Belichick: 'We didn't do anything well enough'

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Belichick: 'We didn't do anything well enough'

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Here's what was being said from the New England Patriots after the 49ers' 41-34 victory on Sunday night:

"Obviously we just didn't do anything well enough tonight to win. It starts with me. (I) didn't do a good job of coaching, didn't coach well, we didn't play well, we weren't good on offense, weren't good on defense, weren't good enough on special teams. They just did a better job than we did. We just have to perform better than that. We didn't so that's the result. We just didn't do a good job tonight, it's as simple as that."
Coach Bill Belichick

"They do what they do, and they do it very well. We made some mistakes early in the game and they capitalized. We couldn't stay on the field on third down. (We) turned the ball over. . . The first half was a terrible first half. We got down. Fortunately, we were in it at the end of the first half, but we didn't play well to start the second half. And then (we) went on a little run, but you can't play 30 minutes against a good team."
Quarterback Tom Brady

"They came out and played with a lot of energy and played really well. So hat's off to them. We didn't, and it showed."
Receiver Wes Welker

"We executed better. We kept the ball better and kept ourselves out of bad situations like those third-and-long situations."
Receiver Brandon Lloyd on what was different in the second half

"We knew they were a fast-start team and a good defense and we just didn't get anything going in the first half. You know, we had some turnovers, some penalties, some not-so-good runs, a few pressures. So it all adds up to a bad half."
Guard Logan Mankins

"They are a solid team. The 49ers are a great football team. We gave them too many opportunities. We couldn't come in here and play them that way. We gave them opportunities to capitalize on, and that's exactly what they did."
Running back Stevan Ridley

"He's been poised throughout games. Nothing seems to rattle him. He's been able to just play his game. Even last week against Miami, (with the) game on the line, important drive, and he keeps it and runs down the sideline for a touchdown. We knew we weren't going to really rattle him or get him out of the game. We knew that he was a tough player."
Defensive back Devin McCourty

"They came in and they did what they do. They didn't change anything. They executed very well and we didn't. In one quarter, you saw us executing and we were on the field and off the field, on the field, off the field. The offense was scoring. It was like clockwork. But it just wasn't enough. At the end of the day, it just wasn't enough. They made a lot more plays than us. They executed at a high level and the gap was just too big."
Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork

"We knew (Kaepernick) could throw the ball from watching film. We didn't know if they were going to throw it or not because it was raining a bit. But they came out and threw the ball, scored early on us. We fought back, but it wasn't enough."
Linebacker Jerod Mayo

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

First-year coach Kyle Shanahan is close to completing his 49ers coaching staff.

Shanahan will handle the duties of the offensive coordinator, the position he held with Houston, Washington and Atlanta over the past nine NFL seasons.

Robert Saleh is the 49ers' new defensive coordinator, while Richard Hightower has been hired as the special-teams coordiator.

Here's a look at the 49ers' coaching staffs under Shanahan and last season under Chip Kelly:

2017 49ERS COACHING STAFF
Position: Coach (2016 job)
Head coach: Kyle Shanahan (Falcons, offensive coordinator)
Defensive coordinator: Robert Saleh (Jaguars, linebackers coach)
Special teams coordinator: Richard Hightower (Bears, assistant special teams)
Assistant head coach/tight ends: Jon Embree (Buccaneers, tight ends)
Run game specialist: Mike McDaniel (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Quarterbacks: Rich Scangarello (Wagner, offensive coordinator)
Running backs: Bobby Turner (Falcons, running backs)
Wide receivers: Mike LaFleur (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Offensive line: Vacant
Offensive assistant: T.C. McCartney (LSU, offensive assistant)
Senior defensive assistant: Jason Tarver (49ers, outside linebackers)
Defensive line: Jeff Zgonina (N.Y. Giants, assistant defensive line)
Linebackers: Johnny Holland (Browns, inside linebackers)
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Offensive quality control: Taylor Embree (Chiefs, defensive assistant)
Defensive quality control: Bobby Slowik
Head strength and conditioning: Ray Wright

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2016 49ERS COACHING STAFF
Position: Coach (current status)
Head coach: Chip Kelly
Offensive coordinator: Curtis Modkins (Bears, running backs)
Defensive coordinator: Jim O’Neil
Special teams coordinator: Derius Swinton
Quarterbacks: Ryan Day (Ohio State, quarterbacks)
Running backs: Tom Rathman
Wide receivers: Bob Bicknell
Tight ends: Jeff Nixon (Baylor, co-offensive coordinator/running backs)
Offensive line: Pat Flaherty (Jaguars, offensive line)
Assistant offensive line: Eric Wolford (South Carolina, offensive line)
Defensive line: Jerry Azzinaro (Cal, defensive line)
Assistant defensive line: Vince Oghobaase
Outside linebackers: Jason Tarver (49ers, senior defensive assistant)
Inside linebacker: Joe Bowden
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Assistant defensive backs: Roy Anderson (Bears, assistant secondary)
Assistant special teams: Michael Clay
Offensive quality control: Mick Lombardi (Jets, offensive assistant/assistant QBs coach)
Defensive quality control: Tem Lukabu
Senior analyst: Dana Bible
Director of human performance: Mark Uyeyama

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

John Benton, who coached on the same staff during Kyle Shanahan’s four seasons with the Houston Texans, has reportedly received permission from the Denver Broncos to interview with the 49ers.

The Broncos hired Benton on Jan. 15 to work as the team’s assistant offensive line coach under line coach Jeff Davidson.

But Denver coach Vance Joseph and general manager John Elway provided Benton permission to interview with the 49ers, Denver’s 9News reported. The Sacramento Bee was first to report the 49ers were looking at Benton.

The offensive line coach is the last major position that remains vacant on Shanahan’s staff.

Benton worked last season as Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach. He worked the previous 13 seasons as offensive line coach with the St. Louis Rams (2003-05), Houston (2006-2013) and Miami (2014-15).

Shanahan’s first NFL coaching job was with Houston in 2006, when he coached wide receivers. Shanahan became the quarterbacks coach with the Texans in 2007 before spending the next two seasons as offensive coordinator under then-coach Gary Kubiak.

The 49ers announced nine additions to the coaching staff on Friday.

Also, the 49ers are expected to hire Daniel Bullocks as assistant defensive backs coach, according to The Sporting News. Bullocks worked in the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. The Jaguars' linebackers coach last season, Robert Saleh, is the 49ers' new defensive coodinator. Bullocks appeared in 31 games in three NFL seasons with the Detroit Lions in 2006 and '08.