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Current Record This Season: 0-3
People always love to talk about Mike Singletary as a player. He was dominant, outspoken, and simply the ultimate joy to watch.
As expected, this type of mentality spilled over into Singletary's coaching career in San Francisco, as the main man about town has been said to have even built a hill on the 49ers practice field.
But what stands in Mike Singletary's way right now is far from just a mild hill.
No, what stands in front of Mike Singletary is a mountain, along with a mammoth task of turning his current 0-3 San Francisco 49ers back around in enough time for them to still be able to make the playoffs.
If you'd told most people when the season began that the 49ers would be 0-3, most probably would have laughed.
Here was a team that gained two of the nation's most promising lineman in the NFL Draft, along with having one of the most feared running backs in Frank Gore, and of course the unforgotten man, Patrick Willis.
For all of the 49ers' talent though, nothing has happened as a result. The team has notably struggled with weaker opponents, and just when we saw the 49ers rally against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2, San Francisco disappointed everyone in the Bay Area by losing in unconvincing fashion to the Kansas City Chiefs.
What is perhaps more unconvincing though is the fact that the 49ers take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4 at the Georgia Dome.
Not only is Atlanta red hot, this may be the final game that extinguishes the 49ers' hope, and means the difference between the postseason and a below-.500 record.
As for head coach Mike Singletary, some tough times await. Everybody does love him, but that isn't enough to keep him the main role.
Mike Singeltary is a man of faith, and it would be fair to say that he is placing his belief in the Lord right now.
That may be the only thing the 49ers have going for them, and with the schedule not getting any easier, Mike Singletary could be looking at his last days in San Francisco very shortly.