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Are the Eagles prepared to admit Chip Kelly’s mistake?

Under then head coach/personnel head Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles traded running back LeSean McCoy last March in order to avoid paying the remainder of his five-year, $45 million contract. The reasoning here was rather simple. Running backs are not valued as much in today’s NFL as they were before. So in a sense, it made sense that Philadelphia wouldn’t want to pay McCoy...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Is the Answer for the San Francisco 49ers at Quarterback?

Now that the college football all-star circuit is behind us and we draw closer to the NFL Draft, rumors and possible landing spots for different prospects and current players will be popping up everywhere. Newly hired 49ers coach Chip Kelly comes to San Francisco with his up tempo offense, ready to prove his doubters from his time in Philadelphia wrong.  Kelly’s first task will...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers still very likely to trade Colin Kaepernick?

The hiring of Chip Kelly as the San Francisco 49ers’ new head coach might not be enough to keep quarterback Colin Kaepernick from being traded away this offseason. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the 49ers are still “very likely” to deal their 28-year-old quarterback before the start of the 2016 season. La Canfora notes that Kaepernick has “done nothing” to...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers GM: Chip Kelly ‘excited’ to coach Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne’s rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t a smashing success, but Chip Kelly is looking forward to coaching the Australian. According to Michael Chammas of the Sydney Morning Herald, general manager Trent Baalke said while he and Kelly haven’t spent much time discussing specific players, the head coach is “well aware of Jarryd and Jarryd’s story...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman not worried about Kelly's fast-paced offense

Chip Kelly runs a lighting-fast offense that is designed to gas opposing defenses. An unfortunate side effect the past three years with the Philadelphia Eagles is that Kelly’s defense has also been hurt. San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman knows all this, but he isn’t concerned about what kind of impact the fast-paced offense will have on him and his defensive teammates...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers hire Jim O’Neil as defensive coordinator

Chip Kelly’s coaching staff is now reportedly full after the San Francisco 49ers hired Jim O’Neil to become the defensive coordinator, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. O’Neil is making a lateral move, having filled the same position last year with the Cleveland Browns. The 37-year-old comes from the Rex Ryan coaching tree, having been with him from 2009-2012. He started...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly knows he’s entering ‘stacked’ NFC West

Chip Kelly knew exactly what he was getting into when he took the San Francisco 49ers’ head coaching job. He knew he must orchestrate the rebuild of a 5-11 team. He knew he needed to eventually decide on a starting quarterback. And he knew he needed to do it all while participating in arguably the most competitive division in the NFL. “I think the NFC West is stacked...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Chip Kelly not want Colin Kaepernick, after all?

When the 49ers decided to hire Chip Kelly to be their next head coach, all indications were that the future of Colin Kaepernick played a big role in the decision. If that is, in fact, the case, Kelly has a strange way of presenting it. Kelly was officially introduced in San Francisco on Wednesday, and he refused to commit to Kaepernick as his starting quarterback. Instead, he cited...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly on role with 49ers: ‘I want to just coach football’

Chip Kelly quickly landed on his feet after his dismissal as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, being hired by the San Francisco 49ers. And for the first time since his ouster, Kelly on Wednesday finally addressed the sudden and arguably surprising end to his tenure in Philadelphia during his introductory presser with the 49ers. Despite several Eagles coming out and at...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lane Kiffin contacted about 49ers offensive coordinator job

    Lane Kiffin’s name has been buzzing in the coaching profession ever since he helped coach Alabama to a national championship. He has been mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate, and it sounds like at least one NFL team has tried to contact him. Niners Nation reports that Kiffin was contacted by the San Francisco 49ers about their offensive coordinator job....
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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