49ers deny Broncos permission to talk to Rich Scangarello

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The Broncos’ offensive coordinator search has hit another snag.

First, talks with former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak broke down over differences regarding scheme and staff. Now, the 49ers have denied the Broncos permission to interview San Francisco quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Scangarello has spent the past two seasons working for Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco. He also served as an offensive quality control coach in Atlanta in 2015 when Shanahan was with the Falcons.

So Shanahan obviously thinks highly of Scangarello and wants to keep him on staff.

Scangarello earned praise for his work with Nick Mullens this season after Jimmy Garoppolo and C.J. Beathard were injured.

19 responses to “49ers deny Broncos permission to talk to Rich Scangarello

  1. An overall scumbag move by the 49ers to deny a coach a big career promotion. Especially after the Broncos allowed the 49ers to interview and hire one of their lead scouts 2 years ago.

  2. Only that weasel Shanahan would deny this man in becoming an offensive co-ordinator which is a big promotion from a quarterbacks coach, plus he probably wanted to leave the Niners which are a big tire fire.

  3. An upward move is considered to head coach only, as the rules still consider coordinators as “assistant coaches”, just the same as all other assistants, at least in regards to this rule.

    There’s a good bit of misinformation when it comes to this rule, as people often just say only lateral moves can be blocked, when the rules consider being any kind of an assistant a lateral move.

  4. Bitter haters can call the 49ers jerks for this all you want, but they’re only two years into a massive rebuild and can’t afford to lose coaching talent yet. Guarantee that once the program is established and the team makes the playoffs, Shanahan will allow his coaches to participate in these kinds of interviews.

  5. Scangarello, should walk into the building and ask for a raise. What better timing than this when your employer denies you a possible promotion ?
    The Broncos should probably now look at Todd Haley.

  6. I’d love to know who Kubiak wanted to hire that Fangio nixed. Come on, investigative journalists; inquiring minds want to know.

  7. I’d love to know who Kubiak wanted to hire that Fangio nixed. Come on, investigative journalists; inquiring minds want to know.
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    Rick Dennison from what local media is saying.

  8. They need to change the rules about not being able to offer other team’s non-coordinators a coordinator role. If Fritz Pollard has taught us anything its that Coordinator is the path to head coach.

  9. He will make more as a QB coach with the OC less 49ers than being an OC with the BROHOS
    Bet Shanny asked him first and then relieved him of the circus show pressure. Vic is the best DC in the league equal to Wade, wish we could have had him last year when the Bears blocked the interview!

  10. teflondyme says:
    January 11, 2019 at 7:21 pm
    An overall scumbag move by the 49ers to deny a coach a big career promotion.

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    Actually — no, not at all. If the 49ers have plans for this guy within the organization, what incentive do they have to be the nice guy to the Broncos?

    If the Steelers had Munchak locked up this year like they should’ve and denied the Bronocos the opportunity to have him apply for the o-line job they seem to be trying to lure him for, that would make sense to me. It’s not like NFL teams should be out doing favors for one another when it’s to their detriment.

  11. Bush league move, especially after the Broncos allowed Lynch to poach one of their valued front office assistants in Lynch’s rookie year. The coach’s agent will remember this move, and it’s the sort of thing that won’t make it easier for Kyle and the Niners to land quality assistants in the future. If your guy did valuable work for you, he deserves a shot at a promotion. They need to take care of him going forward, at the very least.

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