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