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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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  • Pitiful playoff teams aplenty in NFL

    Arizona has lost four of its past five games, allowing 37, 48, 35 and 47 points. Its only win during that period was over St. Louis, a 2-13 team. And if it doesn't beat 4-11 Seattle at home Sunday, it will finish 8-8. Do we really want these guys in...
  • Redskins fall in finale

    Redskins fall in finale
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers followed Joe Nedney's game-ending field goal with an even bigger bang, swiftly confirming that coach Mike Singletary will be back next year. Nedney kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired, and the 49ers...
  • Booted to .500

    Booted to .500
    — Even though quarterback Jason Campbell inspired confidence in leading a late drive to tie the score against San Francisco, the Washington Redskins knew things still could unravel for them. A long second-half slide contributed to sense of...
  • Miami QB is honored

    For the second time in three years, Chad Pennington is The Associated Press 2008 NFL comeback player of the year. The Miami quarterback became the first player in the 11 seasons of the award to win it twice. "This time last year, I'm getting ready to...
  • Glory on a paved road

    Prevailing wisdom says the Pittsburgh Steelers interviewed Mike Tomlin for their head-coaching position because, in part, he's black. Tomlin himself concurs. Prevailing wisdom and Tomlin are wrong, says Dan Rooney, the man who hired him two years ago and...
  • Vick to Niners, Vikes?

    Vick to Niners, Vikes?
    Two teams with unsettled quarterback situations — San Francisco and Minnesota — might be interested in acquiring suspended Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick. The former Virginia Tech star from Newport News is serving time on federal felony...
  • Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Got a question for Dan? Email him at dpompei@tribune.com I've known Mike Singletary for about a quarter of a century, and I believe beating the Bears in his first attempt as a head coach would be a special accomplishment for him--regardless of what he...
  • Lions Now 2-13 After 20-6 Loss At San Fran

    Lions Now 2-13 After 20-6 Loss At San Fran
    The Detroit Lions dropped to 2-13 with a 20-6 setback to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park. The loss was the Lions' fifth straight since a last-second 38-37 triumph over the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 22. Coach Jim Schwartz's...
  • William and Mary's Adrian Tracy is ready to take his game to the next level – at linebacker in the NFL

    He's a 6-foot-3, 248-pound physical specimen who bullied opposing offensive linemen for 12 sacks last season, and he'll learn his NFL future in this week's draft. Just keep Adrian Tracy away from the cashews. It seems that Tracy, who tied the William...
  • Singletary's Debut Against Seattle Still Fresh

    Singletary's Debut Against Seattle Still Fresh
    Vernon Davis remembers it all too well, the San Francisco 49ers' game with Seattle last October at Candlestick Park. Mike Singletary's crazy coaching debut. "That's the game I went to the locker room, huh?" Davis said with a grin. "I'm sure they're...
  • Seahawks Fall To San Francisco 49ers, 23-10

    Seahawks Fall To San Francisco 49ers, 23-10
    Frank Gore's spectacular day single-handedly re-established the run game for San Francisco. Gore had touchdown runs of 79 and a career-best 80 yards and finished with 207 yards on 16 carries, and the 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-10 to take an early...
  • Injuries, The NFL's Great Equalizer

    Injuries, The NFL's Great Equalizer
    Injuries are more than the great equalizer in the NFL, they can be the grim reaper for a team's season. Already, a handful of clubs are dealing with the absence of key players, some of whom are pretty much irreplaceable. A year ago, two defending...