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Dry Bly apologized to the media today for showboating and fumbling the ball after an interception against Atlanta.

 

I have never seen anything like this before.

 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/articl...nunktQD9B9QKH00

 

"Dre' Bly apologizes for showing off

 

By JANIE McCAULEY (AP) – 22 minutes ago

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dre' Bly took Mike Singletary's usual spot at the podium in a team meeting room and apologized. Profusely. His coach watched the whole thing.

 

Bly embarrassed himself and the 49ers during Sunday's 45-10 home loss to the Atlanta Falcons when he intercepted a pass by Matt Ryan in the third quarter and struck a Deion Sanders-like pose with his right hand to his helmet and the ball unprotected in his left. Problem was, Roddy White knocked the ball loose and Atlanta, leading 35-10 at the time, recovered. The Falcons marched downfield and quickly scored again.

 

Bly said he approached Singletary on Monday morning to apologize for the display, which also included him saying after the game that he'd done nothing wrong because "Dre's going to be Dre'." He said he's always had his antics after making plays, so why change now?

 

"I want to publicly apologize for yesterday. My comments were totally inappropriate. I apologized to coach, I'm not a selfish guy," Bly said Monday. "I didn't mean to embarrass him if I did, embarrass my team, embarrass the ownership, embarrass the fans. I'm a prideful guy. I like to have fun. I got caught up in the moment and it was wrong."

 

Singletary said he would not discipline Bly, an 11th-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler in his first season with San Francisco, because he didn't see Bly's stunt live and would have opted to deal with it then but not a day later. In Singletary's debut taking over for the fired Mike Nolan last October against Seattle that Singletary sent tight end Vernon Davis to the showers in the fourth quarter for his behavior following a personal foul penalty.

 

Singletary said that Bly's approaching him went a long way to mend the situation, the coach said. Singletary was planning to meet with Bly anyway before Bly made it happen first.

 

"To me, it's done," Singletary said.

 

What made Bly's mistake more glaring was that it came in the 49ers' worst home loss in 42 years since a game at Kezar Stadium in 1967 — and their worst ever at Candlestick Park.

 

Bly was set to address his teammates later Monday.

 

"Dre' is going to apologize to everybody in the building practically," Singletary said.

 

His teammates hadn't lost faith in Bly, who was ready for a fresh start after facing his share of criticism last season with the Denver Broncos. He made two interceptions in 2008, matching the lowest total of his career — the first time the 32-year-old was held to two since his fourth NFL season with St. Louis in 2002.

 

"He's a high-character guy," quarterback Shaun Hill said. "We have a lot of high-character guys in this locker room. People stand up for their mistakes. That's a good thing. Just guys being accountable. It's not something I expect somebody to do (apologize to the team). It speaks to the character he has."

 

Bly insists his style is to have fun and exhibit energy — though this sure looked like showboating.

 

"Normally, when I've intercepted passes like that, in between me and the end zone, I've scored," Bly said. "And that's what I was thinking. As a defensive back, me being who I've been my whole life, that's the energy I bring to the field. My comment saying 'Dre's going to be Dre" was meaning I'm going to have fun. You know, when I play the game, I play with enthusiasm, I play with excitement. I like to try to be that guy that's getting the fans motivated. That's who I've always been."

 

Singletary said that's going to have to change for Bly. At least he's going to have to keep himself in check if he wants to play at all.

 

"I'll put it this way: I don't think that's fun. OK?" Singletary said. "It was not fun at 35-10. Fun is when you're ahead and you may get an interception and hey that's great. That's fun. But you're not having fun when you're behind 35-10 and that's a little something that he and I have to clean up.""

 

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Singletary is earning these guys respect whereas mangini is trying to make them respect him. I like Mike

 

 

Oh here we go again with the Mangini talk. Do you think we can also talk about how bad DA and Quinn are please.

 

BTW, I seriously would not be surprised if Mike actually killed one of his players one day. I respect the hell out of him but would not surprised if that happend.

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have you ever played a sport? I have and have had both kinds of coaches. the ones that learn the game from watching and the ones from doing. I always dug a hell off a lot deeper for the ones who were actually in the trenches at some point.

 

division 3 dosent count. my little sister plays D3

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have you ever played a sport? I have and have had both kinds of coaches. the ones that learn the game from watching and the ones from doing. I always dug a hell off a lot deeper for the ones who were actually in the trenches at some point.

 

division 3 dosent count. my little sister plays D3

 

A fair enough point but my best coach was a guy who "never played the game". I played on a bum leg through HS until they took me off kicking and screaming. Division III should count. Mike Smith (East Tenn, I-AA), Tony Sparano (U of New Haven), Josh McDaniels (John Carroll U), Mike McCarthy (Baker U), Bill Belichick (Wesleyan....same alma mater as Mangini) all have HC jobs and didn't play D1 or anything close.

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