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SINGLETARY EMERGES AS EARLY FAVORITE TO REPLACE PETRINO

An industry source tells us that 49ers assistant head coach Mike Singletary is the guy whose name has initially popped up in discussions regarding the potential successor to former Falcons coach Bobby Petrino.

Per the source, Blank wants Singletary; Petrino was hired at the behest of G.M. Rich McKay.

There are multiple potential benefits that would flow from such a move. First, Singletary will be (in our view ) a great NFL head coach. Second, the thinking is that he'll straighten out a dysfunctional locker room. Third, the Falcons have the highest concentration of African-American season-ticket holders at 52 percent; in the wake of the Mike Vick fiasco the hiring of an African-American coach could go a long way toward reconnecting with an important segment of the Atlanta fan base.

In our view, however, skin color shouldn't be a factor in any hiring decision. The best person should get the job. But it would be naive to think that Blank isn't thinking about the potential impact of hiring a coach who is of the same race as a majority of the season-ticket holders, especially as the franchise moves forward without a player who is still beloved by many Falcons fans, whether white, black, purple, green, yellow, or red.

Stay tuned.

I liked McKay as the GM but ever since an Assistant GM left for SEA, the personel and FO decisions have faltered. I think it is time for him to go and as DeAngelo said "no where to go but up!!"

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Skin color shouldn't be a factor, but the problem is not enough minority coaches have enough experience. That leads to a cycle of them not getting head coaching opportunities. Sometimes teams just have to take a chance on an inexperienced guy. What's the worst that could come from hiring Singletary? It's not like the Falcons will be ready to compete anytime soon. Singletary can learn while the team is being rebuilt.

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holymoses (12/12/2007)
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Apparently Mckay has a lot of straws.

And Apparently, he uses them to snort white powder off of mirrors!

Psssh. Straws? Mckay uses $100 bills.

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Singletary is the best LEADER among the possible candidates (you're kidding yourself if you think we bring Marty Schotteinheimer or Bill Cowher or any other potentially HoF coach out of retirement to coach this trainwreck of a team) so I would not be upset with hiring him as long as we KEEP ZIMMER as our defensive coordinator and hire a really really really good offensive coordinator.

If we hire a defensive-minded head coach the OC hiring could be just as important as HC.

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