Singletary's fire, desire burn bright

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 17, 2011 - 10:19 AM

Legendary for his intensity -- and those eyes -- as a linebacker, Mike Singletary keeps his competitive juices flowing as a Vikings assistant coach.

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aanodeAug. 16, 11 9:51 PM

i like Mike i wish him the best of luck. and i will see him in heaven.

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alphaecho1Aug. 16, 11 9:53 PM

Not really sure about his coaching abilities, but as a player who had that much intensity and gave his all on every play is rare in todays game. Kick the tires and light the fires Mike!

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bobbyaxeAug. 16, 11 9:55 PM

Gotta love Mike - He might not have been the best head coach, but I believe he'll be a great LB coach. Looking forward to seeing on the field intensity from this group.

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dreski83Aug. 16, 11 9:56 PM

I remember how excited I got when I heard Frazier was offering the LB's coach job to Singletary... what better person to team up with you during a rebuilding stage, especially when you already have decent players to work with. Check out how fiery little brother Henderson was last Saturday, looks like Singletary is already having a good affect.

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grnzngigglesAug. 16, 1110:14 PM

I'm sure he'll get the team fired up with one of his pants-dropping halftime speeches!!

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sawpuppetAug. 16, 1110:25 PM

As a 49er fan going on nearly 30 years I am happy he landed somewhere. He was NOT a good head coach but the ownership was awful in all fairness. Everyone will agree he was an AMAZING MLB- they don't make em like Mike Singletary anymore. Lol. I hope y'all enjoy him. He also has a GREAT sense of humor. He should do well here.

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Zekeman10Aug. 16, 1110:35 PM

Singletary was a great player, but that won't make the Vikes LBs any better - it's all about talent. He has one with Greenway, but the rest are pedestrian, at best. Vikes go 8-8 at best, Singletary won't make them into SB champs. And stop with "the eyes" - is there a more overused description of the guy. Singletary was a great LB in his day, a SB champ, and he was good cuz he got guys to the ground with the rest of the Bears - it has nothing to do with his eyes. Puh-leeze.

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sawpuppetAug. 16, 1110:46 PM

Zeke I must take you to task on the Viking LBs. Patrick Willis to this day SWEARS by the work ethic that then head coach Singletary drilled into him. I do NOT know where the Vikes are headed this year but can PROMISE that Mike WILL have the LBs ready to roll. I think you have more talent at LB than you think anyway and Mike will only improve that. Just sayin.

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mnfanintampaAug. 17, 11 4:40 AM

Would love to see the Viking D hit WR's this year. When was the last time a Viking LB, CB or S put any fear in a WR? Hopefully, Mike can light a fire under the whole defense even the NFL's worst secondary. Nice article.

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hockey68Aug. 17, 11 5:10 AM

I'm Samurai Mike I stop'em cold. Part of the defense, big and bold, I've been jammin' for quite a while, Doin' what's right and settin' the style, Give me a chance, I'll rock you good, Nobody messin' in my neighborhood. I didn't come here lookin' for trouble, I just came to do The Super Bowl Shuffle

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