One firest the manager. Or the coach.
It doesn't matter if the manager or the coach isn't the problem. The point is that firing him is something you can do. It creates at least the illusion of control, and makes an out-of control situation more bearable thereby.
Mike Singletary was a good coach, by all the evidence. Certainly his players regarded him as such. But the San Francisco 49ers had a tough season, so the team's owners fired him, whether he deserved it or not. Hopefully having done so will help them feel better; it certainly isn't likely to help the 49ers win more games next season.
Singletary- the middle linebacker for the 1985 Super Bowl champion Bears- is a class act, a smart man, and someone almost certainly dest…