placeholder image

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and new Broncos coordinator Rich Scangarello praise each other

Jan 24, 2019 at 11:40 AM--

Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio has put together an impressive staff in Denver, including the hiring of former San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello to run the offense.

"My roots have always been in the zone-run system that Kyle Shanahan has always run," Scangarello told reporters during an introductory press conference on Thursday.

Scangarello spent two seasons learning from Shanahan in San Francisco. He spent 2015 as an offensive quality control coach with the Atlanta Falcons when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator there.

"I respect Kyle Shanahan as much as anyone I've been around as a coach. His mind is brilliant, and I've learned so much from him. The reality is I feel like he's always evolving every year. He has evolved with his players, the division he's in, what he's facing, the quarterback he has, and we'll take that same approach (in Denver)."

Scangarello went on to reveal that Shanahan barely looks at his game plan during a game and typically calls plays from memory.

Shanahan, who is in Mobile, Alabama preparing to coach the South squad in the Senior Bowl, was disappointed to lose Scangarello to the Broncos but has no doubt he will be successful in Denver.

"Rich did a great job (with us)," Shanahan told reporters on Tuesday. "I started with Rich in Atlanta where he worked mainly doing our runs, helping out our offensive line coach. But he was always a quarterback guy, and that's why I wanted to bring him to San Francisco.

"Spending two years with him, we got a lot closer through that. We got to go through a lot of things together. Rich is a very good coach. He's called plays before, done it a number of times in college, and he'll do a very good job with Denver."

What are the Broncos are getting with Scangarello?

"They're getting a very good coordinator," Shanahan responded. "He's done it before at the college level. He knows the run game and the pass game. Rich is a very confident coach who will go in there and do a very good job. They're lucky to have him, and it was tough to lose him."

Facebook Comments

More San Francisco 49ers News

placeholder image

Report: 49ers may be closing in on new defensive coordinator

By David Bonilla
Feb 20

The San Francisco 49ers dismissed defensive coordinator Steve Wilks following the team's Super Bowl 58 defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, head coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers could be nearing a decision on his replacement. "Not sure when there'll be an announcement, but could be soon," Kawakami shared on social media. Hear the 49ers might be closing in on a DC. Not sure when there'll be an announcement, but could be soon.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami)

placeholder image

No Huddle Podcast: 49ers Defensive Coordinator Search & Roster Musings

By Site Staff
Feb 21

(Episode 315) - Brian Renick in solo to share his thoughts on the defensive coordinator search, the possibility of Bill Belichick leading the 49ers defense, the potential of a Brandon Aiyuk holdout, a few ways the 49ers can make some cap space, going all-in next season, and more. The audio for the show is embedded above. Remember to subscribe! You can listen to the latest "No Huddle Podcast" episode above, from our dedicated podcast page, on

placeholder image

Report: There is a belief that 49ers will fill defensive coordinator vacancy from within

By David Bonilla
Feb 21

It's been a week since San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan announced the dismissal of defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Since then, there has only been speculation surrounding the direction Shanahan is headed in his search to replace Wilks, with no confirmed reports of external interviews or interest. San Francisco Chronicle journalist Michael Silver described the whole process as "one of the more secretive searches in recent memory," adding that there's a belief around the NFL that Shanahan intends to promote a coach from within. In NFL coaching circles, there's a belief that Kyle Shanahan is preparing

placeholder image

49ers complete two interviews for defensive coordinator job, with more to come

By David Bonilla
4 hrs

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the San Francisco 49ers have completed interviews with former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and 49ers defensive passing game specialist Nick Sorensen for the team's vacant defensive coordinator position. The 49ers are seeking to fill the void left by Steve Wilks, who was dismissed after the team's defeat in Super Bowl 58. Wilks served only one season as San Francisco's defensive coordinator, during which the unit ranked eighth in yards allowed, third in points allowed, third in rushing yards allowed, and 14th in passing yards allowed


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone