The 49ers lost 21-0 on Sunday, and coach Mike Singletary says the blame for that falls on him.
“My job is to lead, motivate and prepare to win football games,” Singletary said. “Did I lead yesterday? I think so. Did I motivate during the week? I think so. Did I prepare — did we prepare our players? Um, obviously, not as well as we should have because they did not execute as well as they could have. And that’s on us. And that’s on me as the head coach.”
Singletary delivered a brief monologue on Monday that included saying the words “on me” nine times while discussing the team’s problems.
“As you look at our team, particularly as we talk about the game yesterday, why we lost the game, that would be on me. That would be on me. That would be on me when our receivers don’t run the right route. That’s on me.
“When we have a turnover, that’s on me. Anything that happens in the game, that’s on me, because it all ultimately comes back to me. I understand . . . That’s on me. That’s on me.”
A reporter asked Singletary if he thinks he’s doing a good job this season, and Singletary said he can’t claim that.
“I’ll put it this way: You have to go through every game and say, ‘Am I doing a good job?’ Obviously, at 3-7, no,” Singletary said. “I wouldn’t even dare to say I’m doing a good job. But it’s not over, yet.”
Singletary’s career as a head coach, however, may be over in six weeks.