VIDEO: Ulbrich Talks Myles Jack

Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich talks about the talented Mr. Jack, and compares him to several NFL players, including one of the best defensive players in 49ers history...

Jeff Ulbrich:

On letting Myles Jack play offense:
That was above my pay grade. They took him over there. He's a guy that we knew, coming in here, that had that type of talent. Watch his high school highlight film. Watch him play running back. He did some amazing things at that position. We'd be crazy not to use him there.

On how much he'll let him play offense:
Honestly, it's not my decision. He's a guy that has amazing endurance. As much as he played last week, he rarely showed any signs of fatigue. He might have looked tired between snaps, but when the ball was hiked, he was rolling. We'll see if he can handle it. He's a guy that is obviously, the more that he plays, the better we are as a team.

On how much offense he thinks he'll end up playing:
I don't know. We'll keep an eye on him. If I see him struggling, physically and tired, we'll have him kick back a little bit. But as of now, we're going to let him go a little bit.

On if he's seen a player that young make that big of an impact:
Shoot, as you know, I'm new to this. So, I've got one year of experience to essentially fall back on. I don't have a whole lot to reflect upon, but he's special, no doubt. But I'm telling you something you already know.

On if his role on defense allows for more offense:
You've got a lot of guys, the beauty of our linebacker group is we have a lot of depth. There is not a big drop off to the second tier guys. If he needs a blow on defense, we have guys ready to roll.

On if there are players Myles Jack reminds him of:
Hmm. I don't know. It depends on what he's doing. When he's playing running back, I thought Coach Mazzone made a great comparison to Ronnie Brown, similar body type, similar running style. I'd say when he's an outside rusher, he almost has some, I hate to make these comparisons, but Chad Brown, and then behind the ball, crazy enough, when he's playing dime, he looks a little like Patrick Willis, which I did play with. He's an unbelievable talent.

On how he can tell if Jack is fatigued:
I keep thinking he's tired, and then the ball is snapped and he goes a million miles an hour. The tell will be if he's playing slower so just keeping an eye on him, but I have a feeling he'll be fine.

On if he subbed out Jack, would his role be a committee approach:
It depends on what we're doing. If we're playing more of our 3-4 stuff, then it will be our outside backer body, if we're playing more of our dime-type stuff, it will be more our dime body. Depends on what the package is.

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