San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary has had a rough few weeks. His team has started 0-5 after virtually everyone predicted them to win the NFC West when the season began. The 49ers were thought to be poised for a breakthrough season and everyone was crediting Singletary with his work by the bay.
Well now people are wondering if Big Mike will even be able to hang on to his job.
Yahoo!’s Jason Cole is reporting that a source told him that Singletary would have to do “extraordinary things” over the final 11 games to keep his job.
Even if the 49ers do win the NFC West (as Jed York predicted) – and frankly, the possibility exists that they could be below .500 and win it – that won’t guarantee that Singletary returns.
With a horrible offense and a defense that isn’t good enough to carry the team, the 49ers have taken several steps backward this season.
Quarterback Alex Smith is obviously playing for his job, so it’s sort of interesting that he and Singletary’s fates are tied together. If the 49ers somehow turn things around and look like a completely different team over the final 11 weeks of the season, maybe, just maybe both guys stick around. If not, Singletary should probably work on polishing his resume and start looking for a defensive coordinator job somewhere. As for Smith, he should probably start looking to the CFL.