Niners taking second look at Linehan

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Mike Singletary can't afford to be wrong on his choice for offensive coordinator. His decision to take a second look at Scott Linehan tells us the former Rams coach fared well enough in his first interview to remain a strong candidate.

Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan appear to be in no hurry. They already spoke with quarterbacks coaches associated with coordinating candidates Rob Chudzinski and Rick Dennison. That suggests those candidates also fared well enough to remain relevant.

Given Singletary's inexperience as a head coach, the 49ers might be best served hiring a coordinator with experience.