With ten-days to prepare for the 49ers most important game of a season that will go down as one of the most embarrassing in Red and Gold history, the 49ers for the second straight week failed big in a must win game. In a 25-17 loss to the Rams the 49ers not only lost the game and a playoff spot but also their head coach as Mike Singletary was fired after the game. No need to see game highlights, or in the Niners case lowlights, of the 49ers to know how the 2010 season went down. One could just watch the eight point loss to the Rams and witness another different quarterback starting, the quarterback threaten with getting pulled and a shouting match between the quarterback and Singletary. The secondary was ineffective, penalties negated success and turnovers were committed. That is your 2010 San Francisco 49ers. Singletary’s indecisiveness who to start at quarterback was one of many flaws characteristic of how far the 49ers organization has fallen since the York’s took over the team.
The decision to hire Singletary was an abrupt one after he guided the 49ers to a 5-4 record down the stretch in 2008. At the time most of the 49er Faithful was on board with hiring Singletary. We were waiting and hoping for the quarterback or coach or anyone that would lead the 49ers back to respectability. That explained why we looked the other way when non-Niner fans would ask about Singletary not have any previous head coaching experience. The Master Motivator quickly got old not only with the fans but with players as Singletary was out of his element and not prepared to handle the duties of being a head coach.
The York’s have made numerous horrible decisions in their tenure as head of this once proud franchise. In the top-five for sure are the decisions to let Jed York be team president and him hiring Singletary. Apparently having a Bachelor’s degree in finance and history is enough experience to run a legendary football franchise. But we all know why he was put in charge of the 49ers: to build a new stadium outside of San Francisco in Santa Clara. Hiring Singletary was supposed to accelerate the process by putting winning teams on the field and generating income. Instead Jed York looks just as inexperienced as the coach he just fired. But Jed’s parents won’t do the right thing and replace their son with someone who knows how to run a football franchise. Instead they will let Jed play with his toy while he runs the franchise further into the ground.