No deal yet between Gase, 49ers

AP

While visiting with our friends at 104.3 The Fan in Denver earlier this morning, Fan Morning Show co-host Nate Lundy reported during the segment that Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has agreed to become the next coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

And so as soon as the segment ended, I started searching for confirmation.  I was told promptly by a source with knowledge of the situation that Gase has not yet agreed to terms.  Per the source, terms haven’t even been discussed much less agreed to.

But the source said that it’s moving in the direction of Gase getting the job.  Until he has it, of course, the Broncos can try to keep him around by promoting him.  (First, they’d have to interview at least one minority candidate for the job.)

The speed with which the Broncos move (or don’t move) now that San Francisco’s interest in Gase is clear will say plenty about whether the Broncos really want Gase to take over the team.  It’s possible that the Broncos hope the 49ers will hire Gase before the Broncos have to pass on him, since passing on Gase could be the thing that prompts quarterback Peyton Manning to call it quits.

Either way, Gase apparently will be coaching one of the two perennial contenders whose front offices recently have been unable to fully appreciate the importance of having and keeping a good coach around.

Congratulations?

87 responses to “No deal yet between Gase, 49ers

  1. You’d think a franchise named after the miners from the gold rush would know the difference between the real thing and fool’s gold, which is what Gase is. Sure he had success with Manning but who wouldn’t?

  2. Getting rid of Jim Harbaugh for a guy who’s never been a head coach on any level doesn’t seem Like the smartest idea. Not to mention he was simply Peyton mannings puppet.

  3. Better off taking the 49ers job. If he stays in Denver he gets, at best, one more year of Manning before falling off the cliff and landing on Brock Osweiler.

  4. What did Gase do to deserve a head coaching job? He sat there on the sideline looking pretty, while OC Peyton Manning called the plays.

  5. Thanks for bringing up the affirmative action rule again. Stating that every time helps make it a mockery.

  6. Even in the darkest days at the end there with Al the Raiders were never as dysfunctional as the 49’ers are now.
    Who has it better than the 49’ers? Everybody.

  7. It’s just very important that all the grizzled veterans on the 49ers roster respect him. They are such a tight nit loyal group that Gase is going to have to work hard to earn it.

  8. Gase has never been a head coach at any level, and it blows my mind that he is in consideration for any team, let alone the primary target for the 49ers. He must have made one hell of an impression on the front office when he was an “Offensive Assistant” for them in 2008, when they were the 22nd ranked offense in the league.

    Just have a look at the career highlights of the Gase:

    • He has proven he cannot scout, so he will screw up the drafts. After all, he was the Scouting Assistant to Matt Millen in Detroit when their best pick in his tenure on their scouting team was Cory Redding. Everyone forgets that Gase is at least partially to blame for Millen looking like an idiot for years.

    • He’s been an “Offensive Assistant” for 3 NFL seasons, and none of those teams finished in the top 20 in offense during those seasons.

    • He was a QB coach for 1 season in Detroit. He did nothing to improve Jon Kitna, and did nothing to develop Dan Orlovsky in that season, who was supposed to be “the future of the Lions” at the time.

    • He was a WR coach for 2 years in Denver. Demaryius Thomas looked like a bust with Gase as his position coach, but now he’s a superstar. Perhaps you could give him credit for Brandon Lloyd’s surprisingly big season, but I’d say the lack of development in Thomas during his tenure trumps Lloyd’s big year.

    • He was Tebow’s QB coach. Sure, Tebow was likely a lost cause that no one could have helped, but Gase clearly didn’t help him improve in the passing game at all.

    • His only success has been as QB Coach and OC for Denver when Peyton Manning was on the team. There’s no way Gase has had any influence on Manning or the offense at all.

    This, in turn, will cause us to lose Fangio. If we lose Fangio, then we just lost one of the best coaches in the league.

    Jed York has said for us fans to hold him accountable. To do that, I may package all of my 49ers gear up and send it to Santa Clara. I’ve been a fan since I’ve been born (over 30 years) and this is the gravest situation I have witnessed.

    I may be a little dramatic right now but the signs are not looking good on this one.

  9. It was this guys scheme that helped Tim Tebow get to the playoffs and win a playoff game……Yes Tim Tebow who cant throw a football

  10. Gase to the 49ers, Fox to the Bears, Bowles to the circus, Quinn to the Falcons, and JDR to the Raiders.

    Not exactly an exciting crop, is it?

  11. “It’s just very important that all the grizzled veterans on the 49ers roster respect him. They are such a tight nit loyal group that Gase is going to have to work hard to earn it”

    Except Vernon Davis and Crabtree who quit on the team this year.

  12. The game has passed Fox by. Did you see all the in game adjustments he made Sunday? Did you watch the game? He is a nice guy but a terrible head coach. Good luck with that Chicago. He is bad with X’s and O’s.

  13. If the 49ers were smart, it would be:
    HC Mike Shannahan
    OC Kyle Shannahan
    DC Vic Fangio

    Retain the rest of Harbaugh’s staff

  14. “It was this guys scheme that helped Tim Tebow get to the playoffs and win a playoff game……Yes Tim Tebow who cant throw a football”
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    Actually, Gase wasnt the OC back then. That would be McCoy

  15. I think Gase would be a great hire for them.

    Manning speaks highly of Gase, and if he gets praise from an all-time great, I think Kaepernick would do well to listen to him.

    No more Greg Roman would be an added bonus.

  16. Yikes. Those veterans on that Niners team are going to chew up a young, first-time HC and spit him out.

    Before Gase takes this gig, he would do well to call up Marc Trestman ask him what it’s like to go into a situation where your players tune you out from Day 1 because they’re p*ssed at management for firing the guy you replaced.

  17. Maybe he can teach Kaepernick some of the things he taught Peyton. After all, Peyton wasn’t anything before he got together with Gase. I can’t believe John Elway couldn’t figure that out. Denver will be breaking in a new QB soon. But then again, what’s Elway know about quarterbacking?

  18. The funny thing about all of this is that Denver’s Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Defensive Coordinator for this past season will all be Head Coaches…SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    Way to go John Elway, way to go!

  19. Gase is a better option than the retreads that keep finding jobs despite a lack of success. Why would anyone want Mike Shannahan and his 1990’s playbook?

  20. Absolutely terrible on how they butchered this entire process. First you leaked information to the media on regards to the former coach…and he handled it classy and didn’t take any shots towards his bosses, yet you were the leak to the media. Now you are trying to severe ties with a DC who has respect and integrity in that locker room since day 1. Gase could be great but what have you done lately for me? You had a top 10 all time QB, a terrific WR corps and perhaps the finest blocking lineman in the game and you scored only 2 TDs in the past two playoffs counting the SB massacre. I am completely embarrassed and ashamed as a 49er fan on how they have completely dragged their fan base to this mess. Jed has turned into Snyder meanwhile Balke has turned into complete tool. We’re lucky if we go 8-8 again next year.

    – Pissed off 49er fan

  21. The Yorks are terrible owners. Eddie must just shake his head watching the clown car that is the Yorks.

    THey get rid of a head coach that won more games in 4 years than all but one team…3 trips to the NFC championship… and one superbowl.

    Now they want to replace Harbaugh with a guy that likely did nothing since Manning was his own OC. THey won a lot of games but failed miserably.
    Under Gase, the Broncos did WORSE than the Niners did under Harbaugh.

    I say fire Jed York. Bring back Eddie

  22. Now, thanks to the horror that is the Yorks, we will get a mediocre head coach in Gase and lose the best defensive coach in the league (Fangio). Let’s not even discuss the horror that is Baalke. Great pick with Crabtree, Baalke.

    Brilliant move Jed. What’s next? Brink back Singletary?

    I guess we should all expect nothing good from the Yorks. They have no football experience at all. I guess that strip malls are not quite the same as NFL Franchises.

  23. The owners of the Niners and owners of other teams don’t care about the product on the field, they only care about the butts in the seats.

  24. For those of you bashing Gase, consider that for the past three years, he has been the apprentice of one of the best offensive minds in football – and I don’t mean John Fox. It’s the coaching equivalent of “sit and learn.”

  25. “It was this guys scheme that helped Tim Tebow get to the playoffs and win a playoff game……Yes Tim Tebow who cant throw a football”
    ——–
    Actually, Gase wasnt the OC back then. That would be McCoy
    _________________________________________

    He was the QB coach and if you do any kind of research its widely known it was his scheme

  26. As a Niner fan, I felt sorry for the Raiders fan base when reading the news of Mark Davis’s choice in hiring Jack Delrio as his new head coach. That is until I read this article, and now I’m feeling sorry for my own Niner brethren!

    I’d be making longer post on this, but like others have stated, I’ll be looking for legal out/loophole of my PSL’s…

  27. Great…..

    Hire Gase as H.C. and piss off Fangio who has clearly earned the right and opportunity to lead this team.

    As a life long Niners fan, if this happens and Fangio leaves…….I’m not sure I can further support this organization, especially after letting Harbaugh go/leave.

  28. Aldon Smith, Bowman and Willis back for an entire season. The defense will be back in the top three if not top two in the NFL. If Gase provides any improvement on offense the Niners are 12-4 again at least. The Niners had tons of injuries last year and some cancers that will be gone on offense(Davis, Crabtree). It was time to clean house.

  29. Baalke didn’t pick Crabtree. Maybe Baalke’s worse move was letting Harbaugh pick Kaep. Nobody knows what kind of coach Gase will be. It’s all opinion. Maybe he has the answers that Harbaugh did not. Jeds not going anywhere. Get over it.

  30. Manning isn’t going to be motivated to retire because some flunky is going somewhere else. He will do what he wants to do. And then fill Denver in when he feels like it.

  31. Baalke didn’t pick Crabtree. Maybe Baalke’s worse move was letting Harbaugh pick Kaep. Nobody knows what kind of coach Gase will be. It’s all opinion. Maybe he has the answers that Harbaugh did not. Jeds not going anywhere. Get over it.
    ______________________________________

    Kaep and little Russy Wilson had the basically the same stat lines this year and it was clearly Kaeps worst year. Niners get their defense back next year, they will be fine.

  32. Adam Gase is an excellent choice. Some of the Faithful here need to calm down, and pull themselves together.

    First off, Jim Harbaugh is gone. That ship has sailed. Why are we even still debating that? Let it go. If Vic Fangio doesn’t want to work for the new coach, that’s his choice. Let it go.

    Jed York and Trent Baalke have done a great job of leading the franchise. It looks like they will grab the top candidate of the cycle. Gase is a young, creative coach, and even at 36, he’s older than Mike Tomlin, Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher when they first became head coaches.

    Before we pronounce this hiring (if it happens) as a failure, perhaps we should allow Coach Gase to at least coach a game? Just a thought.

  33. PM: “I’m running this play next.”

    AG: “Oh, yes SIR Mr. Manning. EXcellent choice if I may say so!”

  34. The Niners are setting themselves up for EXACTLY the kind of implosion the Bears experienced this past season. Now as opposed to the Bears, the Niners actually have talent on both sides of the ball, so they may not drop all the way down to 5-11… but nevertheless I see some rough days ahead for that team.

  35. All of you bandwagon 49er fans, feel free to get off at the next station. If you bought your PSL thinking they would contend each and every year, you’re not a fan. You’re an opportunist.

    Please remember Harbaugh was hired by the Jed York. Please remember Baalke is largely responsible for the talent that brought the team back to prominence.

    Football is an up and down game. Harbaugh didn’t act alone. HE lost the locker room this season. You can’t give Harbaugh credit for the past few years and not credit him with this years collapse.

  36. Hawks fan that hates the 49’ers but even I’m starting to feel a little bad for them at this point. I mean if by “bad” you mean laughing my a$$ off then, yeah, feeling terrible for them. Who’s got it better? Every other team not in the Bay Area!

  37. I truly believe even this season, the 49ers are the best team in football. Harbaugh was a huge distraction this year. HUGE. If Fangio leaves, hire Dick Labeau…finding a good DC won’t be a problem when one looks at the roster.

  38. All of you bandwagon 49er fans, feel free to get off at the next station. If you bought your PSL thinking they would contend each and every year, you’re not a fan. You’re an opportunist.

    Please remember Harbaugh was hired by the Jed York. Please remember Baalke is largely responsible for the talent that brought the team back to prominence.

    Football is an up and down game. Harbaugh didn’t act alone. HE lost the locker room this season. You can’t give Harbaugh credit for the past few years and not credit him with this years collapse.
    ________________________________________
    This ^^^^^

    Half the team quit on Harbaugh this year including some key guys on offense. They lost to the Raiders, Bears and Rams. Harbaugh and Roman couldn’t cook up a scheme to beat those teams with one of the most talented rosters in the NFL? The play calling was horrible this year, the scheme was worse and bottom line a lot of the players just stopped playing for Harbaugh this year.

  39. Maybe that’s the best the niners could get. Maybe most coaching candidates look at the GM, owner and QB and say”no thanks”. Kaperchoke isn’t exactly going to lead that team anywhere now that the defense is old and slow.

  40. I wish I wasn’t a die hard 49ers fan all my life. Wish I could change teams. This is ridiculous. Hire fox before gase. Fox is at least a formidable head coach that’s been to 2 superbowls. Keep vic and hire McDaniels to help our bum QB!

  41. The Niners guys sound and look like they want a guy they can boss around and control. York and Trents egos could not handle the team winning with a coach who did not kiss their rears. Wealthy with no power and respect from their employees, a shame they couldn’t just enjoy the run. Had to tear it down to stroke their own ego.

  42. Ugh.

    We’ve seen what the Gase offense is able to do against Seattle (our toughest Division contender) — 8 pts. — on the biggest stage of them all… WITH WEAPONS 10 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN ANYTHING THE 49ERS HAVE TO OFFER!!!!!

    A tranquilizer to the jugular of Niner fans everywhere.

    Here’s to a fun-filled 2015-2016 (and quite likely beyond) of mediocre football, and top 10 draft picks in San Francisco.

  43. As a niner fan I’m okay with Gase being hired.. as the offensive coordinator. Especially if he’s bringing Peyton in as the Quarterback Coach. As a head coach you’d have to be crazy… ugghhh.. maybe they can check and see if Nolan, Erickson, or Singletary are still available since they apparently don’t want to win..

  44. Man, how I love seeing the forty-whiners crash and burn. This move is a master stroke! Hooray for Jed!

  45. The 49er front office is looking for a good ‘yes man’ to coach the team, and who better to fit that description than Adam Gase, with his status as Peyton’s ‘yes-man’ the crowning achievement on his resume…

  46. what will be really hilarious, is if Vic Fangio comes to take over the Seattle DC position after the 9ers make this hire and he quits (and Quinn gets his HC shot after the playoffs are over).

  47. I love people of all races, but i guess I am prejudice. I hate Adam Gase…and I dont even know him. But seriously, it seems like mgmt wants a coach they can control. Someone who would be just “happy to have the job” type. Im not going to be too picky, but all i ask is can we hire someone with a little more experience. Never hire Peyton or Brady’s coordinaters as your head coach. Let’s just hire from in-house(Fangio). That’s a much easier pill to swallow.

  48. Let’s not even discuss the horror that is Baalke. Great pick with Crabtree, Baalke.

    Baalke has a ton of hits. Also he wasn’t the GM that picked Crab, that would be McCloughan who is being touted as a genius and got a GM gig with Washington – take it up with him.

  49. lutch57 says:

    Kaep and little Russy Wilson had the basically the same stat lines this year and it was clearly Kaeps worst year. Niners get their defense back next year, they will be fine.

    —————————————————————–

    Russell Wilson is a better QB than Kaep. Wilson is smarter than Kaepernick. That’s the most important thing to have in a QB…. brains. Kaepernick is too busy working on his GQ body to bother with learning football.

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