For the second consecutive day, statements from San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary on his interest (or non-interest) in suspended Falcons QB Michael Vick have crossed the NFL.com news desk. And, for the second day in a row, Singletary was more or less ambiguous as to whether the 49ers would have interest in Vick.
“Well I look at it like this … right now (GM) Scot McCloughan and myself have not really talked about Mike Vick a lot,” Singletary told The Monty Show on Sporting News Radio on Friday. “His name has been mentioned maybe once or twice very early on and that was just because they were interviewing us about him. But going forward I think we have enough on our plate with these two guys (QBs Alex Smith and Shaun Hill) competing with one another and the whole Michael Vick situation will work itself out. We’re trying to make sure that we have the situation at hand under control and get the most out of those guys and go forward.”
On Thursday, Singletary had this to say when asked if a possible second chance for Vick could come with the 49ers:
“Don’t know right now,” Singletary told reporters. “That’s something going forward, you just never know. I don’t want to say absolutely not, because I’m not there. But I’m certainly not going to say yes. I’m just saying it’s one of those things that Scot and I will continue to talk about. But we like the guys we have here. Very excited about Shaun [Hill], very excited about Alex [Smith] and we’ve got enough on that plate right now.”
For what it’s worth, former Vick teammate DeAngelo Hall believes San Francisco would be an ideal landing spot for Vick.
“I think the perfect situation for him would be a place like San Francisco,” Hall told ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. “You have a guy like Mike Singletary who is known to motivate players, who is known to get guys to just see the light. I think that’s a great situation for Mike. I know Mike Singletary would love to have him out there. So, I think that’s a great situation. I think he could definitely flourish in that scheme.”