San Francisco 49ers May as Well Have Kept Mike Singletary

Jered JeromeContributor IJuly 29, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Head coach Mike Singletary of the San Francisco 49er talks to a referee against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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This article was written by a fan that is frustrated. The facts in the article may not even be facts. When you look at the big picture of the NFL right now, you can't help but notice the abundance of moves. More trades than we have seen in recent years being the main thing I have noticed, along with the splash of free agents taking their talents elsewhere.

With that being said, I ask one question: What moves have the 49ers made?

David Akers and Alex Smith.

Don't get me wrong; when I saw Akers on the ticker while watching SportsCenter, I was a bit excited, as Akers has been great his whole career in Philly. I also believed, after hearing reports, that a guy with the name that no one can spell may be signing with the Niners as well. It gave me the impression that moves were on the way and that commitment to winning was actually in place, like we have been hearing the last few years.

Then a day goes by, complicated name signs with Philly, and there are ZERO reports that the NFL team from San Francisco is making any moves, not even speculation. What are we as fans supposed to take from that news? You all are opinionated enough to tell me later.

The Niners have lost Baas, Spikes, Heitmann, Franklin (most likely), Clements and I'm probably missing a few, and have they replaced them? You all know. I understand that there is still time, and plenty of options out there, but what makes us think that the 49ers' game plan is going to change? I see no indication.

So if the 49ers are so set on mediocrity, why not just keep Mike Singletary? At least we would enjoy the press conferences, tirades and emotionally uplifting stories of the players he changed. Why go out and spend $5 million a year on a coach when they have no plans to provide him any weapons?

Lastly, I think it's downright funny that the first move the Niners made is bringing back the most hated player. Whether or not Jimbo Fisher thinks he can coach Smith into the No. 1 overall pick he was, I feel the move was job suicide. All the support and happiness from the hiring of Harbaugh has now been clouded with the resigning and assurance that Smith is the guy. Like we haven't heard that one before! At some point, we may as well finally come to the conclusion that the Niners front office has no interest in the fans' perspective, and it sure does sting.

So I say bring back Singletary, so I can at least enjoy some sort of headlines, rather than the lack of them.