Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winning is a bonding opportunity

In the NFL, it's not unusual for coaches to sometimes give the players Monday off following a victory on Sunday.

In fact, former 49ers coach Mike Nolan did it from time to time, calling it "Win Mondays."

But new Niners coach Mike Singletary "wants players together after a game, win or lose. After losses, he wants players to talk to one another about what went wrong. After victories, he wants players to figure out what went right. Winning, he said, is a bonding opportunity."

"Who else are you going to talk about a win with?" Singletary said. "You can call your mom. You can call your dad. But with your teammates the next day you can talk about it and laugh about it, watch together and grow from it."