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.