Gooooooood moooorning 49ers fans!
I sure hope Kyle Shanahan signs his contract on Monday. Can you imagine if he changed his mind? Got cold feet? Won a Super Bowl and decided to stay in Atlanta?
No worries, we have this great new general manager without any experience promising to take us to the promise land. What possibly could go wrong? Ok, ok, enough of the negativity. He is a really nice guy that is really smart and has won everywhere he has gone. I promise. Even Mike Singletary recommends him.
Speaking of recommended I have some recommended reading for you: Kyle Shanahan's next daunting task: Rebuild the 49ers. Make sure to read the part about his involvement in bringing players he personally wanted into the Redskins organization. Here is a couple of quotes from that article.
“One thing of which 49ers fans can be certain: Their new coach is a man who knows what he wants. As an offensive coordinator, Shanahan has not held personnel power, but he has offered input into his teams' decisions on adding players. Part of the reason the Falcons spent big on free-agent wide receiverMohamed Sanu last offseason was because Shanahan saw a specific role for him in Atlanta's offense.”
"He's an excellent player evaluator, and I think he can evaluate any position," said Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, who has worked on Shanahan's staff eight of the past nine years in Houston, Washington and now Atlanta. "He has a vision for what he wants, and he knows how to find those players to fit exactly what that vision is. He can recognize what players do well and put them in position to be successful. I think that's one of his best attributes."
Now onto the hot links:
Jed York Took a Big Gamble on the 49ers future - Or Did He? Zain Naqvi
Jeremy Kerley wants to return to the 49ers Site Staff
Kyle Shanahan's focus soon shifts to quarterback evaluations Matt Maiocco
NaVorro Bowman Shares Touching Tribute for Late High School Coach Joe Fann
Kyle Shanahan outlines his favorite traits in quarterbacks Chris Biderman
49ers mock offseason Grant Cohn
49ers making drastic change to strength and conditioning staff Chris Biderman
Mike Singletary thinks 49ers can 'find identity' with John Lynch Vinnie Iyer
Kyle Shanahan's next daunting task: Rebuild the 49ers Dan Graziano