Singletary Fired

The latest reports out of Ninerland are that head coach Mike Singletary has been fired. He is no longer head coach and will not coach the team against the Arizona Cardinals. Jed York informed Singletary of their decision in the practice facility after the 49ers landed in Santa Clara.

The new interim head coach will be defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.

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  • Josh

    No big surprise. I mentioned a dream scenario that couldn't happen on the previous blog, but if we could lure Holmgren away from Cleveland to be our GM, some of those scenarios could fall into place. Other than finding a good GM, the #1 priority this offseason is to find a good qb via free agency or draft a franchise qb (Andrew Luck).

    • jojo

      yea right that out of shape fat holmgren not the dude for the job.

  • Josh

    Not that it matters, but why is Tom interim and not Manusky?

    • 49ersNews

      Because Tomsula is only coach on staff who has head coaching experience. Coached in NFL Europe.

  • Thank God it's over

    I for one am happy that Jed pulled the trigger so quickly instead of waiting until next week after the game. This shows that we are going to try to move quickly and grab a coach and GM before the rest of the teams that are going to fire there coach do. Plus I think that this means that he already has a name or too on a very short list. ____Also I really like the fact that he seems to want to get involved. Unlike his father. Also he said that he isn't going to be a cheep ass and spend some money to bring in a good coach this time and a real QB.

  • A7117

    Mikes biggest assest turned out to be his biggest liability. He is loyal apparently to a fault. Their offensive coordinater and Smith should have been gone last year but that didn't happen and he wound up in a no win situation, literally, with a one dimensional slow to adjust offense and a quarter back that just can't get it done. Another of the 1st pick 1st round busts.

  • NinerPaul

    Mixed emotions … only because i wanted it to work out for Sing …. But it didn't and Jed did the right thing!!!! I am so happy that our ownership has stepped up ….. I can live with this ….. Thank you Jed…. Now i'm really starting to believe in our franchise!!!!

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    ONLY WAY THIS FIRING WILL MAKE SENSE IF WE GET jOHN GRUDEN BOTTOM LINE!!!!!! If we get Harbough I'll be pissed!!!! Mine aswell have stayed with Sing if we get Harbough, that will be risky and wont be good for our team, we need a proven coach and proven star QB, GRUDEN AND MCNABB IN 2011.!!!!!!! WE DO NOT NEED ANY MORE UNPROVENS IN HERE OR MEDIOCRE, WE NEED PROVEN STARS!!!!!

    PRIORITIES:
    #1. HEAD COACH- JOHN GRUDEN
    #2. QB- DONAVEN MCNABB, VICK OR SOMETHING SIMILAR.
    #3. QB- DRAFT IN FIRST ROUND ANDREW LUCK WHICH I SUGGESTED IN MY PREVIOUS POST OR SOMEONE OF HIS CALIBER.
    #4.IF POSSIBLE HOLMGREN AS GM OR SOMEONE FROM PATRIOTS.
    #5. FINE TUNE OFFENSIVE LINE IN DRAFT AFTER WE SIGN OUR QB #1 GET ADDITIONAL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IN LATER ROUNDS.
    #6. BRING BACK WEST COAST OFFENSE WHICH GRUDEN OR HOLMGREN CERTAINLY WILL!
    #7. BRING BACK THE MENTALITY OF DEBARTLO WHICH JED IS DOING, WE MUST WIN, LOSING IS , IT WILL MAKE THIS TEAM A CHAMPION AGAIN, JUST WATCH!!!!!

    • beagamer

      Being a Raider fan, I hope like hell you guys get McNabb.
      Gruden could possibly be in Oakland AGAIN next year.
      Vick? Put the pipe down, you're in La La Land
      Luck will be gone 1st pick.
      Sure, just ask Bill to come on over from the Pats, I'm sure he'll be there in no time without the BEST QB of today
      Fine tune your line? Realy, that's all you need?
      How many rounds do you think there are in the NFL draft. Who's going to run your West Coast Offence, Oh that's right, McNaab, Vick or Luck.
      Why don't you just switch franchises with the New Enland Patriots, that's about what your asking for in one offseason.

      LOL

      • LoneTexas49erfan

        I know the chances of us getting Gruden and Mcnabb probably piss you raider fan and cowbilly fans off, but its inevitable, it will happen and the glory days will come back, sit back and watch with your black jersey on! We are coming back whether you like it or not! And yes we can get a good free agent QB and it will probably be Mcnabb, and you never know Vick. We will draft a QB first round Luck or no Luck, and we will find a good one under the assistance of Gruden or Holmgren and Mcnabb will play well for us and groom the youngster. Yes it will happen, and we will get back to our old ways! He must get a proven head coach Gruden and bring in a proven QB which I would expect he would otherwise why get rid of Sing. We are coming back raider fan. And ya QB in the first round second another offensive lineman and the rest is up to the coach, I really dont know, I just know we will address QB in the first round and maybe lineman in second to FINE TUNE waht we have!!!!! LOL And ya, we will get a good GM, Jed wants the proven best now, he's tired of experimentation!

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    We all need to let Jed know we want GRuden and Mcnabb!!!!!!!!!

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    We must do this or Jed and his family needs to sell the team!!! Its a no-brainer!!!!! I hope sing doesn't go to the Billy's!!!

  • ohlawd

    "Mine as well"?? Come on.

    You can't get Vick or Luck. Even suggesting that shows how little you understand about the NFL.

    • LoneTexas49erfan

      You saying that shows me how young and how much of a newbie fan you are, go back to the cowbilly blog ok! Anything can happen in the NFL if pay these players what they want. Jed is tired of the losing and he will pay, he is impatient like the rest of us who have suffered for years instead of young newbie fans like yourself! And dont say you been a fan for years, go tell that to your cowbilly posey!

    • Josh

      Actually we could get Luck. It's called package a deal with draft picks and players. Duh. We'll pay a steep price but I think it'll be worth it. Luck is more NFL ready than Smith was.

  • Wudwerk

    No way we will get Luck or Vick, However we do need a good coach like Jon Gruden!!!! He will make a huge impact for the niners…..WE WANT CHUCKY!!!!

  • Pfunkbass77

    As a 49er fan, I hope the new general manager should not look at big names coaches and the reason is to build this program up stop wasting years by hiring has beens. We need football minds with new ideas, young coaches with new schemes, for example the pistol offense from Nevada mix in with the west coast offense and adjust the variation thru the formations. these are some of the idea and the mind set I hope will come with change. Let us again change the way professional football is played. bill Walsh did it with his west coast offense, I know there is a unknown diamond in a gem out there, we did it before with Jerry Rice, It time to put some scouts to work.

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    Youngsters, we need proven coaches, we have suffs eerred through this crap for years when you guys were shooting spitballs at the teacher. We have not one anything since 02' and that's 49er Hell were in, We need a proven QB and a proven Coach, and yes we can possibly get Luck, I gues you guys though we couldnt get Crabtree either. Go to the raider and cowbilly blog and complain. We know there will be alot of imposters on here posing to be 49ers fans talkin trash because you know progress is coming and you know were coming back!!! And we are coming back!!! So say no chance, never happen imposters somewhere else, getting Gruden and Mcnabb is common sense 2+2=4 wake up, we been hearing your crap for years on here and were tired of it, its gotten us nowhere!!!

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    Gruden+Mcnabb+Luck that would be a dream trio, but we will certainly get 2 outs of 3 Gruden and Mcnabb certainly! Ownership will get it done, they know we need proven leaders and proven players out there, meaning the coach and QB positions. They are not stupid, and I feel like they know something we don't about Gruden, otherwise why would they get rid of Sing, they have a reason, and no its not the loses, thats a big part of it, but why would they get rid of sing so fast, they had some motivation. Maybe Gruden has talk with them and maybe he has shown some commitment, lets see, I have a feeling.

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    Perfect Scenerio, the balls in our court, bring in Gruden who will bring back the west coast offense and bring in Mcnabb, its gonna be good!!!!!!