Both Patriots' Coordinators Coveted For Vacant Head Coaching PositionsNew England possibly may lose both Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels after this season.
Team Grades: 49ers Defense Better Than Anyone Expected In Monday Night WinFor all the changes in personnel and the unfavorable matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, the San Francisco 49ers defense really played like it was 2011 on Monday night in the season-opening game. The passing game still has miles to go, but running back Carlos Hyde demonstrated he's more than capable of replacing Frank Gore in the lineup. Overall, it was a great night for the 49ers as they started the 2015 NFL season with a surprisingly easy victory.
Eric Mangini Reportedly To Be Named 49ers Defensive CoordinatorSan Francisco 49ers assistant coach Eric Mangini, who was the team's tight ends coach last season, has reportedly been tabbed to be 49ers' new defensive coordinator.
Raiders Pick Up Pace On Head Coach SearchThe Oakland Raiders are picking up the pace on their coaching search, interviewing San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching PositionNew England's offensive coordinator says he's happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
Daily Madden: The 49ers Look For Help On Offense From A Defensive SpecialistFormer New York Jets coach and defensive specialist Eric Mangini has been hired by the 49ers as an offensive consultant.
49ers Hope Mangini Can Keep Them A Step Ahead Of DefensesWith the San Francisco 49ers, Eric Mangini will break down opposing defenses as an advance scout and will aid head coach Jim Harbaugh in developing game plans each week.
49ers Hire Mangini As ConsultantThe San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with Eric Mangini to be an offensive consultant for the NFC champions, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.