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Head Coach - Mel TuckerOffensive Coordinator - Mike ShulaDefensive Coordinator - Fred Pagac OFFENSIVE PLAYBOOK - Carolina PanthersDEFENSIVE PLAYBOOK - Minnesota VikingsOFFENSIVE SCHEME - Power RunDEFENSIVE SCHEME - Attacking 4-3
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on a deal that would send 22-year-old linebacker Aldon Smith to St. Louis in exchange for 28-year-old cornerback Cortland Finnegan and the Rams' 2nd and 3rd round picks in the 2013 NFL Entry Draft. The 'Niners would be getting a permier cornerback to pair with veteran Carlos Rogers, giving them one of the best corner tandems in the league. The Rams, meanwhile, not only get a young, emerging superstar in Smith but also free up consideable cap space in the coming years. That cap space culd be crucial in allowing the Rams the flexibility to add players to the defense and build around one of the best, young linebacking tandems in the NFL (Smith and James Laurinaitis). The trade is pending league approval and should be made official by Friday.
On the block:
HB Brandon Jacobs (81 OVR)
OLB Parys Haralson (85 OVR)
MLB Larry Grant (75 OVR)
Pass rushing or run stuffing DT
Trades for all players. However, players not listed will carry a higher premium.
I cannot acquire any more draft picks until the draft. All trades for me going forward must be player for player or me sending draft picks.
I have already acquired one player so I can acquire a maximum of four more.
I have already used my blockbuster trade so I cannot trade or acquire another player 90 OVR or better.
Following weeks of speculation and a legthy search for a head coach, the San Francisco 49ers formerly announced their new head coach today. Mel Tucker, who had been the defensive coordinator in Jacksonville, was named as the team's 19th head coach at a press conference at the 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara.
The 49ers were left without a head coach following the unexpected resignation of Jim Harbaugh following the NFL draft in April. The team scrambled to find a replacement immediately afterwards but said they were "committed" to finding the "right" coach. After weeks of searching, they finally got their man.
Tucker, 40, becomes the NFL's third youngest coach (behind Raheem Morris, 36, and Mike Tomlin, 40). Tucker spent the past three seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator. Prior to that, he spent three seasons in Cleveland as the team's defensive backs coach and one as their defensive coordinator.
Tucker got his start coaching in 1997 as a graduate assistant for Nick Saban at Michigan State. Tucker spent two seasons at Michigan State under Saban before leaving for Miami of Ohio. He coached one season at Miami of Ohio tutoring their defensive backs before re-joining Saban at LSU in 2000. Tucker then spent three years as Ohio State's defensive backs coach and one as their co-defensive coordinator before joining the Browns.
The search for a head coach was a lengthy one for the San Francisco 49ers and it ended recently with the hiring of Mel Tucker. The 49ers followed up that announcement by announcing their new defensive coordinator today. Fred Pagac, formerly defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, was named the 49ers defensive coordinator for the upcoming season.
Pagac, 60, guided the Vikings defense to an NFL high 50 sacks (tied with Philadelphia) last season and his unit tied the 49ers in fumble recoveries with 15. However, Pagac was demoted to his previous role of linebackers coach by Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier after the team finished 18th in the league in yards allowed and 19th in opponent scoring. Pagac accepted the demotion but was free to pursure other options by the Vikings. That option came when the 49ers called earlier this week.
While the defensive coordinator with the Vikings, Pagac was instrumental in helping defensive end Jared Allen rebound from a disappointing 2010 season (11 sacks). In 2011, Allen rebounded with an NFL high 22 sacks which ranked tied for second second all-time (with Mark Gastineau) on the NFL single-season sack record list (22.5 is the record). Pagac also helped Chad Greenway become one of the best outside linebackers in the NFC, setting a career high in tackles (154) and earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
Pagac began his coaching career in 1978 with Ohio State where he spent 23 seasons before transitioning to the NFL. He coached with the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Vikings.
The San Francisco 49ers announced today that Mike Shula has been hired as offensive coordinator. Shula comes from the Carolina Panthers where he helped mold #1 overall draft pick Cam Newton into the NFL's Rookie of the Year. Prior to being hired as quarterbacks coach in Carolina, Shula workd for four years as quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Shula began his coaching career in 1988 coaching for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (where he return from 1996-99). Shula has also coached for the Miami Dophins (1991-92; 2000-02) and Chicago Bears (1993-95). In 2003, Shula was hired as the head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide where he coached from 2003-06.
Shula is the son of legendary NFL head coach Don Shula, a memeber of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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