The Bloodletting Continues

In a move that shocked no one, Eric Mangenius was just fired as DC. Not surprising seeing as they tried to hire Mike Vrabel a couple days ago.

And in more earthshaking news, the Niners hired Curtis Modkins (yes, THAT Curtis Modkins) to be their new OC. He was the Lions RB coach previously. Modkins actually did get results as he was promoted to address the shitty run game last year, and got five 100 yard games out of Ameer Abdullah. Kelly says he’s looking for different schemes to utilize in his running attack. Interesting in the fact that Kelly is a zone blocking guy, and Modkins is a straight-ahead power blocking guy. Here’s Chip:

“I’m really looking for diversity, someone that comes from another system so that we can continue to add and make what we do better … I really want to bring some people in that have some different viewpoints, have some different ideas and have done it differently. Then we, collectively, as a group, come together and (do) what’s the best based on the personnel we have for us to be successful offensively.”

Chip will be calling the plays anyway, so there you go.

They also hired Derius Swinton as their new special teams coach. He of the Bears, For someone who’s been called a casual racist, he’s hiring black guys as his coaches.

DC? Who knows? Most candidates are already scooped up, so I wonder who this will be. Per my moles inside the building, in-house candidate Jason Tarver, who coached the outside linebackers last year, is being considered for DC, as is Ravens linebackers coach Don (Wink) Martindale.

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16 Responses to The Bloodletting Continues

  1. Nipper says:

    Goodbye to Mangini? Another coach bites the dust? Nothing is more replaceable than a coach. That’s not me saying it but the NFL way of thinking and operating.

  2. rob says:

    The DC search is starting to scare me

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Looks like Tarver. Uhhhhhhh, yeah.

    He’s been a DC. With the Raiders. Claim to fame is flipping off the crowd.

  4. Nipper says:

    With the Chipper offense, the Defense won’t matter anyway. Just get some bodies out there with a former Raider’s coach and let have at it. Go team! Rah …..rah….splat!

  5. Nipper says:

    Anyone miss Mangini? …..no, I thought so. Coaches come and go like the wind.

  6. Nipper says:

    A five win season is a disaster for a coache’s resume. I wonder if some of these guys can even land a high school job.

  7. Winder says:

    Well, if nothing else we have quite a bit of new blood. I don’t know if that means more wins or not but in our case change has to be good. We need coaches that will put in the work and have a vision with a plan to back it up. I don’t know who that is but maybe Chip does. We shall see.

  8. rob says:

    Anthony Davis was asked if he was coming back to the 49ers next year and said “guaranteed”

  9. Winder says:

    Anyone think A. Davis is gonna give 100%? I don’t.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    new thread is up.

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