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 the offense Colin Kaepernick Jersey , not because he’s the best quarterback No sooner did Jimmy Garoppolo’s knee injury put C.J. Beathard into the starting line-up, the announcements came of all the quarterbacks to bring in for workouts; Dan Savage, Matt Simms, Kellen Clemens. The San Francisco 49ers are not in a rush to sign anybody, as they should be. C.J. Beathard gives them and everyone not the best chance to win, but the best chance to develop in a consistent scheme. This is to keep things rolling into 2019, to keep those rookies and second-year players developing without introducing wrinkles never to be used again. Who can the 49ers bring in that a) can learn the playbook (one of the hardest in the league) to where it’s not detrimental to the other 10 guys in the huddle, and b) apply it on the field?There’s only one quarterback on that roster who potentially knew the offense better than Garoppolo, and that was the guy he replaced in 2017: Beathard. In 2018, Kyle Shanahan has a young team that for all intents and purposes is—and was—in a developmental season. At this point, it’s a a squad with a majority of younger players that need to know the offense—that offense—inside and out. And Kyle Shanahan’s playbook doesn’t allow that in one season. Especially if you’re brought up in Week 4.Bringing a quarterback off the street in doesn’t help anyone if that’s the case. The 49ers went down this road last year with Jimmy Garoppolo and a scaled back playbook. There was a benefit to that, the 49ers were looking at keeping Garoppolo around for the long-term and wanted to see how he’d perform (and if they needed to get Kirk Cousins). They have no intention of doing that with whoever they would replace Beathard with. The focus is now on everything around the quarterback.This isn’t a season where the 49ers are in win or bust mode, it’s a season where everyone needs to get on the same page for the future. It’s a season wherea signal caller who knows this offense is more beneficial, not one who can change everything since they have all the talent to go to a Super Bowl, because they don’t.Maybe Beathard doesn’t give them the best chance to win Tarvarius Moore Jersey , but he at least knows the terminology and play calling that Garoppolo used. Bring in someone off the street and you’re not only scaling back the playbook, but you’re stunting the development of everyone for a backup quarterback you have no intention of keeping for no reason at all. And yes, this is exactly what they did with Garoppolo last year, but again,that is a completely different scenario than the one the 49ers face now. So again: Who would you go get that could run Shanahan’s offense better at this point in the season?There are better quarterbacks out there, but there isn’t one who can ramp up Shanahan’s playbook in time to where it helps. Someone who was at training camp and has been a better part of this offense for a year is a much better fit given the circumstances. For better or worse, there’s no one better than Beathard. This one has been a hot debate with pundits. What do you think?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteNiners Nationa San Francisco 49ers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibrary49ersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference CallsDoes Kyle Shanahan still need an offensive coordinator? New,49commentsThis one has been a hot debate with pundits. What do you think? PDTShareTweetShareShareDoes Kyle Shanahan still need an offensive coordinator? Last week, an announcement came out from the New England Patriots that Bill Belichick would be calling the defensive plays in 2019. It’s still moot on if they will hire a “defensive coordinator” or if Belichick will be the DC himself. In any case, Hoodie is calling the plays in New England. The Patriots just won a Super Bowl, so they can pretty much do whatever the hell they want. When the 49ers drafted a punter in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, it was easy to point out the Patriots did the same thing in the fifth, except the 49ers aren’t exactly where the Patriots are. Just calling plays isn’t the job title in and of itself, but brings up the narrative that Kyle Shanahan needs to hire an offensive coordinator. First of all, the idea in and of itself wouldn’t make much sense. Why take the brightest offensive mind in football and shelf it for someone else’s philosophy? Of courseif Shanahan promoted an offensive coordinator from within Kentavius Street Jersey , just like Andy Reid does and Bill Walsh did. It’d be apparent Kyle Shanahan was running the offense anyways. The Belichick-play-calling narrative doesn’t make me point to the Patriots and say, “But the Patriots are doing it,” it instead lets me make a remark, “Yeah, other teams have done it,” and the Patriots join the list. There’s been some criticism to Shanahan for biting of a bit more than he can chew being a head coach and offensive coordinator. For a time, I thought Rich Scangarello would fill that role after a year or two under Shanahan’s tutelage. It was similar to a chef opening up a restaurant. Before he hires his “head chef” he wants everyone to know how his recipes are done and picks the best line cook to take over his menu. The owner/chef is still calling the shots, but he has a chef that knows every way he wants his food prepared. Same thing with Shanahan, he would have someone who knows every reason and way he wants his plays called/executed. Two years later and Scangarello is an offensive coordinator, but with the Denver Broncos. When Scangarello left, who could get that promotion is a mystery. There’s options, sure, but nothing screaming as a possible offensive coordinator in a year. This could change after 2019, but Shanahan is going to be his own offensive coordinator for the foreseeable future. Given what you’ve seen with the 49ers in the past and going forward do you think this is a wise decision or should he promote someone to offensive coordinator in a 1A type role? Or are you convinced Shanahan’s offense is terrible and he should make an external hire (though why someone would think that is a bit perplexing).