49ers' Issues Start With Singletary

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Mike Singletary sounded just like any other lost coach, grasping for answers to questions he had never before contemplated.

(And it showed. All day: It showed.)

In his news conference 20 minutes after the 49ers' weak 31-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs here Sunday, there was no Singletary thunder. No declarations. No heartfelt promises or podium-thumping pronouncements.

Just the 49ers coach, clearly at a loss after another devastating loss, looking defeated, deflated and tangibly diminished.

How did this happen?

"I don't know," Singletary said. "I mean, it could be a number of things."

Starting with the coaching. That's where you have to start. That's where ...

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