49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh gets love after shutting down Rams
If you’re wondering which current NFL assistants might get some head coach consideration in the future, look no further than Robert Saleh.
Saleh earned plaudits after his San Francisco 49ers defense held the Los Angeles Rams to just seven points in a 20-7 road win on Sunday. All told, Saleh’s defense limited the Rams to 165 total yards (78 passing by Jared Goff), got four sacks, and kept the Rams from converting on third and fourth down the entire game.
San Francisco's defense was sensational:
– 165 yards allowed (Jared Goff with 78 yards passing)
– 4 sacks
– Held Rams to 0-9 on 3rd down and 0-4 on 4th down pic.twitter.com/q5sunVOFu0
— Brendan Weber (@BrendanNWeber) October 13, 2019
Saleh was shown by FOX throughout the game getting all fired up over his team’s play:
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 13, 2019
This has been a theme with Saleh getting attention throughout the season. And why not? His energy is tremendous!
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan recognized what a great job Saleh did and even had him speak with the media after the game. Saleh gave credit to his players for pressuring Jared Goff.
Robert Saleh on #49ers dominant D:
“With a front when it’s as dominant as what our guys have been putting on, as relentless as our front has been… the only way to combat a great QB on defense is with a great pass rush.” pic.twitter.com/2QbcLKHJr1
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) October 14, 2019
The 49ers’ defensive front has been key to their success this season. They have now held opponents to single digit scores in consecutive weeks.
Saleh, 40, played college ball at Northern Michigan University as a tight end. He has worked in the NFL since 2005 and has been Shanahan’s defensive coordinator since 2017.