Nick Caserio declined to interview with 49ers

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As the 49ers continue to search for a new General Manager, they’ll have one less option available to them.

Per multiple sources, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio ultimately declined an opportunity to interview for the job.

Caserio inherited the top personnel job in New England after Scott Pioli left to become the G.M. in Kansas City eight years ago. Caserio has had chances to upgrade to a position with final say over the roster and the draft (coach Bill Belichick has it in New England), but Caserio has never shown serious interest in leaving.

The decision will prompt speculation that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is less likely to take the job in San Francisco. However, the elimination of Caserio could make it more likely that the 49ers would be inclined to offer final say to the coach — which could make the job more attractive to McDaniels.

66 responses to “Nick Caserio declined to interview with 49ers

  1. The 49ers have to be the least attractive destination for GMs and HCs. Seems like these guys realize it and are going to wait it out for better opportunities. The 49ers are going to be forced to hire someone like Tomsula again who is in way over their heads.

  2. There’s no way any top notch executive or coach will go to San Fran with an owner like York. That’s why teams like the Jets, Bills, Browns, Redskins, Lions, and Rams have been, and will be, bottom feeders for such a long time.

  3. DO NOT hire Josh MacDaniels:

    -garbage dink and donk offense
    -drafted Tim Tebow
    -Belichek’s coaching tree absolutely sucks

  4. The critics call Jed York silver spoon fed. But aren’t like 90% of the owners too the same way?

  5. Lol @ sweetzinger “ding and dunk” offense. Sure buddy, they change their offense weekly depending on who they are playing.

    I think nick saban turned out okay?

  6. Self inflicted. Harbaugh turns the around immediately. 1 muffled kick from a Super Bowl. 1 call away from winning one a year later. I think we know who the problem is here.

  7. sweetzinger says:
    Jan 7, 2017 7:57 PM

    I like Louis Riddick, but he believes in Kaepetnick, and that scares me

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    Huh. Riddick on record saying Kap is not a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

  8. @Tjacks

    Over 80mil in cap space,#2 draft pick and 10picks overall, a storied franchise and not being married to any existing,coaches on staff, GM or crappy QB that’s a previous high pick would interest any incoming head coach

  9. Great news for Pats Nation!!!!
    1 less thing to worry about!!!!
    Got a lot of negotiations to get handled with all the free agents coming up next year as well as getting future contracts on the scout team players……GO PATS!!!

  10. Anytime you have a reason to put that picture up, it needs to happen.

    It’s so creepily hilarious.

  11. @ rockbot69

    On ESPN NFL Insiders, Riddick said “Kaepernick has some tools you can work with”

    @ swineflooo

    Nick Saban went 9-7 and 6-10 with the Dolphins and then jumped ship like a coward because he knew he was going to suck a$$; and don’t give me that college football record junk, college football is a joke-it’s a watered down/patsy filled system where you play 3 or 4 tough games a year

    Patriots change their offense weekly? To what? Dink and donk on the other side of the field? Brady can’t throw the ball further than 8 yards, that’s why Belichek employs those joker receivers like Edelman and Amendola and all of those other Hobbits that have played for the Patriots over the years

  12. babyjesus69 says:
    Jan 7, 2017 7:57 PM

    The critics call Jed York silver spoon fed. But aren’t like 90% of the owners too the same way?

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    I understand what you’re saying but unless you’ve had to suffer like Niner fans have had to under the Yorks you really don’t get to appreciate the utter ineptitude, arrogance and smugness that is Jed. A special kind of entitlement, it’s detestable.

    True not all owners are self made men, but I dare you to put the Yorks next to the Glazers, Irsay or hell even the Haslams and see out of place they seem.

  13. It makes sense – BB has the last say on player personnel in New England today. Caserio must be the heir apparent, and BB is the 2nd oldest head coach in the league.

  14. sweetzinger says:
    Jan 7, 2017 9:05 PM

    Patriots change their offense weekly? To what? Dink and donk on the other side of the field? Brady can’t throw the ball further than 8 yards, that’s why Belichek employs those joker receivers like Edelman and Amendola and all of those other Hobbits that have played for the Patriots over the years
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    Which of course explains why the Patriots were 2nd in the league in scoring this year….

    By the way, the Belichick coaching tree is so bad, he’s had only three OC’s and four DC’s in his tenure in New England, and of that group, three of them have led other teams to playoff berths after leaving. What a sorry bunch…

  15. The last time the 49ers were in this situation, Jed came out and promised the 49ers would search the entire universe, would leave no rock unturned, would do what ever it takes to find the best GM in America. Well low and behold, he found him right in his own office. His name was Trent Baalke. Of course the whole thing was just a big charade because Jed was comfortable with Baalke. They even tried to make it seem like Baalke was the one who could “deliver” Harbaugh. That was a joke too because Bill Walsh had orchestrated that move years before. So here we go again. This time Jed will do the same thing. He’ll hire the guy that’s right there in his own office. He’ll hire Tom Gamble as his new GM.

  16. It’s sad when people pretend they know football but then prove they don’t actually watch it by calling Brady a dink and dunk passer.

    Hogan had some great down field catches. Same with Gronk when he was healthy. How about that TD to White to close out the first half against the Dolphins?

  17. faithful49er707 says:
    Jan 7, 2017 8:21 PM

    Over 80mil in cap space,#2 draft pick and 10picks overall, a storied franchise and not being married to any existing,coaches on staff, GM or crappy QB that’s a previous high pick would interest any incoming head coach
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    Exactly. Only a “storied franchise” could attract a shooting star like Jim Tomsula.

  18. @carloslassiter

    Tomsula is actually a great D line coach.

    He was hand picked and not interviewed or recruited.

    Yea the 9ERS are not a very good team. We all know but you can’t tell the history of the NFL without mentioning the 9ERS or the fact that they’ve had some of the greatest players to ever step on a football field.
    Terrell Owens and Frank Gore will be soon adding to the list.

    If your a true NFL fan. You should know you can hate but you gotta respect

  19. One for the thumb says:
    Jan 7, 2017 10:19 PM
    It’s sad when people pretend they know football but then prove they don’t actually watch it by calling Brady a dink and dunk passer.

    Hogan had some great down field catches. Same with Gronk when he was healthy. How about that TD to White to close out the first half against the Dolphins?

    He IS a dink-and-dunk passer. Traditionally he’s thrown 70%, or more, of his passes under 10 yards. THis year he’s been more aggressive than usual so his average ‘air yards’ is 4.17 yards/throw.

    Last year, 3.80. 2014 – 3.71. 2013 – 3.49, 2012 – 3.92

    There’s nothing wrong with it. And, yes, he can throw deep as defenses cheat-up to take away his short game. But, as a preference, dink-and-dunk is what he and the Patriots offense does.

    Which is fine. It’s very efficient. Far better to get 7+ yards/attempt passing than 4+ yards/rush.

    The real problem is stupid fans who still think 1960s/70s passing is the way to go.

  20. It isnt the first time Caserio has turned down an offer from another team.
    Guy is loyal. LOYAL
    Hope Pats make that b!tch Goodell give em the Lombardi.

  21. DO NOT hire Josh MacDaniels:

    -garbage dink and donk offense
    -drafted Tim Tebow
    -Belichek’s coaching tree absolutely sucks

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    Fired and fined for cheating as a HC.

  22. It isnt the first time Caserio has turned down an offer from another team.
    Guy is loyal. LOYAL
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    Tammy blocked the interview. She has total call on personnel.

  23. Funny how almost all of Roger Goodell’s favorite owners teams remain in the playoffs, one can only hope the TV ratings tank, I know i’m done with this season now!

  24. jjfootball says:
    Jan 8, 2017 3:38 PM
    Funny how almost all of Roger Goodell’s favorite owners teams remain in the playoffs, one can only hope the TV ratings tank, I know i’m done with this season now!

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    Hate to break this to you but your long distance from even sniffing the playoffs has nothing to do with Goodell favoriting the other teams.

  25. justbegbaby says:
    Jan 8, 2017 12:56 PM

    Tammy blocked the interview. She has total call on personnel.

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    Who the heck is Tammy? A team owner?

  26. moseszd says:
    Jan 8, 2017 6:56 AM

    He IS a dink-and-dunk passer. Traditionally he’s thrown 70%, or more, of his passes under 10 yards. THis year he’s been more aggressive than usual so his average ‘air yards’ is 4.17 yards/throw.

    Last year, 3.80. 2014 – 3.71. 2013 – 3.49, 2012 – 3.92

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    Cool, so I guess Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, and Aaron Rodgers are all dink and dunk passers too. All had less air yards per attempt than Brady this year and last year.

  27. moseszd says:
    Jan 8, 2017 6:56 AM

    He IS a dink-and-dunk passer. Traditionally he’s thrown 70%, or more, of his passes under 10 yards.
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    I could only find a chart for 2012, but in that year 68% of all passes thrown were under 10 yard.

    I guess it’s a dink and dunk league.

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