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49ers: New Coaching Contender Emerges!



The San Francisco 49ers are in search of a new defensive coordinator following the departure of Steve Wilks. It seems that an internal candidate is emerging as a potential contender for the role.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Daniel Bullocks, the team’s current defensive backs coach, has recently completed an interview for the vacant position.

“49ers defensive backs coach Daniel Bullocks has concluded his interview for the defensive coordinator role with San Francisco,” Schefter announced. The news was reported on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Despite boasting one of the most talented rosters in football, the 49ers’ defense faced criticism for their performance towards the end of the season. Their lackluster display in Super Bowl LVIII, particularly in the absence of Dre Greenlaw, highlighted areas of concern. While some viewed Wilks’ dismissal as a scapegoat situation, others believed it may have been a more nuanced decision.

Bullocks, a former NFL player who excelled with the Detroit Lions from 2006 to 2009, transitioned to coaching in 2012. He initially worked at the collegiate level with stints at Northern Iowa and Eastern Michigan before joining the NFL ranks. After serving as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he joined the 49ers coaching staff in 2017.

Since then, Bullocks has been a consistent presence within the 49ers organization, serving as an assistant defensive backs coach from 2017 to 2018 and transitioning to the role of safeties coach in 2019. His experience as both a player and a coach could make him a strong candidate for the defensive coordinator position.

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