Tales of Singletary's demise begin to filter out

As the San Francisco 49ers attempt to dig out from underneath the rubble, tales of the mistakes and errors that led to their demise will begin to circulate.

The franchise is still attempting to hire a general manager. Once Jed York, the team’s president, can make that hire, they’ll go to the next step of seeking a new head coach to replace ousted Mike Singletary.

Singletary is going to largely become a part of punch lines to jokes told about a dark era for the organization. The Niners were just about everyone’s pick to win the NFC West this season and they stumbled in embarrassing fashion.

“It would take me five hours and 20 beers to explain to you everything that went on,” one team insider said.

Tight end Vernon Davis, who bonded with Singletary, was even critical of the coach.

“I think we did play tight," Davis told Matt Maiocco of Comcast Bay Area. "Guys were a little scared. They were more worried about coach Singletary getting on them than playing football."

That sums up a large part of what happened during his reign, which began in 2008. That’s certainly no way to motivate players, and Singletary was supposed to be a leader.

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