The League

THE QUESTION

Does Singletary-Style Coaching Still Work?

Given the attitudes and salaries of contemporary football players, can fiery, "old school" coaches such as Mike Singletary still create winners?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 28, 2008 8:47 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Discipline Still Works

Look at Parcells. Look at Belichick. Singletary's way still can work but he needs the support of his superiors.

Posted by Mark Maske, on October 28, 2008 10:51 AM

Old School Works

Playing is about being unselfish, and what you sacrifice for the team will ultimately pay you back more.

Posted by Keenan McCardell, on October 28, 2008 9:50 AM

Win, and He's In

In the end, there's only one way to get your team to buy in long-term to what Singletary is trying to accomplish. You have to win.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on October 28, 2008 9:39 AM

Keep It Real

To me, that was Mike Singletary being himself.

Posted by Dan Reeves, on October 28, 2008 8:55 AM

Singletary: Home Run or K

Singletary's no-nonsense approach should work in theory, but I don't think it will in San Francisco.

Posted by Zach Leibowitz, on October 28, 2008 8:50 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

StevenA875: I don't think fines get to these players. I think sitting them down (or kicking them out, in this case) does get their attention. Only time ...

MillerWDC: Personally, I agree wholeheartedly with Coach Singletary and it's about time someone makes these athletes eat humble pie because playing any...

CouchCoach: "Teams" win football games. That is what Singletary knows and that is what he was communicating. Was his communication method right for Da...

Make a Comment  |  All Comments (31)

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company