In case you live under a rock here’s what happened (from The Associated Press)
The 49ers (2-6) lost their fifth straight game in a chaotic debut for interim coach Mike Singletary, who took over after Mike Nolan was fired last Monday.
The Hall of Fame linebacker couldn’t fix a porous defense just yet, but he immediately put his stamp on the club by pulling QB J.T. O’Sullivan after three turnovers.
Singletary then made an even more dramatic statement when he ordered TE Vernon Davis off the field and into the locker room after the hotheaded tight end got a personal foul for slapping a Seattle player’s helmet late in the third quarter.
Singletary yelled at the former No. 6 overall pick in full view of his teammates, commanding Davis to sit on the bench and then ordering him to the locker room at the next timeout.
Davis waved his helmet at Candlestick Park’s thousands of empty seats as he left. He tried to speak with Singletary after the game, but the coach said he was still too hot to hold that conversation.
Here’s Singletary’s full press conference with reporters after the game:
My thoughts: I like this kind of coach. I would want to play with a no-nonsense coach. A coach who has one goal in mind and that is to win. For far too long some organizations are accustomed to winning. I won’t mention what teams but their initials start with R (aider) and end with S. In my opinion the coach did the right thing. When I listen and watch to Singletary’s press conference I’m immediately reminded of Ken Howard. Don’t ask me why. But suffice to say, Singletary was in his right. Let this be a lesson to you high school ballers. Even pro players can get humbled. If you can’t walk the walk then don’t talk the talk.
NOW THIS IS A BLOWUP. Damn those media folks: