Mike Singletary does his first post game press conefrence as head coach of the 49ers.


Mike Singletary: Before you ask any questions, I want to say this: No. 1 is I apologize. Apologize for the start. I don't really... It's like this: Today was good for me. It was good for me because sometimes you take a step back and you look at it and you think, 'Hey, you know what? I'm here, it's on, we're going to make it work. They're working hard, they're doing this, they're doing that. We're going to go out there and it's going to change right now.' It will change. But I'm not trying to tell you something, it's going to change—it's not like that. But I want you to understand where I'm coming from: It will change. And it will change because they want it to change. Not because of me. It will change because they want it to be champions. But right now we've got to figure out the formula, our formula. Our formula is this: We go out, we hit people in the mouth, No. 1. No. 2, we're not a charity. We cannot give them the game. That's No. 2. And No. 3 is we execute, from the very start of the game to the very end of the game. That did not happen. I do not apologize about... You know what? I'll go ahead and take some questions. Reporter: No, you're going good. Mike Singletary: No, no, you don't want me to go much further. Go ahead, ask your questions. Reporter: What happened between you and Vernon Davis? Mike Singletary: Vernon... It was something that I told everybody at the very beginning of the week. I would not tolerate players that think it's about them when it's about the team. And we cannot make... we cannot make decisions that cost the team. And then come off the sideline and it's non-chalant. No. You know what? This is how I believe, OK? I'm from the old school. I believe this: I would rather play with 10 people and get penalized all the way until we've got to do something else. Rather than play with 11 when I know that right now that person is not sold out to be a part of this team. It is more about them than it is about the team. Cannot play with them. Cannot win with them. Cannot coach with them. Can't do it. I want winners. I want people that want to win. Reporter: What did you tell Vernon before he left the field? Mike Singletary: I told him that he would do a better job for us right now taking a shower and coming back and watching the game than to go out on the field. Simple as that.