In the fallout from San Francisco’s Super Bowl LVIII loss, Kyle Shanahan and the team parted ways with defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.
Of course, the mainstream sports media is already playing the race card — claiming that Kyle Shanahan used Wilks as a scapegoat because of his race.
Jason Whitlock doesn’t agree.
“I don’t think Steve Wilks maxed out the best defensive personnel in the National Football League,” Whitlock says.
While others have claimed Shanahan never cared for Wilks and needs to hire someone he actually believes in, Whitlock doesn’t think that’s possible anymore.
“He’s really not free to do that in this diversity, equity, and inclusion National Football League,” he explains. “Sometimes, you get forced into making compromised decisions because you want to play the optics game — you want to make sure there’s enough diversity on your team.”
Not only that, but the defense didn’t play a winning game on Super Bowl Sunday, and most 49ers defensive coordinators of the past have always utilized their strong defensive line.
“I wasn’t impressed with San Francisco’s defense on Super Bowl Sunday,” Whitlock says, adding, “Steve Wilks had a top-five defense, with that personnel, you should.”
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