San Francisco 49ers team president Jed York fired head coach Mike Singletary soon after the team returned from Sunday’s 25-17 loss to the Rams, which eliminated the 49ers from the NFC West race. York had guaranteed his club was going to make the playoffs even after a 0-5 start. No team in NFL history has made the playoffs after losing its first five games.
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After York told reporters in St. Louis following the loss he would think about whether Singletary would coach the final game, Singletary then was told of his dismissal back at the team’s Santa Clara complex.
“I want to thank Mike Singletary for the passion and effort that he brought to this organization,” York said in a statement. “He is a tremendous person for whom I will always have great respect.”
York said money wasn’t an object in this decision considering Singletary had two years remaining on his contract.
“One of the greatest experiences of my life was having the opportunity to coach the San Francisco 49ers,” Singletary said in a statement. “What made it so special were the players. They were some of the most outstanding men I have ever been around in my life.”
The 49ers were the heavy Bodog preseason favorites in the NFC West. They still had a shot at the playoffs entering Week 15 with a 5-9 record if they had won their final two games. Singletary made a decision to change quarterbacks again last week, replacing former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith with former Heisman winner Troy Smith, who struggled against St. Louis. Singletary was seen arguing with Troy Smith on the sideline Sunday a few series before the coach benched him in favor of Alex Smith in the fourth quarter. Singletary also fired his offensive coordinator after three games. He finishes his 49ers coach career with an 18-22 overall mark.
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