Down the ladder of success they’ve gone, finishing with a losing record six years in a row and pushing those five Super Bowl victories further and further into the past.
Coach Mike Singletary is pushing back, in part by staging one of the league’s most rough-and-tumble training camps.
“We just have to be better in everything we do,” said Singletary, who had a Hall of Fame career as a middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears. “We can’t waste a drill; we can’t waste a practice. We’re too far behind the elite teams in this league, and we have to earn the right to be amongst them.