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49ers re-sign secondary coach Ed Donatell

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Anquan Boldin wasn’t the only person to re-up with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

According to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, secondary coach Ed Donatell has re-signed with the 49ers. The deal is a two-year contract.

Donatell has spent the last three seasons as the secondary coach for the 49ers. The team blocked him from interviewing with the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in recent seasons for their defensive coordinator positions and he appears comfortable in his role in San Francisco.

Donatell had been a coaching nomad in prior years before landing with the 49ers. After serving as defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons under Jim Mora from 2004-06, he never spent more than two years in the same location before finding stability in San Francisco. Donatell spent a year as a special assistant for the New York Jets in 2007 and a year as defensive coordinator at the University of Washington in 2008. He spent two seasons as defensive backs coach on Josh McDaniels staff in Denver before landing with the 49ers in 2011.

After years of constant shuffle, the stability with the 49ers has to be appealing.

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6 Responses to “49ers re-sign secondary coach Ed Donatell”
  1. meatcarroll says: Mar 4, 2014 12:59 AM

    Leonardo > Donatello

  2. beastmode5150 says: Mar 4, 2014 1:32 AM

    Hawks fans are happy the niners kept such a dime a dozen coach to continue to keep the niner pass D average at best.

  3. nicopenelope says: Mar 4, 2014 2:42 AM

    Scapegoat for 4th & 26….ask Packer fans.

  4. pabrownsfan says: Mar 4, 2014 7:07 AM

    Good for him. That would be a tough way to make a living.

  5. mikeinsanfran says: Mar 4, 2014 4:11 PM

    But But…. no one wants to play with or coach next to Harbaugh

  6. axespray says: Mar 4, 2014 6:49 PM

    Nick Barnett and Darren Sharper weren’t where they were supposed to be… so we fire a good coordinator…

    Now we’ve had Walden losing containment, a ton of injuries and people wanna run Dom out of town, another respected defensive coordinator.

    Players, not plays.
    McCarthy knows that and that’s why he’s light years ahead of Sherman.

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