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Sizing up NFC West coaching staffs

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

NFC West coaching staffs are mostly complete. The chart provides a general overview showing which coaches are primarily overseeing key areas.

Some coaches have fancy titles. I'll list those below. Including those titles in the chart would have served them but not us.

The 49ers have two coaches assigned to linebackers and two assigned to the secondary:

  • Jason Tarver is a defensive assistant/outside linebackers. Vantz Singletary is coaching inside linebackers. Coach Mike Singletary and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky are former NFL linebackers, so the 49ers have that position covered.

  • Vance Joseph and Johnnie Lynn are both listed as secondary coaches.

The Rams have not named coaches at tight
end, linebacker or secondary. However, they have hired Andre Curtis and Paul Ferraro as unspecified defensive assistants. They have also hired Frank Leonard as an unspecified offensive assistant.

The Seahawks and Cardinals do not list administrative assistants as part of their staffs. Bill Nayes and Bruce Warwick fill those spots for the 49ers and Rams, respectively.

The following team-by-team list includes all the fancy titles, plus some coaches who did not appear on the chart:

  • Cardinals (16): Head coach Ken Whisenhunt; assistant head coach/offensive line Russ Grimm; offensive coordinator Todd Haley; quarterbacks coach Jeff Rutledge; receivers coach Mike Miller; tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens, running backs coach Maurice Carthon, offensive quality control coach Dedric Ward; defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast; defensive line coach Ron Aiken; linebackers coach Bill Davis; secondary coach Teryl Austin; assistant secondary coach Rick Courtright; defensive assistant Matt Raich; special teams coach Kevin Spencer; strength and conditioning coach John Lott.

  • 49ers (20): Head coach Mike Singletary, special assistant to the head coach Bill Nayes; offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye; quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson, offensive line coach Chris Foerster; receivers coach/senior assistant Jerry Sullivan; tight ends coach Pete Hoener; running backs coach Tom Rathman; offensive quality control coach Shane Day; defensive coordinator Greg Manusky; defensive line coach Jim Tomsula; pass-rush specialist Al Harris; defensive assistant/outside linebackers coach Tarver; inside linebackers coach Vantz Singletary; secondary coach Joseph; secondary coach Lynn; special teams coach Al Everest; assistant special-teams coach Dave Fipp; strength and conditioning coach Duane Carlisle; assistant strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama.

  • Seahawks (18): Head coach Jim Mora; assistant head coach/defensive line Dan Quinn; offensive coordinator Greg Knapp; quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor; offensive line coach Mike Solari; receivers coach Robert Prince; running backs coach Kasey Dunn; tight ends coach Mike DeBord; offensive assistant Chris Beake; defensive coordinator Gus Bradley; assistant defensive line coach Mike Phair; linebackers coach Zerick Rollins; secondary coach Tim Lewis; assistant secondary coach Larry Marmie; defensive quality control coach Tom Headlee; special teams coach Bruce DeHaven; strength and conditioning coach Mike Clark; and assistant strength and conditioning coach Darren Krein.

  • Rams (17): Head coach Steve Spagnuolo; assistant head coach/quarterbacks Dick Curl; assistant to the head coach/football operations Bruce Warwick; offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur; offensive line coach Steve Loney; assistant offensive line coach Art Valero; receivers coach Charlie Baggett; running backs coach Sylvester Croom; defensive coordinator Ken Flajole; defensive line coach Brendan Daly; defensive quality control coach Matt House; special teams coach Tom McMahon; strength and conditioning coach Rock Gullickson; and assistant strength and conditioning coach Chuck Faucette. Curtis, Ferraro and Leonard do not have titles yet.