Singletary: I’m Not Here to Ski

m-sing1Singletary spoke with reporters at the 49ers Winter & Wine Fest and here are some of the responses Mike had to say.

Mike’s big eyes during his playing days were not a result of drugs.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about that,” said Singletary, a career-long Chicago Bear from 1981 to 1992. “I remember some guys asking me, ‘What are you taking? What drug are you taking?’ I’m not taking drugs. I’m really trying to see the entire field. Every time I lined up I wanted my eyes to be as wide as they could because I wasn’t really focusing on any particular point.”

Mike is looking at Pass Rusher, Tackle, Running back, and safety in the draft.

“Obviously there are a number of things we need. We’re drafting pretty early (10th overall) for a reason,” he said, adding that the team could use an offensive tackle and “someone who can get to the quarterback,” as well as a safety and perhaps another running back to compliment Frank Gore.

Mike thinks Ray Lewis is best linebacker in the game.

“I think it depends on how you look at it, how you break it down. But I think Ray Lewis one of those guys that is the epitome of the throwback linebacker,” Singletary said. “I think Ray is a guy that plays the game at a very high level. He can be very physical at times. I think the other thing that stands out and really makes him valuable to the Baltimore Ravens is his ability to lead that team.”

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