49ers hire Eric Mangini as offensive consultant

The headline may seem like a typo, as Eric Mangini’s experience lies more on the defensive side of the ball, but that’s actually the point here. The 49ers want to anticipate how defenses will try to stop their read-option offense, so they’ll rely on a guru like Mangini to prepare them for possible schemes. Jim Harbaugh always seems to know how to get the most out of his team, and this seems like a logical move.

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