85 Bears? -- Mike Litwin, Chicago Let's not get carried away here. This is a good defense. It can't touch the '85 Bears though, which many regard as the greatest defense in modern NFL...
  • “Super Bowl Today” schedule on CBS

     
    Super Bowl Today schedule on CBS begins at 2pm ET on Sunday, Feb. 3, with four hours of features leading up to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII. Also, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley interviews President Barack Obama live from the White House at 4:...
  • Not that Phil Emery cares, but ...

    Not that Phil Emery cares, but ...
    Did Jimmy Johnson tweet anything else today? Hey, don’t laugh. There’s more information about the Bears coaching search coming off a houseboat in Miami than from the offices in Lake Forest. But until we see white smoke coming out of...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Duerson, Joe Frazier, Alan F. Segal

    PASSINGS: Dave Duerson, Joe Frazier, Alan F. Segal
    Dave Duerson NFL player on Super Bowl-winning teams Dave Duerson, 50, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, was found dead Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators...
  • Briggs, agent formally ask Bears for trade

    Briggs, agent formally ask Bears for trade
    Agent Drew Rosenhaus has filed a formal request to seek a trade on behalf of Lance Briggs, the Bears linebacker told the Tribune. "The Bears made their decision, now I have to make mine," Briggs said. "It's just how the business works. It's not going...
  • Question of the day: Which NFL coaches will be fired before the end of the season? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Ken Murray, Baltimore Sun Firing a coach before the season ends is......
  • Question of the day: Who would you have coach the Dallas Cowboys next season? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Keith Groller, The Morning Call Just for comic effect, I’d probably......
  • Question of the day: Which NFL coach will be the next to be fired?

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Please check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Ken Murray, Baltimore Sun It is a very rare year......
  • Could you ever root for your rival?

     
    I'll root for the Packers in the Super Bowl if, God forbid, they should somehow beat the Bears Sunday afternoon. This sentiment horrifies and disgusts many Bears fans, I realize. But it's based on two factors: Respect: To be a......
  • Did the New York Giants originate the Gatorade shower?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The New York Giants originated the "Gatorade shower." During the 1986 National Football League (NFL) season, the New York Giants dominated the league as a whole. They went 14-2 and crushed their three playoff opponents on their........
  • Will any more NFL coaches be fired before the end of the season?

     
    NFL coaching changes: Jack Del Rio was the first NFL head coaching casualty of the season, fired Tuesday by the Jacksonville Jaguars. But will he be the last?...