Around the NFC West: 49ers move on

January, 20, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers are speaking with former Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski as a candidate to become offensive coordinator.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat suggests Jagodzinski pushed for the interview. Jagodzinski and 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan worked together in Green Bay.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says Jagodzinski will meet with Mike Singletary in Mobile, Ala., site of Senior Bowl practices this week.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic links to a Jason Whitlock column suggesting the Chiefs should consider Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley as a head coaching candidate. Haley has worked with Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli.

Darren Urban of azcardinals.com provides perspective for Haley's emotional side. Quarterback Kurt Warner: "Sometimes you have to be the guy that stands up and says, 'It's not all about you guys liking me, it's about me getting the best out of every one of you.' That's what I see from Todd."

John Morgan of Field Gulls explains why he thinks Seahawks fans shouldn't necessarily fear the Rams' hiring of Steve Spagnuolo. Morgan: "Spagnuolo inherited a still dominant Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora in his prime, an entering his prime Mathias Kiwanuka and an emerging [Justin] Tuck. His genius was finding a package that fit them all. With apologies and admiration for the simplicity and effectiveness of Spagnuolo's package, that's not genius at all."

Also from Morgan: a look at the Seahawks' positions of greatest need, with players potentially available in free agency. The Seahawks have plenty of numbers at receiver, but they could use more quality.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams have spoken with Eagles assistant Pat Shurmur and former Seahawks assistant Ken Flajole about joining Spagnuolo's staff. Flajole is a consideration as defensive coordinator, but Spagnuolo would presumably run the defense.

VanRam of Turf Show Times looks at potential free agents for Spagnuolo and the Rams to consider this offseason. Lito Sheppard and David Carr are on the list.

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