Singletary sticks to his guns
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San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary told ESPN why he dropped his pants to make a point during his halftime speech on Sunday and said he is frustrated that the story got out, ESPN reported Friday.
"The only point I was tying to make is 'Guys, this is what's happening on the field,'" Singletary told ESPN radio. "There are a lot of different words to express it ... there are a lot different things to try and get it across. But I've only got so much time [at halftime].
"I'm just telling you this is what I see happening out there — we're getting our tails kicked, we need to figure out a different way, let's go out there and get it done.
"I could go in and throw chairs and tear up the locker room but I chose to do something differently to get the point across and move on. It's unfortunate ... we will find out who is leaking information out of the locker room because what happens in the locker room should be sacred and stay there."
During Singletary's debut, which came days after the firing of Mike Nolan, the former Chicago Bears star middle linebacker benched quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan in favor of Shaun Hill, kicked off wide receiver Vernon Davis after a sideline confrontation and after the game blasted Davis during a widely publicized tirade.
"What ended up happening is you have kind of a change in culture of the team," he said on ESPN Radio. "And I think just being myself this week in terms of some of the things that transpired during the game, I think people were kind of thrown off by my beliefs about certain things and how I would conduct business going forward."
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