Last week, the San Francisco 49ers were demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. It was ugly, it was thorough, it was surprising, and it was embarrassing.
To make matters worse for the preseason NFC West darlings, there was a lot of fallout in the media (a microcosm here) that made it look like head coach Mike Singletary and offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye might not be on the same page with QB Alex Smith.
Such is life in a league where the regular season is comprised of 16 one-week seasons.
And in case you were wondering how Mike Singletary was dealing with it all, well, he would like you to know that HE’S NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT A DAD-GUM YAHOO COMMERCIAL!
Just watch. It’s worth it. Trust me.
(Note: video will take 5-10 seconds to pop up. Be patient. It’s coming. I promise.)
Update: Or…maybe not. Looks like they pulled the video down. Dad-gum-it.
My favorite line (other than, of course, him referring to the Yahoo article as a “commercial”):
We will not try to stop Drew Brees. We will stop Drew Brees.
Yeah baby! That’s the fearsome middle linebacker we all know and love.
Singletary definitely has the 49ers headed in the right direction. They are not an elite team yet, but they are certainly better than they were when he got there. And you can best believe the 49ers will leave their locker room Monday night believing they WILL stop Drew Brees. Will they stop him? We’ll see. It’s certainly easier said than done.
It will be interesting to see this year and next if Singletary has what it takes to get the team over the hump. In case you didn’t realize it, Singletary is from the Mike Ditka Old School of Coaching, which purportedly is not supposed to work anyone. So far though, Singletary has made the 49ers competitive playing old school style football and, with a little tough love, has helped turn Vernon Davis from an underachieving malcontent into the highest paid tight end in NFL history.
As anyone in Chicago will tell you, never bet against Mike Singletary. The face may be a little bit aged and a little more worn, and the body no longer as physically imposing, but the winning attitude, the intensity, and the stare all remain.
NOW STOP ASKING HIM ABOUT THE DAD-GUM YAHOO COMMERCIAL!