49ers Coach Singletary Drops Trou to Motivate Team

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2008 5:12 PM CDT
49ers Coach Singletary Drops Trou to Motivate Team
San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, left, shake hands with Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren after the game.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

In the annals of coaches' motivational stunts, it might not rank with "win one for the gipper," but the 49ers' Mike Singletary sure caught his players' attention. With his team trailing 20-3 at halftime last week, Singletary—in his first game as a coach—dropped his pants in the locker room and pointed to his behind to illustrate the players' effort, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Alas, the 49ers still lost, 34-14.

"I used my pants to illustrate that we were getting our tails whipped on Sunday and how humiliating that should feel for all of us," Singletary blogged on the team website. "I needed to do something to dramatize my point; there were other ways I could have done it but I think this got the message across." (More Mike Singletary stories.)

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