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O-Line Coach Chris Foerster... Is He the Missing Piece of the Puzzle?

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Chris Foerster enters his second season with the 49ers after being hired on February 15, 2008 as the co-offensive line coach. He assumed the title of offensive line coach in week 8 of the 2008 season.

Foerster’s 2008 line helped pave the way for RB Frank Gore’s third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, while also blocking upfront for an offensive unit that ranked fifth in the NFL for plays of 20 or more yards (64). In the final eight games of the season, the offensive line limited opponents to two sacks per game after allowing four sacks per contest during the first half of the year.

During his 16-year NFL coaching career, Foerster’s teams have a combined for a 139 wins, which includes nine playoff appearances and two championship games. During that time period, he has coached at least one Pro Bowl player in 11 of those seasons.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Foerster spent the three years (2005-07) as the offensive line and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Prior to joining the Ravens, Foerster served as the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2004), tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2002-03), offensive line coach for the Tampa Buccaneers (1996-2001) and assistant offensive line/tight ends coach for the Minnesota Vikings (1993-95).

With a total of 26 years coaching experience, Foerster also made an impact in the collegiate ranks, serving as the offensive line coach for the University of Minnesota (1992), assistant offensive line/special teams coach for Stanford (1988-91) and offensive line coach for Colorado State (1983-87). He began his coaching career in 1982 as a graduate assistant at Colorado State after a successful career with the Rams as a center from 1979-82. Foerster originally joined the Rams football team as a walk-on before earning a scholarship as a sophomore.

Foerster was born on October 12, 1961 in Milwaukee, WI.

Years Coaching Background Head Coach
2009-Current Offensive Line San Francisco 49ers - Mike Singletary
2008 Offensive Line San Francisco 49ers - Mike Nolan
2005-2007 Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach Baltimore Ravens - Brian Billick
2004 Offensive Coordinator Miami Dolphins - Jim Bates, Dave Wannstedt
2002-2003 Tight Ends Indianapolis Colts - Tony Dungy
1996-2001 Offensive Line Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tony Dungy
1993-1995 Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Minnesota Vikings - Dennis Green
1992 Offensive Line University of Minnesota - Jim Wacker
1988-1991 Assistant Offensive Line/Special Teams Stanford - Jack Elway & Dennis Green
1983-1988 Offensive Line Colorado State - Leon Fuller
1982 Graduate Assistant Colorado State - Leon Fuller

Offensive Line Coach- Chris Foerster





I think this guy should get more credit for the job he has done so far. Especially after the the succcess he had over the second of the 2008 season and this unit should only improve into this season and beyond. Coach Foerster did great after he took over sole coaching duties of the line after George Warhop was fired along with Mike Nolan! I wish Coach Foerster would get more credit.
[ Edited by PTulini on Jul 3, 2009 at 5:14 PM ]
I hope our oline continues to improve and is top five in not allowing sacks, and they open the run game, and are the foundation of our passing game.
I can't wait any longer. C'mon preseason!!!!!
I think that Chris Foerester is a solid O-Line coach, an upgrade over George Warhop. As far as him being the missing piece to our O-line.... I think Marvel Smith will or will not be the missing piece to our O-line. Hopefully he can stay healthy and play like he did before he hurt his back.
  • krizay
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Originally posted by PTulini:
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Chris Foerster enters his second season with the 49ers after being hired on February 15, 2008 as the co-offensive line coach. He assumed the title of offensive line coach in week 8 of the 2008 season.

Foerster’s 2008 line helped pave the way for RB Frank Gore’s third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, while also blocking upfront for an offensive unit that ranked fifth in the NFL for plays of 20 or more yards (64). In the final eight games of the season, the offensive line limited opponents to two sacks per game after allowing four sacks per contest during the first half of the year.

During his 16-year NFL coaching career, Foerster’s teams have a combined for a 139 wins, which includes nine playoff appearances and two championship games. During that time period, he has coached at least one Pro Bowl player in 11 of those seasons.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Foerster spent the three years (2005-07) as the offensive line and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Prior to joining the Ravens, Foerster served as the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2004), tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2002-03), offensive line coach for the Tampa Buccaneers (1996-2001) and assistant offensive line/tight ends coach for the Minnesota Vikings (1993-95).

With a total of 26 years coaching experience, Foerster also made an impact in the collegiate ranks, serving as the offensive line coach for the University of Minnesota (1992), assistant offensive line/special teams coach for Stanford (1988-91) and offensive line coach for Colorado State (1983-87). He began his coaching career in 1982 as a graduate assistant at Colorado State after a successful career with the Rams as a center from 1979-82. Foerster originally joined the Rams football team as a walk-on before earning a scholarship as a sophomore.

Foerster was born on October 12, 1961 in Milwaukee, WI.

Years Coaching Background Head Coach
2009-Current Offensive Line San Francisco 49ers - Mike Singletary
2008 Offensive Line San Francisco 49ers - Mike Nolan
2005-2007 Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach Baltimore Ravens - Brian Billick
2004 Offensive Coordinator Miami Dolphins - Jim Bates, Dave Wannstedt
2002-2003 Tight Ends Indianapolis Colts - Tony Dungy
1996-2001 Offensive Line Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tony Dungy
1993-1995 Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Minnesota Vikings - Dennis Green
1992 Offensive Line University of Minnesota - Jim Wacker
1988-1991 Assistant Offensive Line/Special Teams Stanford - Jack Elway & Dennis Green
1983-1988 Offensive Line Colorado State - Leon Fuller
1982 Graduate Assistant Colorado State - Leon Fuller

Offensive Line Coach- Chris Foerster





I think this guy should get more credit for the job he has done so far. Especially after the the succcess he had over the second of the 2008 season and this unit should only improve into this season and beyond. Coach Foerster did great after he took over sole coaching duties of the line after George Warhop was fired along with Mike Nolan! I wish Coach Foerster would get more credit.

The difference in the amount of sacks we gave up. Was due to the changing of the offense once Shaun Hill took over.
Foerester is a very solid, vetran O-Line coach. A protege of Tony Dungy, Brian Billick and Dennis Green who all speak very highly of him. Foerster is a guy who does not makes thing to complicated for his O-Lineman and his basic philosphy is to have his O-Lineman mash D-Lineman which is what Jimmy Raye wants.

I like our O-Line, I feel that Joe Staley is on his way to becoming one of the better LT's in the NFL. I think that David Baas is a very solid starting LG who will only get better. Eric Heitman is a solid center while I think that Chilo Rachal has pro bowl potential at right guard. Maybe not this year but I do like his upside and feel he can be a dominating guard in the NFL. Hopefully Marvel Smith can stay healthy at RT where I think he can be a very solid player, IF healthy. Adam Snyder can do a solid job of filling in for a few starts at RT but he is best suited as a backup.
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Foerester is a very solid, vetran O-Line coach. A protege of Tony Dungy, Brian Billick and Dennis Green who all speak very highly of him. Foerster is a guy who does not makes thing to complicated for his O-Lineman and his basic philosphy is to have his O-Lineman mash D-Lineman which is what Jimmy Raye wants.

I like our O-Line, I feel that Joe Staley is on his way to becoming one of the better LT's in the NFL. I think that David Baas is a very solid starting LG who will only get better. Eric Heitman is a solid center while I think that Chilo Rachal has pro bowl potential at right guard. Maybe not this year but I do like his upside and feel he can be a dominating guard in the NFL. Hopefully Marvel Smith can stay healthy at RT where I think he can be a very solid player, IF healthy. Adam Snyder can do a solid job of filling in for a few starts at RT but he is best suited as a backup.


Also, i hope with rathman at running back's we do well.
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Foerester is a very solid, vetran O-Line coach. A protege of Tony Dungy, Brian Billick and Dennis Green who all speak very highly of him. Foerster is a guy who does not makes thing to complicated for his O-Lineman and his basic philosphy is to have his O-Lineman mash D-Lineman which is what Jimmy Raye wants.

I like our O-Line, I feel that Joe Staley is on his way to becoming one of the better LT's in the NFL. I think that David Baas is a very solid starting LG who will only get better. Eric Heitman is a solid center while I think that Chilo Rachal has pro bowl potential at right guard. Maybe not this year but I do like his upside and feel he can be a dominating guard in the NFL. Hopefully Marvel Smith can stay healthy at RT where I think he can be a very solid player, IF healthy. Adam Snyder can do a solid job of filling in for a few starts at RT but he is best suited as a backup.


Also, i hope with rathman at running back's we do well.



I think Rathman is one of the few posistion coaches in the NFL that actually does get more out of his unit then an average posistion coach. Look at what he did for Garrison Hearst's career, while guys like Kevan Barlow, Charlie Garner, Kevin Jones and Justin Fargas had their best seasons when Rathman was their RB coach.

Now Frank Gore is going to play like a warrior no matter who is RB coach is but hopefully Rathman can get a tad more out of him and fix his fumbling problem. I think this Glenn Coffee kid is going to give us a boost as a rookie and make not only our running game better but Frank Gore better as well.
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I think we will be a good team if we get 13 games out of Marvel Smith and at least mediocre qb play.
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Foerester is a very solid, vetran O-Line coach. A protege of Tony Dungy, Brian Billick and Dennis Green who all speak very highly of him. Foerster is a guy who does not makes thing to complicated for his O-Lineman and his basic philosphy is to have his O-Lineman mash D-Lineman which is what Jimmy Raye wants.

I like our O-Line, I feel that Joe Staley is on his way to becoming one of the better LT's in the NFL. I think that David Baas is a very solid starting LG who will only get better. Eric Heitman is a solid center while I think that Chilo Rachal has pro bowl potential at right guard. Maybe not this year but I do like his upside and feel he can be a dominating guard in the NFL. Hopefully Marvel Smith can stay healthy at RT where I think he can be a very solid player, IF healthy. Adam Snyder can do a solid job of filling in for a few starts at RT but he is best suited as a backup.


I think people are seriously underrating just how savvy that signing was for McCloughan. IF he is healthy...that was the move of the offseason. They got a pro-bowl Left OR Right tackle in Smith who is a monster in the run game and is a more than reliable pass protector, along with Staley and Snyder to back up. Do not be surprised if Alex Boone makes this team as well...as a matter of fact...I strongly believe in McCloughan's heart of hearts that he would prefer that Boone make this team over a vet...like Sims...because I think he views Boone as his potential RT of the future.

But Smith has a serious chance to be one of the great FA steals of McCloughan's tenure in SF...IF healthy as the poster mentioned. Not everyday you can get yourself a pro-bowl tackle for next to nothing...
I really like the way they've put the coaching staff together. The Niners have a lot of young up-and-coming players so they have either heavy NFL veterans like Foerester and Raye or very accomplished players like Singletary and Rathman. In either case there has to be a level of respect the players feel for these coaches. Add a popular and imaginative QB coach like Johnson and we may have a very nice coaching group here for a few years.
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
I really like the way they've put the coaching staff together. The Niners have a lot of young up-and-coming players so they have either heavy NFL veterans like Foerester and Raye or very accomplished players like Singletary and Rathman. In either case there has to be a level of respect the players feel for these coaches. Add a popular and imaginative QB coach like Johnson and we may have a very nice coaching group here for a few years.

I totally agree and I think the hire of Al Harris as pass rush specialist coach will prove to be a very good, underrated hire.
BTW...for all those Raye bashers/Matrz supporters...

Has Mike Martz even found a job yet??
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
I really like the way they've put the coaching staff together. The Niners have a lot of young up-and-coming players so they have either heavy NFL veterans like Foerester and Raye or very accomplished players like Singletary and Rathman. In either case there has to be a level of respect the players feel for these coaches. Add a popular and imaginative QB coach like Johnson and we may have a very nice coaching group here for a few years.

Originally posted by reasonable1:
BTW...for all those Raye bashers/Matrz supporters...

Has Mike Martz even found a job yet??

I agree that that is relevant, but to defend Martz for a moment, it's too late in the off season for Martz. He needs a team commitment with the right personnel to make his system work. I don't particularly think his system works as well as it used to and I think NFL organizations are put off by the fact that his system puts the QB at too much risk, but anyone who is going to get Martz is going to have to think of it as a project that they buy into.

Raye makes a lot more sense to me. This team looks a lot more like a Norv Turner team than a Mike Martz team.