All quiet on the 49ers' front for now. No interviews are scheduled today for offensive coordinator, so I figured I'd lay out some of the pros and cons of the four candidates who have already interviewed. Here they are in alphabetical order:
Last/current job: Colts receivers coach
* Been a component of a consistently excellent passing attack for the last eight seasons.
* Would mesh well with offensive line coach Chris Foerster; They worked together for eight seasons, first in Tampa Bay and later in Indianapolis.
* Spent only one season, 2001 in Tampa, as an offensive coordinator.
* Does not come from a smash-mouth system; Indianapolis ranked 31st in rushing this past season.
Last/current job: Browns' offensive coordinator
* Up-and-coming offensive coordinator who helped resurrect Cleveland's offense in 2007.
* Former tight ends coach whose protÃ©gÃ©s have flourished in his system
* Might give the 49ers an inside edge on landing a quarterback, Derek Anderson, who can push Hill.
* 49ers could hire Rip Scherer, who worked under Chudzinski as quarterbacks coach.
* One-year wonder? Browns faltered badly last season as Chudzinski stuck with Anderson, who was a disappointment.
* System appears to lean heavily on the passing game
* Not a lot of experience as offensive coordinator.
Last/current job: Broncos offensive coordinator
* Has direct connection to 49ers' glory days, having coached under Mike Shanahan.
* Denver's rushing attack has been consistently strong for more than a decade.
* Has unique background. Was an NFL linebacker. The rest of the candidates are former offensive players.
* He and Broncos' quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates could provide a nice, one-two combination
* While he drew up game plans in Denver, he has no experience calling plays.
* Having coached under Shanahan, it's hard to ascertain his style.
* Broncos' zone-blocking theme may not mesh with the personnel the 49ers have assembled.
Last job: Head coach, St. Louis Rams
* Has solid experience as an offensive coordinator; vastly improved Vikings and Dolphins offenses
* Is dedicated to the running game
* Is familiar to the only two 49ers quarterbacks, Shaun Hill and Alex Smith, under contract. Hill, who spent three years in Linehan's system, could hit the ground running in minicamps.
* Unlikely to be plucked for a head coaching job any time soon.
* Lost control of the Rams last season and was fired after four games
* Not on very good terms with Isaac Bruce, the 49ers' best receiver from 2008.
-- Matt Barrows