Singletary addresses key 49ers issues

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mike Singletary's day-after-game news conference was a good one.

The 49ers' coach reflected on quite a few important issues relating to the team, from his future to quarterback Alex Smith's development to the defense. The session concluded with a fun (for me) exchange between Singletary and beat reporter Matt Maiocco regarding the state of the 49ers' return game.

I'll develop a few items based on the subject matter. First, it's off to the airport to catch a flight home. Check out the video on 49ers.com.

One more 49ers note: Running back Frank Gore is the NFC's offensive player of the week after rushing 25 times for 167 yards during the team's 24-9 victory over Arizona on Monday night.