It only took one game for me to learn something about Mike Singletary: I really like him as a head coach. It’s not for something stupid like his blowup/meltdown at the post-game press conference — it’s for standing up to a player and sending the message that the team is bigger than the player. This is a guy who has been there before and played the game the right way; he’s trying to pass that down to his team. This is honestly the way all locker rooms in all sports should be run (specifically the two-minute part of the video):
If you’re not sure what set this incident off (aside from San Francisco’s 2-6 record), it’s what transpired with Vernon Davis. Here’s what happened:
Singletary banish[ed] Vernon Davis to the locker room with 10:41 left in the game after the tight end drew a foolish unnecessary-roughness penalty for tipping up the facemask of free safety Brian Russell following his 7-yard catch.
That “me first,” punk attitude on Davis really isn’t too surprising. Remember that fight he got into with a teammate during camp? That probably says all you need to know about him.
Gotta love Singletary putting him in check.Google+