49ers news: John Lynch details Chase Young trade, Steve Wilks to stay in booth?

The 49ers are idle this week, but some pressing news items remain, such as:

- John Lynch breaks down the Chase Young trade

- Commanders offered another player to Niners
- Should Steve Wilks move from the booth to the field?

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages
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San Francisco 49ers, Steve Wilks
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks / Michael Zagaris/GettyImages

Charvarius Ward says moving Steve Wilks from booth to field isn't necessary

Steve Wilks is taking heat amid San Francisco's losing streak, and it's fair to state his defense is doing far less than what's expected, given the level of talented players on the roster.

Some have suggested Wilks should move down from the booth, where he's currently calling plays, and take up a position on the field alongside his players. After all, this is what head coach Kyle Shanahan's previous two defensive coordinators, now-New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh and now-Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans did.

Cornerback Charvarius Ward doesn't think that matters, though.

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“[Ryans] had good energy,” Ward told NBC Sports Bay Area's Jennifer Lee Chan. “You’d always see him on the sidelines celebrating when we get a third down stop, or a big hit, but we as players give Meco that energy by the plays that we make.

“If we aren’t making plays, he’s not going to be like that, not going to be hyped. I think that comes from our play, what we are doing on the field.”

Instead, Ward pointed out that Wilks is still learning and adjusting to San Francisco's defensive scheme, and he also felt the veteran coordinator will be just fine, saying, "coaches coach and players play."

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