Former Rams head coach Scott Linehan interviewed for the second time for offensive coordinator on Thursday. Linehan is rumored as the leading candidate but there seems to be some confusion here. Linehan runs the same style of “digit-based system” as Mike Martz did. I taught the point of firing Martz was to bring in a different style of offense and play-calling that was more in-line with Mike Singletary’s philosophy. Linehan did focus more on the run and protected his QB’s (unlike Martz) when he was an offensive coordinator with the Vikings and Dolphins and also ran that type of offense as head coach of the Rams. Linhan fits in with Singletary’s style of offense and personality so it might be a good fit for 49ers so long as the run is emphasized more. With Linehan and Martz having similar schemes and play-calling, it does make for an easier transition for the 49ers offense to learn the system. If Linehan does get hired, which I think is the right move, let’s hope he stays with the team for more than one year.
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