List of 49ers coaching candidates includes Tom Cable

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The 49ers want to recreate their “championship culture,” but they’re apparently trying to do so on a budget as well.

Whether or not it’s connected to the buyouts they’re paying Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly, the list of candidates emerging so far certainly leans toward the young and less expensive.

Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the list of candidates includes Seattle offensive line coach and former Raiders head coach Tom Cable, Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn, Jaguars interim coach Doug Marrone and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, along with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels is likely near the top of their wish list, and he also has a tie to General Manager candidate Nick Caserio.

Other names identified as possibilities for the G.M. job include Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Vikings assistant general manager George Paton, and Seahawks co-player personnel directors Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer.

28 responses to “List of 49ers coaching candidates includes Tom Cable

  1. Can someone please explain to me the fascination with Anthony Lynn, other than the obvious reason he is being courted for these jobs? What has he done in his career that is so impressive that he would be this “hot candidate”?

  2. Whatever happened to we are going to hire a GM and let him pick the coach…..sounds the like the fire will continue to burn in SF….

    The guy nobody is talking about is Vance Joseph, he just took a bunch of chicken crap and made chicken salad in Miami…unfortunately he hasn’t been used by the owners to fulfill the Rooney rule requirement for at least 2 yrs before someone will give him a chance. Hopefully someone like Elway will give him his shot without humiliating him for 2 yrs…..

  3. Jiminy Christmas.

    Whats up with this good ole boy coaching network? If a coach got fired before, what makes hes gonna succeed with your team?

    Plus Tom Cable is just a zone blocking stretch runniing game guru. He doesnt even know anything about pass protection. Only reason why Russell Wilson is successful is because he can run for his life.

  4. If they are even remotely serious about doing anything for the 49ers, the Yorks will turn football operations over to Eddie DeBartolo and let him hire a new GM and David Shaw from Stanford.

    Otherwise, this is all just a front to try to keep PSL-holders happy.

  5. Riddick was just on ESPN saying this is the best job in the league. Boy, that guy at least “seems” sharp. But, you can tell he is lobbying to at least get a interview. Mike Nolan (cough) was just on NFL Network saying the “talent” did not match Kelly’s system. Basically, defending Baalke. Good grief. Nolan should not even be allowed to have a gig if he truly believes that.

  6. Can someone please explain to me the fascination with Anthony Lynn, other than the obvious reason he is being courted for these jobs? What has he done in his career that is so impressive that he would be this “hot candidate”?

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    I got to agree with you on that. He looked way in over his head in that game against the Jets yesterday.

  7. Like I said earlier, this is John York’s kid at the end of the day. When Harbaugh got there, they wrangled about paying him $5 million a year and only relented after Stephen Ross took his secret trip across the country and forced their hand. Once they got the new stadium built and Harbaugh was coming up for a new deal where he was undoubtedly going to ask for more money, they started sabotaging him with the Deion Sanders and the like in the media, blamed it on Baalke not getting along with him, and 49er fans bought it. This was always where they were going to end up because at the end of the day, the Yorks are cheap, bad owners. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree unlike with Michael Bidwell and his father. Back to the Dennis Ericksons and Mike Singletaries being the type of hire they’re looking for, inexperienced and cheap.

  8. Can someone please explain to me the fascination with Anthony Lynn, other than the obvious reason he is being courted for these jobs? What has he done in his career that is so impressive that he would be this “hot candidate”?

    Ask yourself why it seems the media are the only ones attaching his name to all coaching vacancies. Lynn himself admitted himself that he hasn’t been getting calls for HC interviews yet. It’s the same reason the media continued to declare that Lovie Smith was a hot candidate after his tenure with the Bears. Its not hard to figure out.

  9. Long overdue organizational reset for San Fran. Since they wrongly pushed Jim Harbaugh out. I would break the bank for McDaniels and get someone from The Pats to rebuild the organization at GM. Tom Cable is an ok fallback but who the GM is will be more important than the actual coach. 49ers are basically an expansion team.

  10. It’s a smart move by the 49ers. They’d be wasting time interviewing anyone who has a chance at another job. Cable’s phone has not been ringing off the hook.

  11. How many more Seattle assistants are going to be unleashed on the NFL. Jacksonville’s experience with Bradley wasnt proof enough that the talent there is based on personnel moves not coaching?

  12. jvw1982 says:
    Jan 2, 2017 11:28 AM
    The guy nobody is talking about is Vance Joseph, he just took a bunch of chicken crap and made chicken salad in Miami
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    Chicken salad? The Dolphins just completed the worst defensive season in their history.

  13. tatatoothy68 says:
    Jan 2, 2017 2:52 PM
    How many more Seattle assistants are going to be unleashed on the NFL. Jacksonville’s experience with Bradley wasnt proof enough that the talent there is based on personnel moves not coaching?

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    Yeah, Dan Quinn is really doing an awful job in Atlanta

  14. Cable might be just the guy to bust up that soft country club 49ers team. Plus they would take a very good OL coach away from their biggest rival.

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