49ers’ Singletary In Line For Falcons Head Coaching Job?

San Francisco assistant coach Mike Singletary
It is universally acknowledged that the Atlanta Falcons are in search of a head coach – preferably a head coach who is competent and will stick around for more than 13 games. ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio reports that according to industry sources, San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Mike Singletary has been brought up as a possibility for the Falcons’ head coach vacancy.

The source also states that Falcons owner Arthur Blank wants Singletary; ironically, ex-Falcons quitter head coach Bobby Petrino was hired at the behest of Falcons general manager Rich McKay. There’s some plusses in a Singletary hiring – first of all, Singletary (in time) will make a great head coach in the NFL. He also has the mentality that would enable him to shape up a currently dysfunctional Falcons locker room.

Also – and this may or may not be a sticking point in the Falcons’ eventual choice as head coach – the Falcons have the 3rd-highest concentration of season-ticket holders in the league. So perhaps the hiring of an African-American coach would go a long way towards goodwill between the Falcons and their season-ticket holders. But despite that, the Falcons need to hire a coach, regardless of their race. Granted, the Rooney Rule is in place, but again, you always want to hire the best person for the job.

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4 Responses to “49ers’ Singletary In Line For Falcons Head Coaching Job?”

  1. Russ Loede says:

    Now That’s What I’m Talkin’ About!

    Mike Singletary 1 of the Class Acts, Good People, and Great LB’s of All-Time that the NFL had 2 Offer!

    Former Chicago BEAR Legend Of Course!

    Great Job 4 him to get ATL Back to the Top and Keep ’em In Line!

    Singletary is WELL DESERVING Of This Head Coaching Position!

    He has made an IMPACT and Big Difference Everywhere He’s Gone & Players will RESPECT Him, Unlike Mr. Quitter!


  2. Don Edwards says:

    Coach Singletary would be an excellent choice to coach the Atlanta Falcons. Number #1-he is not a quitter Number #2-Good Character/Morales is exemplified in his lifestyle and would filtrate into the locker room and the playing field. Number #3- Coach Singletary is ready for the challenge in coaching in the NFL. His track record as a great player @ Baylor University can never be ignored. He has the ability to hire a great staff because of the qualities mention above. Watch attendance increase and this team become an instant winner…

  3. Russ Loede says:

    All Of What You Said Don Is Certainly TRUE!

    Character, Morales, ALL That along with his FAITH!

    Singletary is a LEADER!

    Great Choice Like You Said!

    And He Will Straighten out the team and bring NEW Rules & Change

    Singletary is Well-Liked and Respected All around the NFL ~ When have you ever heard something bad said about him?


  4. Jason says:

    I really like the idea of Singletary being a head coach somewhere in the NFL .. I is a class act.. I was kinda hoping he would have gotten on here in Dallas..