SANTA CLARA – Pass-rusher Charles Haley, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, was a visitor to the 49ers’ facility on Friday.
And after the final workout of phase two of the 49ers’ offseason program, Haley spent some time working with Aldon Smith and Tank Carradine on pass-rush techniques. Rookie outside linebacker Eli Harold went over to observe the session.
“That’s a Hall of Famer, and I feel Aldon has all the intangibles to be a future Hall of Famer,” said Harold, a third-round draft pick from Virginia. “So I’m just trying to learn everything I can from him and just picking up little key words that Charles was saying.”
Harold said he took mental notes on the impromptu Haley tutorial.
“Things I’ve never seen or heard,” Harold said. “I feel like it’ll definitely help me out a lot in the future. But it was definitely advanced things. He was talking about balance and target, where to keep your eyes and head level. Things like that.”
Haley was an assistant coach for the Detroit Lions in 2001 and ’02 under Marty Mornhinweg. Haley coached James Hall, who is now with the 49ers in a role as scouting/player engagement assistant.
Haley was one of the dominant pass-rushers of his era. He recorded 100.5 sacks during his 169-game career. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Haley was twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1990 and 1994). He's the only player in NFL history to be on five Super Bowl-winning teams: two with the 49ers and three with the Dallas Cowboys.