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When Mike Singletary was the San Francisco 49ers Head Coach he led his team the way he played.  As a middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears Singletary wore his heart on his sleeve and played with reckless abandon leaving everything on the field…everything.  Arguably the most intimidating middle linebacker to ever wear an NFL uniform, Singletary hoped that his old school approach would translate in to toughness and eventual championship contention for the 49ers.  Unfortunately, in the day and age where athletes are often labeled prima donnas, things didn’t work out as planned.  Just ask 49ers TE Vernon Davis. In Oct 2008 the 49ers were playing the Seattle Seahawks.  After making a catch in the second half, 49ers TE Vernon Davis slapped the facemask of Seahawks safety Brian Russell in a taunting gesture.   Davis’ extracurricular activities resulted in a penalty flag that would cost the 49ers 15 yards. At the time Singletary, who was the 49ers interim head coach, benched Davis for his actions and sent him to the locker room while the game was still being played.  In the press conference after the game Singletary went on a rant to include talking about the benching of Davis.   Fast forward to [...]
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