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Offensive coordinator candidates around the NFL

there is no way shanahan settles for an OC position lol. dude would get another HC gig instantly if hes fired.
Excellent article.

I don't see him taking an OC job. He is like "THE MAN" there and he's no kid. Why leave a job and position that is super comfortable and where's he's treated like a KING?

Still .... since he was RGIII's coach and maybe if Snyder fires Shanahan and hires Art as HC ... there may be an opportunity for us?

Doubtful - way too many "if's".

IMO, JH doesn't throw anyone under the bus and I mean anyone - let alone Roman who he brought as part of his coaching team.

But there's always hope.
Updating this thread since some of these guys ended up getting OC jobs already.


1. Ken Zampese-Bengals-QB Coach-WCO experience as well as experience developing and working with multiple young QB's. Jon Kitna had his best season with him as QB coach and has spoken very highly of him. He worked with and helped develop both Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton, is knowledgeable in both the WCO and the digits system ran by his father and Mike Martz.

2. Randy Fichtner-QB Coach-Pittsburgh Steelers-Cut his teeth in the Steelers organization, joined in 2007, was highly regarded as a WR's coach before becoming the QB coach. Big Ben heavily lobbied for him to be the Steelers OC before Haley was hired.

3. Matt Cavanaugh-Bears-Experienced, has been around, has called run heavy offenses while still being capable of opening things up with the passing game.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Nov 4, 2014 at 5:18 PM ]
Come back Norv.
Originally posted by ChipDouglas510:
Come back Norv.

I think Norv is the most ideal OC in the league for what the 49ers personnel and style of play currently calls for:

Power run with play action pass deep.

I think we could get him. One season with Cleveland, this season with Minnesota. Are OCs tied down like head coaches?

And if we want to be wishful in our thinking, imagine if we could keep Harbaugh as a pure HC and let Norv run the offense?
Time to bring back the master. Only he can save us.

Time for


jimmy raye
Originally posted by English:
Time to bring back the master. Only he can save us.

Time for


jimmy raye

I think Jim Hostler has Raye beat. Mainly because most 49ers probably don't even know what Jim Hostler looks like.....which makes him easier to hate for some reason.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Updating this thread since some of these guys ended up getting OC jobs already.


1. Ken Zampese-Bengals-QB Coach-WCO experience as well as experience developing and working with multiple young QB's. Jon Kitna had his best season with him as QB coach and has spoken very highly of him. He worked with and helped develop both Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton, is knowledgeable in both the WCO and the digits system ran by his father and Mike Martz.

2. Randy Fichtner-QB Coach-Pittsburgh Steelers-Cut his teeth in the Steelers organization, joined in 2007, was highly regarded as a WR's coach before becoming the QB coach. Big Ben heavily lobbied for him to be the Steelers OC before Haley was hired.

3. Matt Cavanaugh-Bears-Experienced, has been around, has called run heavy offenses while still being capable of opening things up with the passing game.

Where is Eric Mangini on this list? Surely he will save us.
Originally posted by English:
Time to bring back the master. Only he can save us.

Time for


jimmy raye

sorry bud...

him and Singletary are senior advisers for the nfl.....
Just wait til Peyton retires and make him our OC
Originally posted by CityKing415:
Just wait til Peyton retires and make him our OC

That was the real reason Harbaugh/Baalke went to "kick the tires" on Manning after his neck surgeries, they didn't want him at QB, they wanted him as OC lol
Originally posted by Travisty13:
Originally posted by CityKing415:
Just wait til Peyton retires and make him our OC

That was the real reason Harbaugh/Baalke went to "kick the tires" on Manning after his neck surgeries, they didn't want him at QB, they wanted him as OC lol

Hell Peyton has seen anything and everything in the NFL, he'd be a great OC and eventually maybe even a HC. But I just don't see that happening. Are there any HOF players that coach now? Is Harbaugh in the HOF as a player?
Originally posted by genus49:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Updating this thread since some of these guys ended up getting OC jobs already.


1. Ken Zampese-Bengals-QB Coach-WCO experience as well as experience developing and working with multiple young QB's. Jon Kitna had his best season with him as QB coach and has spoken very highly of him. He worked with and helped develop both Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton, is knowledgeable in both the WCO and the digits system ran by his father and Mike Martz.

2. Randy Fichtner-QB Coach-Pittsburgh Steelers-Cut his teeth in the Steelers organization, joined in 2007, was highly regarded as a WR's coach before becoming the QB coach. Big Ben heavily lobbied for him to be the Steelers OC before Haley was hired.

3. Matt Cavanaugh-Bears-Experienced, has been around, has called run heavy offenses while still being capable of opening things up with the passing game.

Where is Eric Mangini on this list? Surely he will save us.

This is the x factor for me. Why exactly is Mangini on this staff? Maybe he's here for the future. With Harbaugh and his staff possibly gone after this season, Mangini can step in as possibly a DC. He's been successful as a DC.
Originally posted by Travisty13:
That was the real reason Harbaugh/Baalke went to "kick the tires" on Manning after his neck surgeries, they didn't want him at QB, they wanted him as OC lol

I know you're joking but I'd put my life on the fact that Manning's real reason for not signing with us(outside of money) was he didn't want to run this type of offense. Had nothing to do with playing in the same conference as Eli.
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