As has been expected for the last few days, the 49ers made the promotions of run game coordinator Mike McDaniel and inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans official yesterday, filling the holes left by the departures of Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur.
Unlike most other teams, however, we didn’t see days go by filled with rumors or stories about other candidates the team was considering. Instead, Kyle Shanahan turned inward and elevated current members of his coaching staff for new jobs. What does that say about both the head coach himself and the 49ers organization?
To me, it says that it’s easier for Kyle to deal with inexperienced coaches than it is to bring in new coaches who may have to “unlearn” some bad habits picked up elsewhere. As far as the organization goes, it’s more proof that the team is still on top of the leak problem that plagued the tenures of Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula, and Chip Kelly. It’s nice to see, and shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Successful organizations keep a lid on things, and it’s part of what makes the 49ers’ culture so good right now. Coaches know they can trust each other, and players know the organization has their back. Those are two very attractive attributes to any potential disgruntled quarterbacks who may be looking to change things. #JustSayin’
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Other things in today’s episode
-Four potential trade offers the 49ers will have to beat to land Deshaun Watson
-More people in Houston are doing things Deshaun Watson doesn’t want them to do
-One potential 49ers quarterback declares for the Draft