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Golden Nuggets: Coaching staff hires

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Tuesday was a busy day for the 49ers coaching staff. They hired 2 new assistants to the defensive staff. Kirk Kocurek was hired as the defensive line coach after spending last season in the same role with the Miami Dolphins. The 49ers had an opening after letting go of Jeff Zgonina. The 49ers are also hiring Joe Woods as their defensive passing game coordinator. Joe spent last season as the Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator and has a long history of coaching defensive backs. He replaces Jeff Hafley who went to Ohio State.

Tuesday also brought a few recognitions for some of the 49ers. Biggest news being that DeForest Buckner will officially make his 1st Pro Bowl. He is taking Fletcher Cox’s roster spot on the team. Pro Football Writers of America named their All-NFC team on Tuesday. TE George Kittle and KR Richie James were named on the team. That was not the only recognition Richie James received. He along with Mike McGlinchey were named to ESPN’s All Rookie team. The season was not what the team expected to have, but it is great to see some of the players recognized for their performances.

Lastly, this Antonio Brown talk will drag on for months. The 49ers will obviously have talks about AB because he is such a special player. When a player of his caliber is an option, you have to explore it. But do not expect to have anything happen quickly. His name will be brought up a lot this offseason. If the 49ers can get him and it makes business sense, no reason not to take him. He will elevate this offense. We have a long offseason and we will get tired of this AB talk until something actually develops from it.

49ers links

Jerry definitely wants AB here | Jerry Rice-Antonio Brown (Inman)

He absolutely fits | Jerry on Antonio’s fit with the 49ers (Cohn)

Great honor for both | George Kittle and Richie James on All-NFC team (Maiocco)

Every position is a need | Defensive needs (Renner)

Great honor for both players |All-Rookie Team (Almquist)

Antonio’s desire (Madson)

He should be the backup. We have seen enough of C.J. | Nick Mullens’ mentality heading into next year (Maiocco)

Interviewing Joe Woods (Alper)

It’s going to get tiring | This Antonio Brown talk will be an ongoing saga this offseason (Branch)

Joe Woods hired (Williams)

Welcome aboard coach | Woods added to the defensive staff (Almquist)

Pass defense hiring (Inman)

His 1st one of many | Buckner is heading to the Pro Bowl (Branch)

New coaching hiring (Madson)

Buckner gets his well deserved spot on the Pro Bowl team (49ers staff)

Another defensive coaching hire (49ers staff)

He had a monster season | The 1st Pro Bowl for Buckner (Inman)

Officially named to the Pro Bowl (Madson)

Buckner replacing Fletcher Cox (Williams)

They will have talks about him | Will the 49ers pursue AB? (Florio)

Stay away from the hype | 2018 lessons for 2019 (Biderman)

Adding another assistant (Biderman)

Rich Scangarello interviews with Broncos (Cohn)

Brandon Graham to be a free agent (Madson)

49ers video

Antonio wants to come to SF according to Jerry Rice (NFL video)

Trading for Antonio (NFL video)