Former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was announced as the new Bears defensive coordinator on Tuesday.
Browns strong safety Donte Whitner, who played for Fangio from 2011 through 2013, congratulated his former coach on Twitter shortly after the news was announced.
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But he also wasn't shy about what he thought about the 49ers' losing Fangio.
Congrats to Vic Fangio on becoming the Chicago Bear d coordinator! Tremendous pick up for the Bears Tremendous loss for the 49ers!— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) January 20, 2015
In addition to Whitner, current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks chimed in on Twitter regarding Fangio's new job and offered high praise for his former coach.
Congrats Fangio. Definitely one of the best DC's in the game. No question.— Ahmad Brooks (@AhmadBrooks55) January 20, 2015
Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long reacted to the news that his team had hired Fangio to run the defense.
We got Fangio???? Niiiiiice!— CROTA v2 (@Ky1eLong) January 20, 2015