On Oct. 20, 2008, Mike Singletary, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, made a statement. That statement was that he wasn't going to lose. In his first game as a head coach, he sent rookie TE Vernon Davis to the locker room early after a slapping an opposing player's helmet. Singletary gave an emotional and angry press conference, calling the tight end "uncoachable" and stating that he'd "rather have 10 players on the field than have Davis on the field." á Background Singletary spent his entire career as a Chicago Bears linebacker and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. While on the team, he was regarded as the "Heart of the Defense" due to his fiery, aggressive playing style. After coaching at Baylor for a period of time, he became the linebackers coach for the Ba ...
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