SANTA CLARA — Bettering the cross rush ought to be the 49ers’ offseason precedence, and now they apparently have a brand new line of defense coach to supervise a unit that is still looking out for a pair sack artists.
Kris Kocerek has been employed as Jeff Zgonina’s alternative, in keeping with SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Adam Caplan.
Kocerek, 40, coached the Miami Dolphins line of defense the previous two seasons. He beforehand held that function from 2009-17 with the Detroit Lions, the place he not solely labored with Martin Mayhew (present 49ers govt) but additionally upcoming free brokers Ziggy Ansah and Ndamukong Suh.
Kocerek might want to get extra out of 2017 No. three total choose Solomon Thomas, and he might want to discover higher edge-rushing enhances to DeForest Buckner, who had 12 sacks this previous season.
Different vacancies Kyle Shanahan should fill: secondary coach, energy coach and head coach.