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Singletary Pleased After Week 1

Posted by Taylor Price on September 14, 2009 – 1:28 PM


Head coach Mike Singletary just concluded his weekly Monday press conference with the Bay Area media. The 49ers head coach answered a number of questions pertaining to the 49ers 20-16 season opening victory from one day earlier.

“It was indeed an ugly game,” Singletary said. “But it was beautiful to see our guys work through all of the stuff and come out with a win. We fought together and ended up winning together.”

Singletary was pleased that his team was able to go into a hostile environment and come out with a win against a good football team. He also expressed his disbelief in rushing for under 30 yards as a team but still coming out victorious.

“I find it hard to do but that’s we ended up doing,” he said.

Singletary praised several of his player’s performances on both sides of the ball, but called out the play of his offensive line.

“We did not play well up front, but it will get better,” he said.

Despite not being able to move the ball efficiently in the first three quarters, Singletary was pleased that his offense put together a 15-play drive in the fourth quarter that put the 49ers up for good.

“I think the best thing that helped us offensively was that fourth quarter,” Singletary said. “Shaun [Hill] did a good job, everybody settled down and we took it down the field. They really did what they had to do when they had to do it and that’s the sign of something special.”
Other notes from Singletary’s presser:

-According to Singletary, Hill did a good job of managing the game and taking what the defense gave him.

-Vernon Davis, Isaac Bruce, Josh Morgan and Arnaz Battle were highlighted for making “critical plays” during the 49ers fourth quarter go-ahead touchdown drive.

-Arizona’s penetrating defense was a bigger factor than Singletary and the 49ers anticipated. “I think it got to our guys early on but it didn’t on that 15-play drive,” he added.

-Defensively, Singletary thought his guys played relentless. “We did things we needed to do in order to win. Our defense challenged their wideouts,” he said.

091409-willis-blog-Patrick Willis was everywhere. Singletary said his first quarter interception was a result of tremendous coverage that was very well played.

-Singletary also complimented the play of his secondary as well as the pass rush supplied by the likes of Justin Smith, Manny Lawson and Parys Haralson.

-Recently signed tackle Tony Pashos will begin sharing snaps with Adam Snyder this week, so Singletary and the rest of the 49ers staff can evaluate the 49ers new tackle.

-The 49ers suffered no major injuries against the Cardinals.

-Also, wide receiver Brandon Jones will return to practice this week. But, it has not been determined if he will play against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday at Candlestick Park.

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12 Responses to “Singletary Pleased After Week 1”

  1. By Xavier on Sep 14, 2009 | Reply

    Good game, but the o-line needs to step it up. Hill played a good game but with Garcia out there. Does anyone else think the Niners sould try to bring him in?

    GO NINERS!!!!! (week 2) SF 24-14 Seattle

  2. By Anthony on Sep 14, 2009 | Reply

    We did look good show that we can pass the ball to. Cant beleave we couldnt break one run. Garcia is on his way to tha eagles.

  3. By Petey on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    good game niners……way to tough it out in the end….looks like a great season to come!!! cant wait!!!!

  4. By willie.young on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    way to go49ers we will make the playoffs i know is’early but after awin like that why not

  5. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    I wanted us to address the defense with our first pick in this year draft. But the way we played sunday the defense looks well improved and i know we have coach singletary to thank for that……… as for crabtree not signing i hate it but the season has begun and we have to stay focus

  6. By AlexM32 on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    Good job, just as i predicted 20-16!!! well looks like shawntae spencer has put his foot down as well as the other 10 players on defense. Vernon showed his leadership, hill stood strong, and the o-line did decent. We need to make more opportunities though for gore. next week SF hopefully wins 23-20

  7. By jeremy on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    When I watched the game it looked like the cards were doing an outstanding job guessing the niners snap count. Then I watched the game again … to me it looked like that on several running plays Josh Morgan was leaving the huddle early. The coverage did not always show the huddle so I can’t be certain, but the problem with the running game may not be all of the o-lines fault.

  8. By FaithfulManSince'88 on Sep 17, 2009 | Reply

    I was very impressed with the defense, but the O-Line dissapointed me and I am pretty sure they are going to take it out on Seattle and make them pay for it. I will be at the game, LETS GO NINERS BEAT SEATTLE AND DOMINATE THE WEST!!!!!

  9. By KIMBLE/ SLICE on Sep 17, 2009 | Reply

    I think the offensive line needs to make a statement this sunday and that is we are going to be a smash in your mouthfootball team.Defensive line keep the pressure on so our secondary have a chance at making a play on the football

  10. By Chill Will 49! on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    Just like to say that the Niners did a great job going against division rival Arizona. Niners went into their house and stole the spot light. Thanks to the great work of Singletery and Coaching Staff, and of course the Players!!! Props to the Defense outstanding job, and even though Offense struggled I know they will continue to work harder to better themselves. Niners have another tough one against Seattle looking forward to seeing some more of that great Defense to keep Hassleback in check!, and hoping to see that running game come alive. Far as Crabtree all I can say is I’m seriously praying for the brother, and hoping he will be part of the Niners soon.


    GO NINERS!!!

  11. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    if we get craptree the money he wants it will be a mistake becaucse i think the wr we got or fine just need to find a way to get them the ball and get that running game going because if not there wont be a playoff for us this year we have a good D but we have to keep them off the feild we had back to back 3 and out not good i will hill but think we have a better chance starting davis

  12. By steve on Sep 19, 2009 | Reply

    Does anyone agree with me? to win this game 49ers Defensive line must bring that pass rush the way it was against the Cardinals. Agree, “yes.”
    Now, on to more serious note, I’m very worried about our Offensive line. The 49er line was having their tails handed to them, of course till the 4th quarter Drive of 15 plays. Com’on man! Maybe the time-out call that Coach Sing called for OUR Defense, should of been called for the Offense too. All I’m saying the Offensive line, their was no push and the Cardinals “D” was penatrating on our side of line. Our Offensive line looked off beat and confused at times. Man felt bad for Gore. OUR FREAKIN 49ER OFFENSIVE LINE HAS TO MAKE A STATEMENT. ONE MORE THING WHEN OUR DEFENSE GETS TURN OVERS, OUR OFFENSE NEEDS TO CAPITALIZE AND TURN THOSE INTO POINTS. WE SHOULD OF WENT INTO THE CARDINAL HALF TIME WAY UP ON POINTS. CAPITALIZE, CAPITALIZE, AND DANG MOW THE OPPENTS DEFENSE ON THEIR BACKS, SO GORE CAN HAVE A FIELD DAY. I’M STILL WAITING FOR THIS GROUND GAME TO REALLY TAKE OFF,AND WHAT BETTER THAN ON THE SHEHAWKS. 49ERS DON’T LET ME DOWN. WIN BABY!!!!!

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