Expect 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans’ phone to ring when the inevitable NFL coaching carousel begins.
CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones reported Sunday, citing sources, that the Ryans would be the frontrunners to fill the head coach role this offseason.
“Demeko sees it differently,” an NFL personnel executive told Jones. “Something’s different when the middle linebacker calls the defense. He has to know what’s going on in front of him and behind him. The structure of the scheme was already in place. Just play side by side. is.”
After playing 10 seasons in the NFL as a linebacker from 2006-2015, Lyons began his coaching career in 2017 as the 49ers’ defensive quality control coach. He was promoted to inside linebackers coach the following year, and last season, the team’s defensive coordinator after Robert Saleh took over as head coach of the New York Jets.
In 2021, the 49ers rank third in yards per game allowed (310.0) and tenth in points per game allowed (21.5). Through his four games in the 2022 NFL season, San Francisco has tied with the Buffalo Bills in his allowed yards per game (234.5) and leads the league in allowed points (11.5).
Ryans has been interviewed for head coaching positions in the past. Last year, he was interviewed for the job of head coach for the Minnesota Vikings, but declined to take a second interview. I was running to fill a vacancy for the Las Vegas Raiders.
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The 49ers defense will have a chance to boost the Ryans’ coaching resume on Sunday when they face quarterback Baker Mayfield and the 1-3 Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
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