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Mike Singletary

Alex Smith, Troy Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Smith Or Smith? 49ers Coach Singletary Not Saying

Head coach Mike Singletary has made up his mind on who will get the call at quarterback for the 49ers’ must-win game at St. Louis. He just isn’t saying which Smith will be under center.

CBS San Francisco–12/21/2010

Running back Anthony Dixon #24 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes with the ball against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16, 2010 in San Diego. (Harry How/Getty Images)

49ers Need Outside Help To Save Playoff Hopes

The San Francisco 49ers have hit the desperation stage of their season. If Seattle and St. Louis both win this weekend, the Niners’ slim playoff hopes are officially gone.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/17/2010

Head coach Mike Singletary of the San Francisco 49ers talks with quarterback Alex Smith (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

49ers Stave Off Elimination For At Least A Week

San Francisco staved off elimination with a commanding 40-21 win over the Seahawks on Sunday — and probably helped coach Mike Singletary’s job status, too.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/13/2010

Quarterback Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Alex Smith Gets Yet Another Shot To Lead 49ers

The move comes a day after Singletary said he was contemplating the switch from Troy Smith back to the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick following a 34-16 loss at Green Bay on Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–12/07/2010

Troy Smith is swarmed under by the Packers Defense (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Inconsistent 49ers Face Another Must-Win In Seattle

Mike Singletary tries to block out the speculation about his uncertain future with San Francisco, insisting he refuses to read newspapers or other reports and that he knows full well what could ultimately happen in a matter of a month.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore. (AP Photo)

49ers’ Gore Done For Season Due To Hip Injury

If San Francisco is able to pick up the pieces of its shattered early season and win the NFC West, it will have to do it without star running back Frank Gore.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/30/2010

Troy Smith #1 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Candlestick Park on November 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Singletary Accepts Blame For 49ers’ Shutout Loss To Buccaneers

Mike Singletary stepped up onto the podium, multiple pages of notes in hand, and accepted all the blame for San Francisco’s shutout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/22/2010

Troy Smith #1 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Candlestick Park on November 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Shuts Out 49ers, 21-0

Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards and two touchdowns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the stagnant San Francisco 49ers 21-0 on Sunday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/21/2010

LeGarrette Blount

Bucs’ Blount Nearly Wound Up In Bay Area With 49ers

Turns out, LeGarrette Blount is wracking up yards for the Niners’ next opponent as a running rookie for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who come to Candlestick Park on Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–11/20/2010

49ers Troy Smith

Troy Smith To Remain As 49ers Starting Quarterback

The San Francisco 49ers are 2-0 during the Troy Smith era, and coach Mike Singletary isn’t about to mess with a good thing.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/15/2010

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