Scott Linehan has reportedly agreed to become the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator, and my faith in humanity has been restored – at least until I learn something different.
Linehan cited familial concerns as to the reason he did not accept the 49ers’ job offer. But when reports surfaced last night that he might be heading to
Linehan gave me the impression when I spoke with him Sunday that he planned to keep his family in
He can leave his family in
Granted, the 49ers were left wondering why Linehan met with club officials twice if he wasn’t sure he wanted to take the job. That is certainly a legitimate complaint. It would have looked really, really bad had Linehan ended up taking a job with the Raiders.
So, another question to ask is: Was Scott Linehan really in play with the Raiders or were they just trying to tweak the 49ers a little?
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And, furthermore, this should also put to rest the notion that what kept Linehan from accepting the 49ers’ job was the QB situation. In the words of new coach Jim Schwartz, the Lions are still trying to find a replacement for Bobby Layne . . . and he last played for the Lions in 1958.
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ROSTER UPDATE (11:10 a.m.): The 49ers announced today the signing of receiver Micheal Spurlock (5-11, 200). He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006 by the Cardinals out of
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