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Mike Singletary just held his Wednesday press event. I asked about the meeting he had earlier this week, and predictably, he didn't want to talk about that, saying that doing so would disrupt the focus on Sunday's game against the Redskins. He also was asked about offensive coordinator Mike Martz, to which he gave an intersting response. See for yourself:

Positive meeting Monday? Did you come away with a good feeling?
"I will just say this: I think for me, right now, I don't interpret anything. 'Wow! This is really good or this is really bad.' I think the most important things is that I continue to stay focused and the team continues to stay focused on Sunday's game. When all is said and done, then sit back and look at how positive things are, directions or whatever. We can fully pay attention to it then and direct all your energies in that direction."

How has the experience been working with Mike Martz? Do you see him as your offensive coordinator for next year?
"I would say this: I think Mike Martz has been great this season. I think everything I've asked him to do, he made every attempt, I think, to do the things that he needs to do. Going forward, I just feel that after the season that we have to sit down - as well as myself, everybody - and try and look at what gives us the best opportunity to move going forward."

Is this the best offense you've seen since you've been in San Francisco?
"I will say this: I think a couple of years ago, we had Norv Turner. I thought Norv ended on a good note. I just think that for us right now as a team, defensively, offensively or special teams, it's just one of those things that we strive to keep the team together, keep the team focuses. I think there's a lot that goes into it. I think guys maturing, guys taking a step up, guys taking ownership. So there's a lot of things that go into it. So, it will be interesting to see what happens when it's all said and done and we can talk about it further then."

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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