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The NFL needs Mike Singletary ( Mike goes off in Alliance game)

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I'm sitting here watching the Apollos at the Express Alliance game.  Memphis is leading 31 to 28 with a little over two minutes left in the game with the Apollos driving deep into Express territory.  The play clock winds down to zero and AT LEAST 2 or 3 more seconds go by before the Apollos finally snap the ball.   

The refs don't stop the play and call the penalty and let them snap the ball.  Singletary runs onto the field IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PLAY...:lol::lol:   He goes BALLISTIC.   His team calms him down back on the sidelines ( I don't remember him even going back there because everything is SURREAL  at this point).  He gets into the face of the head referee and the referee ignores him and gets ready to set the next play.  Singletary then throws the red challenge flag ( everybody knows you can't challenge that but he does it anyway).  The referees group up and look SHAKEN and go back over to Singletary as a GROUP and one of them explains that he can't challenge it.

Ok.  Next, the Apollos score what appears to be the go ahead touchdown thats ruled short of the endzone but its soo close that it goes to the replay booth.  The replay official overrules the decision on the field and gives the Apollos the touchdown.  SUDDENLY the camera pans to Singletary running to the corner of the endzone and pointing up into the sky.  The refs don't know whats going on because they STILL shook and one of the tv announcers said that Singletary must be pointing to the replay official and busting his chops for overruling the play. 

Play is stopped again and the camera stays on Singletary RABIDLY pointing up into the stands.  THEN it dawns on the referees that they never reset the game clock back to where it should have been when the Apollos scored their touchdown.  THEN, one of the announcers said "  Singletary might be blowing up about everything but in each instance he was right. "   :lol:   You would have had to see this whole thing play out to appreciate the comedy AND seriousness of Singletary.  I miss the dude.  He needs to be back in the NFL...

 

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7 minutes ago, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

He's a very good LB coach.

 

Just too unstable to be a HC. He loses his cool way too easily to deal with that job.

i disagree, you need emotion when you’re playing. Which is my problem with quinn, he sits there like a stump and just looks. If Singletary did that same thing with this unit. We would probably get farther than we are. It shows players that you have their backs and it motivates and inspires them

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2 hours ago, caponine said:

Video please ??? This is LONG LONGGGG

 

Johnny Manziel, Mike Singletary and Steve Spurrier give us the wackiest AAF game yet

The flags around Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium whipped violently in the wind, the rain came down sideways and Tim Woodard was one of the few Memphis Express fans who braved this monsoon Saturday afternoon standing under cover inside the Cafe at the 50, crowded around televisions to watch the dramatic finish.

He had come here with some friends visiting from Spain because they’d never seen an American football game before.

“This is the only game in town “Right now.”

So they were cringing when the Memphis punter muffed a snap to give the ball back to Steve Spurrier’s Orlando Apollos with 2:34 remaining. They were wondering what happened when Express coach Mike Singletary looked like he was about to maim a referee on the sideline a few seconds later. And they hung their heads when Orlando scored the go-ahead touchdown that ultimately dealt the Express a 34-31 loss.

 

Here’s the best part of all because it’s so appropriate for a league that can’t seem to get out of its own way, even if in this case the league had nothing to do with it.

Just as soon as Woodard said that, right after Orlando scored that touchdown, a Liberty Bowl security guard turned the televisions off. The Cafe at the 50 was closed. If you wanted to watch the Express try to come back, you’d have to do so in the cold rain.

Memphis Express Head Coach Mike Singletary yells out to the referee from the sidelines during their game against the Orlando Apollos at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

“Everybody has to leave,” he announced.

Talk about a wet blanket.

“There’s like three people here,” season-ticket holder Larry Marley lamented a few minutes later, “and it’s the one place you can watch the game.”

Perhaps not for much longer.

But if this is the end of the latest professional football experiment in Memphis, if the Alliance of American Football decides to pull the plug before the Express return to the Liberty Bowl on April 13, at least it ended with theatrics that were as absurd as they were entertaining.

Because a few days after lead investor Tom Dundon suggested the AAF could fold by next week if it doesn’t form an official partnership with the NFL, and only a couple months after the AAF reportedly needed his $250 million just to make its first payroll, the Liberty Bowl was the scene of a chaotic experience that felt just as unstable as the entire league’s existence.

 

Because this game featured two negated touchdowns, three negated interceptions, and Spurrier throwing shade at Tennessee once it was over. This game featured another entertaining Johnny Manziel appearance, albeit it much shorter than last week’s debut after his helmet collided with a defender’s leg as he tried to make a tackle after a tipped  interception in the first quarter.

That felt like an end to the relevant portion of the day because Manziel was ruled out with a head injury, and Manziel's arrival is about the only worthwhile development the Express has experienced since this season began. 

But then quarterback Brandon Silvers authored another second-half comeback to give Memphis the lead, Singletary **** near lost his mind after some atrocious officiating and tight end Adrien Robinson told one of the officials, “You’re the worst ref I’ve ever seen. You suck ...”

He finished it with a term not fit for print, but it was all projected over the public address system at the Liberty Bowl because the ref’s mic was on.

And seriously, Singletary lost it. Rightfully so, too.

On third-and-4 from the Memphis 20, after the Express’ botched punt attempt gave Orlando the ball back late in the fourth quarter, the play clock appeared to run out before a 17-yard run by the Apollos.

And there was Singletary, in the middle of the field as the ball was snapped trying to get the ref’s attention. He sure did, too. The ref whistled him and an Express assistant coach for unsportsmanlike conduct. On the very next play, Orlando scored to take the lead for good.

“Praise God I didn’t do something,” Singletary said. “I know my mom taught me something, or else you’d be talking about me tonight.”

Orlando Apollos Head Coach Steve Spurrier speaks to the media during a press conference after their win over the Memphis Express at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Orlando Apollos Head Coach Steve Spurrier speaks to the media during a press conference after their win over the Memphis Express at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday, March 30, 2019.  (Photo: Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal)

 

Which brings us to Spurrier, who offered some reassuring words about the league, even if it’s a league that has forced his team to live in Jacksonville, practice at a high school 90 minutes away in Georgia, and play its games in Orlando to avoid paying workers’ comp insurance.

Nonetheless, he said that “this year is going to finish,” that the Eastern Conference title he clinched this week would actually mean something in a few weeks.

He even insisted Dundon couldn't have meant what he said earlier this week. That the AAF was designed to showcase the forgotten talents that gave us the wacky circumstances that unfolded Saturday. 

“A lot of stuff happened out there,” Spurrier declared. “Good ball game for television, I hope.”

Except, of course, if you were trying to watch in the Liberty Bowl concourse.

You can reach Commercial Appeal columnist Mark Giannotto via email at mgiannotto@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter: @mgiannotto

RECAP: Apollos rally to steal a win from Express, who lose Johnny Manziel to injury

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2 hours ago, caponine said:

i disagree, you need emotion when you’re playing. Which is my problem with quinn, he sits there like a stump and just looks. If Singletary did that same thing with this unit. We would probably get farther than we are. It shows players that you have their backs and it motivates and inspires them

You mean farther than a super bowl? What super bowl did emotional Singletary  ever take to a super bowl? Or even a playoff?? The niners SUCKED with him as the HC. And grown men don’t respond to all that screaming and yelling in their face public. Quinn yells. Players have said it. He just does it where he’s supposed to do it. And he does have emotion on the sideline. So you mean to tell me that bill belichik is a highly emotional coach that yells and screams?? You sound ridiculous right now man. It’s ok to be a fiery coach but that doesn’t make you team better. Was Bill Walsh emotional? Tom Landry? Mike Shannahan? Coaches have different coaching styles like players have different playing styles. I guarantee Quinn lights some @sses up at halftime. Again, players have said as much. Quinn himself has said he’s says things he can’t say on camera in the locker room. Don’t assume how a person is on the sideline is how they are in the locker room as well. 

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4 minutes ago, TheFatboi said:

You mean farther than a super bowl? What super bowl did emotional Singletary  ever take to a super bowl? Or even a playoff?? The niners SUCKED with him as the HC. And grown men don’t respond to all that screaming and yelling in their face public. Quinn yells. Players have said it. He just does it where he’s supposed to do it. And he does have emotion on the sideline. So you mean to tell me that bill belichik is a highly emotional coach that yells and screams?? You sound ridiculous right now man. It’s ok to be a fiery coach but that doesn’t make you team better. Was Bill Walsh emotional? Tom Landry? Mike Shannahan? Coaches have different coaching styles like players have different playing styles. I guarantee Quinn lights some @sses up at halftime. Again, players have said as much. Quinn himself has said he’s says things he can’t say on camera in the locker room. Don’t assume how a person is on the sideline is how they are in the locker room as well. 

Lol niners did not suck, the talent just wasnt all the way there. The players loved him early in his coaching career. Lol so playing with fire doesnt make your team more motivated and inspired.?? Lol well you might be right i mean look at Quinn and the Falcons. He improved that team so much, Vernon Davis was a loud mouth and spoiled TE, he was a diva. After spending time with Singletary he matured and had a HOF career. He even credited some of his success to Mike Singletary

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People going to bat for Singletary like we didn't see him flame out the NFL. I'll never forget Vernon Davis crying tears of joy with Harbaugh after looking like a bust with Singletary lol.

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3 minutes ago, HEIST said:

People going to bat for Singletary like we didn't see him flame out the NFL. I'll never forget Vernon Davis crying tears of joy with Harbaugh after looking like a bust with Singletary lol.

you must have been in an alternate reality lol

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4 minutes ago, caponine said:

you must have been in an alternate reality lol

Apparently you are.

We are talking about Mr. "Can't coach him, can't win with him."

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1 minute ago, JerseyNo11 said:

Apparently you are.

We are talking about Mr. "Can't coach him, can't win with him."

Lol in 2008 vernon davis went on to catch 13 td’s , a record for all TE’s at that time 

Next year he went onto have 914 yards receiving almost a 1,000 yard season

 year after that he had 792 yds 

Lol how’s that a bust?? Lol nvm yall only watch the falcons.

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9 minutes ago, caponine said:

Lol in 2008 vernon davis went on to catch 13 td’s , a record for all TE’s at that time 

Next year he went onto have 914 yards receiving almost a 1,000 yard season

 year after that he had 792 yds 

Lol how’s that a bust?? Lol nvm yall only watch the falcons.

That's great. Team still sucked. Jim Harbaugh comes along and three straight NFCCG.

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3 hours ago, caponine said:

i disagree, you need emotion when you’re playing. Which is my problem with quinn, he sits there like a stump and just looks. If Singletary did that same thing with this unit. We would probably get farther than we are. It shows players that you have their backs and it motivates and inspires them

 

Singletary went out and publicly blasted his players in the media after losses and conflicts that he should've handled away from the public. He was too busy ranting and yelling at grown men like they were children. 

Jim Harbaugh took that team and instantly made them a serious SB contender over night.

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13 hours ago, JerseyNo11 said:

That's great. Team still sucked. Jim Harbaugh comes along and three straight NFCCG.

anddd loses and fizzles out after that. You’re really gonna say 49ers had the talent they had in Jim Harbaugh’s era in the Singletary era?? Lol they had no qb, barely a running game and subpar defense and skill players. 

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1 hour ago, caponine said:

anddd loses and fizzles out after that. You’re really gonna say 49ers had the talent they had in Jim Harbaugh’s era in the Singletary era?? Lol they had no qb, barely a running game and subpar defense and skill players. 

No QB huh? You mean that Alex Smith guy? So Navorro Bowman, Patrick Willis, and the rest of the defense all just came after Harbaugh got there? I'll give you Aldon Smith, but come on man. Harbaugh inherited most of that talent and just did better with it.

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43 minutes ago, JerseyNo11 said:

No QB huh? You mean that Alex Smith guy? So Navorro Bowman, Patrick Willis, and the rest of the defense all just came after Harbaugh got there? I'll give you Aldon Smith, but come on man. Harbaugh inherited most of that talent and just did better with it.

lmaooo at Alex Smith, their defense was average tbh. You cant tell me they had a great defense

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