Card: Action Packed Rookies 1992
Acquired: 2015, Future Considerations
See Also: Mike Singletary
Mike Singletary went from being a golden boy in coaching cirlces to a pariah after his tenure as the head coach in San Fransisco. Fired with one game left in the 2010 season, it’s hard to accept sometimes how harsh the mistress of football can be. Mike joined Leslie Frazier’s staff on the Minnesota Vikings in 2011. He’d hold the unique position of Linebackers Coach/ Special Assistant to the Coach.
When the Vikings cleaned house after the 2013 season, Mike was not retained. In the meantime, Mike went on an introspective journey of sorts, shouldering the burden of his shortcomings in San Fransisco. He has spent time travelling to and learning from former coaches, former players, and even trainers, trying to refine his knowledge, preparation, and communication skills. Mike wants to coach again, and at this point, it’s a crime that he hasn’t come closer to coaching opportunities around the league, with only an interview for the Giants in 2016.
My friend Nathan was at the Baylor vs Texas football game in 2015 that I couldn’t attend. He was nice enough to spot me on this autograph I needed for the Action Packed 1992 Rookies set. It was important that I get an in person autograph of Singletary as it has long been rumored that he uses a ghost signer.