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49ers DC Robert Saleh has ‘no disappointment’ over not getting the Browns’ job

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Instead of being named as the Cleveland Browns head coach, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is focusing on coaching up how to beat the Green Bay Packers offense in the NFC Championship.

Any coordinator/assistant coach would love the opportunity to be the head coach of a team, but Saleh isn’t bitter about not getting the job, via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com.

“There’s no disappointment. I’m very grateful to the Browns for making me part of [their coaching search]. I’m a really big fan of [Browns owner] Jimmy Haslam and what he did and what they’re going to do. They hired the right guy and I think they’re going to do something special. I’m excited to see them progress.”

He was far enough into the process to where they were looking into general managers to pair with their coaching candidates. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that the organization is “very fortunate” to have him still on staff.

“Kyle has always been a big supporter. He really supports his staff and he is not one to look at a coach and say, ‘I have to get rid of this dude.’ His first instinct is to make you better and help you get better. To understand Kyle and to work with Kyle is really gift that a lot of people should have once in their lives. He strives to make people better, and I think that’s what makes this organization tick.

Everybody in this organization wants to get better, and that’s why Kyle is so invested in all of his coaches. I do believe him when he says he’s happy, because he has invested in me, so I take that as a compliment.”

There’s still plenty of time for Saleh to get a head coaching job. As for now, he’s focused on getting his team to the Super Bowl.