Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/15/13

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 07: Head coach Eric Mangini of the New York Jets looks on the field against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on December 7, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, Eric Mangini is talking to the San Francisco 49ers about a consulting position. The ex-coach for the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns would be an excellent addition to an already stellar 49er front office. He also could be an insurance policy for defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who is quickly becoming a hot commodity for NFL head coaching gigs. The former protégé of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Mangini is a skilled defensive mind, particularly with defensive backs. He’s been praised for his organizational skills and one of the young bright football minds in the NFL. Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com writes: ‘In San Francisco, Mangini could be advance insurance against the potential departure of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who surely is moving closer to the head-coaching “A” list after spending the last two seasons orchestrating one of the best defenses in the league on a staff led by Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback and offensive specialist.’

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