We're back for another week of the Mike Singletary Approval Rating following the 49ers 24-16 victory over the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium in London. The 49ers have improved to 2-6 and the roller coaster that is 2010 is climbing back up. The team has a bye this week and then settle in for a now tough divisional matchup with the St. Louis Rams.
Generally in those polls, when the 49ers get a victory, Mike Singletary gets a bump in the ratings. And yet, there remain a lot of question marks about how the team is operating even when they manage to get a win. Some of that can be traced to some of the assistant coaches, but naturally when the buck stops with the head coach, blame will often fall on him.
Although I've got this poll up asking for a rating, I'm curious about something else. Although we haven't polled it, I'd imagine a sizable chunk of this site would prefer a new coach in 2011. Some want Singletary gone now while others would be fine waiting until the offseason. What I'm curious about is what it would take, in your opinion, to keep Mike Singletary around beyond the 2010 season. As I look at what's gone down, I honestly don't know if I want him back with the 49ers in 2011.
Of course, the fact that I'm even on the fence in any way shows how little patience we have as fans. You can see a microcosm of that in how quickly people turn on Mike Johnson mid-game when the offense struggles. He's shown improvements in the play selection, but in an era where most people feel a need for instant gratification, we want more, more, more.
Would the 49ers have to rally for a playoff spot? A playoff spot and a win? If the team finished 9-7 but didn't make the playoffs, would such a 1-game improvement in record be enough?