The San Francisco 49ers' Brandon Staley was named assistant head coach of the team this offseason by current head man Kyle Shanahan after a Super Bowl appearance that ended with a loss to the Chiefs. Now, Staley will pick up the pieces in the Bay Area with one of the most talented teams in football, a factoid that he was sure to remind fans of recently with heartfelt comments on joining a winning organization.

The 49ers have been busy this offseason, adding a potential impact player at defensive end. Christian McCaffrey's absence from OTAs drew a truthful take from Coach Shanahan on whether or not he felt concerned.

Staley's addition has the former Los Angeles Chargers head coach buzzing about the possibilities, a mood that was on full display based on his recent comments.

Brandon Staley Opens Up About 49ers Job 

Staley's thoughts were revealed through numerous reporters on social media.

He said that the “style of play is really what has made (the 49ers) special” and chatted about the team's recent lineage of successful coaches. He hinted that he wants to continue the tradition while also tailoring his gameplans and schemes to the talents of his current players.

Staley will assist Shanahan, known as one of the brightest offensive minds in football, during OTAs and beyond in hopes of leading San Francisco to the NFL's promised land and the 49ers' sixth Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

Kyle Shanahan of the 49ers with a football in practice.
May 10, 2024; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan watches during the 49ers rookie minicamp at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Mandatory Credit: Robert Kupbens-USA TODAY Sports

49ers' OTA Outlook 

The 49ers began OTAs this week involving padless practices with one-on-one drills, physical training and 7-on-7 as well as 11-on-11 sessions between the offense and the defense.

The team will work out the kinks of its new coaching staff and learn roles as Nick Sorensen recently took over as defensive coordinator with Staley slotted in as assistant head coach.

The intriguing mix of youthful coaching names and new faces in new places makes the 49ers a team to watch during OTAs and training camp. Staley praised Christian McCaffrey as perhaps the one player he is most looking forward to coaching this season. He also shared his thoughts on Sorensen as the defensive coordinator and what the expectations will be going forward.