After two and a half seasons of being the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Mike Singletary has been fired now that they have been eliminated from playoff contention. He started out hot in San Fran taking over for Mike Nolan after he was fired in the 2008 season. As the interim head coach, he helped the team finish 5-4 and was signed on to be officially be the head coach. In 2009 he helped the 49ers have their first non-losing record since 2002 going 8-8. With a lack of talented teams in the NFC West, the 49ers were the chic pick to win the NFC West but failed to do so which is sad considering that the team who will win the division will be 8-8. A sad end to one of the most respectable and honorable coaches out there, and he took it in stride and was incredibly grateful for the opportunity. I would expect nothing less from Singletary as he’s a high-character guy. Getting him to speak ill or negatively about someone is like getting Tom Brady to throw an INT at this point. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him land somewhere as a defensive coordinator real quick as he’s one of the best. With so many teams switching to 3-4 defenses, Singletary will be in high demand. As for San Francisco, they’ve announced that their looking for an experienced GM to find them an experienced head coach stating they’re exclusively looking for experienced candidates. What they really need is a solid QB who can perform consistently and manage the offense all season long. For far too long they’ve used scrubs like Troy Smith, Shaun Hill, Alex Smith, and even Trent Dilfer. Who are they fooling thinking Alex Smith or David Carr are “the answer”? If the 49ers want to turn it around, get a QB people actually have to prepare for and not just wait around for an errant throw. If they were smart, they’d draft someone like Ryan Mallett round 1 or trade for someone like Kyle Orton.