Back in November, we talked about former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary and his hopes of returning to coaching in the NFL. Singletary was a linebackers coach with the 49ers and most would agree he did a great job in this role, but things spiraled out of control when Singletary took over as head coach and looked completely unprepared for the job. He was fired, and bounced around for a bit before taking last year off.
He wants to come back, and in November, when we talked about him, Singletary gave an interview in which he said he spent his time off studying and getting a better handle on what would make a good head coach. I always thought Singletary would make a return, but what surprised me was he was talking about being a head coach in the NFL again.
I just can't see that happening.
What I could see happening is Singletary getting another job coaching linebackers or something else on that side of the ball. He's was one of the best linebackers to ever play the game and surely he has a lot to offer young players.
And that's just what looked to be happening, as Singletary interviewed with the New York Giants to be their linebackers coach. Unfortunately for him, the interview didn't result in a job offer and Ben McAdoo instead hired Bill McGovern for the position, according to the New York Post.
But it is good to see Singletary getting an interview. The more I hear about Jim Tomsula, the more I'm convinced that a lot of things went down behind closed doors that don't paint him in a great light. But I never got the impression that Singletary was anything less than 100 percent dedicated to creating a winning football team. He just failed.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Singletary next.