The 49ers have just taken the biggest hit to their coaching staff that they’re going to take this off-season, but it doesn’t mean they’ve taken their last one. Reports about Mike LaFleur leaving with Saleh surfaced at almost the same time as news of Saleh’s agreement with the Jets, but could there be other names that make the jump as well? Kyle Posey and I discussed Saleh’s departure from every possible angle in today’s Niners Nation Podcast.
“I’d imagine that we haven’t seen the end,” Kyle said, “I just don’t feel like this is it. He has to fill out a bunch of assistants. Not just coordinator positions, he has to fill out an entire staff. So to think that he’s only going to take one coach from the staff is a bit naive. And again he’s probably been in talks with Lynch and Kyle about that for over months now.”
It still surprises me that the 49ers lost more coaches after a 6-10 season than they did after going to the Super Bowl, but here we are.
In my mind, the biggest loss would be Defensive Line Coach Kris Kocurek, who has transformed the 49ers’ D-line since he’s arrived. It’s not an accident that they improved by 11 sacks in 2019 once he got the gig. Also, see Hyder, Kerry’s performance this year. Again, in my opinion due to Kocurek.
Who else could leave? Check out today’s Niners Nation Podcast to find out, waiting for you in the player below.
Also in today’s episode:
- Why Deshaun Watson’s IG comment means it’s a done deal he wants to be in SF (for sure!)
- Is DeMeco Ryans ready to be the DC if the reports about him getting promoted are true?
- Which players will Saleh want to take with him?