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Singletary won't tell who he's starting at QB

Posted on: December 21, 2010 3:45 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

All year long, the 49ers quarterback situation has remained one of the most asinine starting decisions in the NFL. Picking the best available quarterback -- Alex Smith, Troy Smith or David Carr?!?!?! -- is like picking the healthiest meal off of This Is Why You're Fat. And yet, Mike Singletary is still trying to play games, refusing to name a starting quarterback for Sunday's matchup against the Rams ... even though he already knows who it is.

But ... but ... WHY?

"Because it's something I don't want to announce right now," Singletary said via CSN Bay Area.

Oh, well in that case, I'm sure Steve Spagnuolo won't care at all, since he's not spending his week preparing his team for whoever's starting.

"In all honesty, in terms of an advantage, the only real advantage that you can have is to go there and play well," Singletary said. "All the other stuff is cat-and-mouse stuff. I just think it's important for us to prepare well and be ready to go."

See, this is why Singletary is a bad head coach. (But an EXCELLENT position coach and motivator.)

He just got paddled by the Chargers on semi-national television, his quarterback stable is full of whatever the mutt version of a horse is, and yet, at 5-9, he's still inexplicably in the division title race.

What he should be doing is quietly going about his business, picking his quarterback and getting his players ready to try and save his job. What he should not be doing is calling unnecessary attention to himself. And, yet, here we are on Tuesday and he's like a parent, taunting a young child by putting wrapped presents all over the house and constantly reminding them not to open them until Christmas day. Unfortunately for Singletary, the strategy is moot, because everyone already knows it's an ugly sweater under that wrapping paper.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:57 pm
 

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Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2010 4:41 pm
 

Singletary won't tell who he's starting at QB

more important is singletary isn't a head coach the niners are unprepared for every game the've played this year shows up in the amout of peanalties and improper use of clock. they have some talent but until we get a real head coach they will continue there current place in the standings



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:55 am
 

Singletary won't tell who he's starting at QB

LOL!


I don't think he has any idea who is going to start! Does it really matter though as neither Smiths are NFL starting caliber quarterbacks!!


I see it Rams 38 49ers 13



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 10:12 pm
 

Singletary won't tell who he's starting at QB

Does it really matter who starts?  Quite frankly, I don't think Singletary has a clue. Either way, this is NOT newsworthy material.  Only the author is trying to make it such.  And I couldn't disagree more with the last paragraph in this story. By keeping mum on this, Singletary is doing exactly what Brinson is saying he should do. He IS "quietly going about his business." He IS "picking his quarterback and getting his players ready..."  And no, he is NOT "calling unnecessary attention to himself. Only idiot reporters are paying attention and worrying about what a 5-9 team is doing, as if it will make a difference come February 6, 2011 in Dallas.



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 8:16 pm
 

Singletary won't tell who he's starting at QB

Singletary will not name a starting qb in an attemt to confuse the rams. Their is a huge difference between the smiths. One has great pocket presence and has only started five flippin games. One loss against the packers in green bay was not his fault, besdides the packers almost beat the PATRIOTS without aaron rodgers. Give the guy a break! as for alex 6 frigging years and the same old excuses and bs! The man can not play the position.




Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 7:37 pm
 

Singletary won't tell who he's starting at QB

He's got to look at the film first.   That's his standard answer for everything.  Hey Mike, its not the friggin Acacemy Awards...make a call.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 5:57 pm
 

Singletary won't tell who he's starting at QB

Who is Will Brinson and does he even know what asinine means? Don't blame Singletary for playing musical QB's. If he had better QB's he would not have to play the game. Also, why is everyone harping on the fact that although the 49ers are terrible they stillcan win their division? Seems to me there are alot of sad, spiteful, and somewhat unbalanced sports critic who wish they were in the situation the 49ers are in. Yeah, I know. It's strange how so many people hate that the 49ers or any NFC West team can still win the division even if there record is bad. They keep saying "if they had played in another division they would be dead last..." Yes, that might be true. But they don't play in the other divisions so the point is moot. Besides, if the NFC West teams were in other divisions they would have to pay those teams and there is no assurance that they would lose against those teams either. The only thing you can compare are common teams. The teams that the NFC West and another division have in common. If you do that and show that the NFC West teams lose to common opponents then I will buy in to what the sports experts are saying. But as for now...all they have ever said is look at the record of the NFC West teams and compare it to those of other divisions. There is no context involved so how can you see what the truth really is? yes, NFC West teams are terrible, but if they were in another setting would they still be as bad?


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