Ejiro Evero tells Broncos Country what to expect if team hires Jim Harbaugh
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Ejiro Evero knows from experience: Jim Harbaugh will get results.
He’ll also make things uncomfortable — for those who cannot handle change.
Evero worked under Harbaugh for his entire four-season run with the San Francisco 49ers — on both sides of the ball. He worked as a quality-control coach in 2011, then as an offensive assistant in 2012 and 2013 before moving to the defensive side under then-coordinator Vic Fangio as a defensive assistant in 2014.
“A lot of respect for him,” Evero said Thursday. “I really enjoyed my time with him. He’a a players’ coach. He’s a coaches’ coach.”
And he will make bold changes. He did that in San Francisco. That allowed him to take a team that had eight-consecutive losing seasons and turn it into an NFC West champion that came within a fumbled overtime punt return of going to the Super Bowl in the first year on the job.
Ejiro Evero worked with Jim Harbaugh for four seasons with the 49ers. What is coaching with Harbaugh like?
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Hurricane Jim will ensure that little is the same.
“I think the thing about him is he’s gonna impress change on people,” Evero said. “Wherever he goes, he’s going to affect change. And I don’t know if everyone will always like it, but that’s his personality.
“But I just think he’s a heck of a coach. I really enjoyed my time working with him. Yeah, he does a good job.”
So, if you’re like Garth Algar — who reacted to the notion of changes to the “Wayne’s World” format by saying, “We fear change,” just before bashing a mechanical hand with a hammer — Harbaugh isn’t going to be your kind of boss.
But if you’re willing to ride the wave of something new, Harbaugh can be your guy.
And for a franchise that clearly needs change after six consecutive losing seasons, Harbaugh might be what the Broncos need — if, that is, he even wants the job.