Singletary's Job Is Safe for Now

By Sajid Farooq
|  Monday, Oct 4, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM PDT
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Singletary's Job Is Safe for Now

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Head coach Mike Singletary is sitting on a hot and lonely seat these days.

The San Francisco 49ers are 0-4 for the first time since the Dennis Erickson era. That is not good news for Mike Singletary.

But the underperforming head coach isn't going anywhere for now. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Singletary's job is safe for the time being.

That doesn't mean that the tempertures won't warm in the windy confines of Candlestick Park if Singletary doesn't find a way to right the 49ers sinking ship soon.

Part of Singletary's security stems from the team's lack of a clear cut replacement to take his place. Two years ago when the 49ers relieved Mike Nolan of his tie-wearing ways, the team had Mike Martz in the building, who might be mad but has had previous head coaching experience.

The team also had MIke Singletary, who they ultimately turned to. Now the 49ers are left with an offensive coordinator with one official game under his belt, and only seven points to show for it, and a well respected defensive coordinator in Greg Manusky, whose side has also underperformed.

Schefter also reports that the team is banking on the NFC West maintaining its weakness. With the winless 49ers only two games behind the division leaders with five division games left to play, all hope is not lost. 

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