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Originally posted by thl408:
Saleh was 'All gas, no breaks'.
Ryans was S.W.A.R.M. (Special work ethic and relentless mindset)
Wilks is....?

"Finish"?

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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by thl408:
I like his experience and how CAR players had nice things to say about him.

Also a dedicated 4-3 guy too.

He also values the role of the secondary. Not bashful about bringing pressure, either as the situation suggests or to just change up the look - keep the opponent off-balance.

He also fills the Anthony Linn role of an experienced voice on the sideline or office to counsel Kyle. With all the recent changes in staff, this is a wise move.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 49er-from-Yavin-IV:
Originally posted by bmvanthiel:
If he does really well and becomes a head coach next year, do we get more comp picks then?

Yes.

No. He has to be in his position for at least two years.

Okeydoke, I stand corrected. We'll just have to wait for two seasons for this to become a possibility. Given the history of his token one season or less head coaching jobs, Steve would have to field the best defense in the league in 2023 for an NFL owner to give him a real shot at an NFL head coaching job in 2024. To that end, if he is to be poached from us, it likely won't be after one season, if ever.
Originally posted by Heroism:
Originally posted by thl408:
Saleh was 'All gas, no breaks'.
Ryans was S.W.A.R.M. (Special work ethic and relentless mindset)
Wilks is....?

"Finish"?


That should be a 49er team motto in 2023…can we f**king finish the job?!
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Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by thl408:
I like his experience and how CAR players had nice things to say about him.

Also a dedicated 4-3 guy too.

He also values the role of the secondary. Not bashful about bringing pressure, either as the situation suggests or to just change up the look - keep the opponent off-balance.

He also fills the Anthony Linn role of an experienced voice on the sideline or office to counsel Kyle. With all the recent changes in staff, this is a wise move.

https://www.rockmnation.com/2021/1/22/22243470/who-is-steve-wilks
We have three years of evidence of what a "Steve Wilks defense" looks like. He spent one year in charge of the defense at Carolina (2017), Arizona (2018) and Cleveland (2019). His defense finished in the top four in the NFL blitz rate all three seasons, according to Football Outsiders. He blitzes his defensive backs at a top five rate in both Carolina and Arizona, but that data was not readily available for 2019.
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I am good with this hire.
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NOW GIVE ME A HELL YEAH!

NOW HIT MY DAMN MUSIC!
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:

BUT Here's the question to really ask.... HOW Good were the players on the Defense? If Demeco Ryan's or Robert Saleh have crappy players do you think they would have a top 10 Defense? I mean I remember SO many here back in 2017 and 2018 wanted Saleh's head then in 2019 the Niners have one of the Best defenses in the league playerwise and Saleh becomes King.
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What players do you guys think he'll try to bring over??

Originally posted by thl408:
Saleh was 'All gas, no breaks'.
Ryans was S.W.A.R.M. (Special work ethic and relentless mindset)
Wilks is....?

Keep Pounding
Originally posted by Kolohe:
What players do you guys think he'll try to bring over??

Norman
Originally posted by gold49digger:
I like it. He does good work in the secondary. Essentially another experienced HC.

I like this comment, and I bring it up for a reason. I have no idea if Wilks does good work in the secondary, but I trust Gold49Digger that he does. But it does make me wonder a bit.

Is the news that now former 49ers DB coach Cory Undlin is going BYE-BYE have anything to do with the hiring of Wilks? As in "I have my own guy for this job." Or, "I do not agree with Hamlin's philosophy?" Or, is it simply "I don't like Hamlin?" Did Wilks request that the 49ers get rid of Hamlin before he took the gig?

Am I reading something that isn't printed?
Originally posted by Kolohe:
What players do you guys think he'll try to bring over??

Brian Burns for a conditional 7th round pick, who then voluntarily signs for vet minimum.
Great hire

only downside is a bottom-tier franchise is sure to pick him away from us next offseason
[ Edited by RiceOwensStokes on Feb 7, 2023 at 11:29 AM ]
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