Another quiet day in the times between OTAs, all we have for the day is pair of articles. The first revisits a dead horse beaten with another dead horse: Kyle Shanahan has formally declared himself both HC and OC. This raised some red flags, understandably so, with some folks, in the wake of a Chip Kelly HCship that left him as the de facto OC - with a nominal title attributed to Curtis Modkins, despite his actual role as a run game coordinator. Others have pointed to Shanahan’s proficiency in coordinating both phases of the offense, which I see as an entirely viable argument. Recent rumblings have pointed towards both Shanahan’s familiarity with defense as a positive, as well as his unfamiliarity with equitable “Head Coaching”.
The latter article isn’t much more than an offseason puff piece declaring VMcD as ready to compete - in fact, it doesn’t really say much. However, it was a slow news day, and sometimes we take what we’re given.
To the links, which thankfully there were more than one, meaning I can honestly say “links”.
Shanahan’s delegation of offensive coaching | Maiocco, CSN Bay Area
Vance McDonald “unfazed” by trade talks | Wagoner, ESPN