Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick worked hard, never a distraction

Former 49ers coach Chip Kelly says Colin Kaepernick was everything he wanted in a franchise quarterback last season. Kelly said on Adam Schefter’s podcast that Kaepernick was as hard a worker as he could have asked for in their one season together. “He came to work every day, extremely diligent in terms of his preparation,…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 hours ago

Chip Kelly defends Kaepernick: He was not a distraction

Much has been said about how much Colin Kaepernick was a distraction in the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room last season, but the man who oversaw things is defending the quarterback.Chip Kelly joined ESPN’s Adam Schefter on the “Know them from Adam” podcast, which was published on Wednesday. The two are now colleagues at ESPN, and they talked about Kaepernick, who served...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here's how close Chip Kelly, Eagles came to getting Titans' Marcus Mariota

The hypothetical about how the trajectory of the Eagles' franchise could have changed had Chip Kelly been able to orchestrate a trade with the Tennessee Titans to draft quarterback Marcus Mariota is a fascinating one that has been pondered by fans and media alike ever since that fateful draft. The hypothetical about how the trajectory of the...
11 hours ago

49ers DC takes shot at Chip Kelly's coaching staff

The San Francisco 49ers finished dead last in total defense during the 2016 NFL season. Needless to say, new defensive coordinator Robert Saleh has a tall task ahead of him to fix what was broken. However, he has one immediate fix in mind that, on the surface, seems like a no-brainer.Last season, rookie defensive lineman DeForest Buckner was on the field for over 1,000 snaps. In...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Staley throws shade at former 49ers coaches

The last few years haven’t been great for the San Francisco 49ers. They had a disappointing 8-8 season in 2014, moved on from Jim Harbaugh, and went 5-11 in 2015 under Jim Tomsula and 2-14 in 2016 under Chip Kelly. So, how are things different in 2017? According to the team’s longest tenured player, offensive tackle Joe Staley, this 49ers team is smarter. Staley also said Kyle...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN hires Chip Kelly as analyst

Former Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly won’t be on the sideline this upcoming season. But he will definitely be employed. ESPN has hired Kelly to become a studio analyst for the upcoming college football season. The network made it official with a press release on Friday. “Kelly will primarily be part of Saturday pregame, halftime and wrap-up...
Via Sportsnaut
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly joining ESPN in analyst role

Chip Kelly has decided he will not be coaching at the NFL level during the 2017 season. No, he’s not going back to college, either.ESPN announced on Friday that Kelly has signed with the network as a studio analyst.“I spoke with a lot of people this offseason about different situations for me — in coaching and TV,” Kelly told The Associated Press in a statement. “I had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Some NFL executives think Chip Kelly should go back to college

Chip Kelly should stop trying to make it in the NFL, at least in the eyes of some league executives.Mark Maske of the Washington Post took a look at Kelly’s professional future, and noted that there is a significant divide, even within NFL circles, with regards to how Kelly is viewed.To be clear, some executives still have a good opinion of Kelly. They view him as a bright offensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly has 'real chance' to become Falcons OC

The Atlanta Falcons had the best offense in football this season, but the man who called plays for the unit is moving on to take a head coaching job with the San Francisco 49ers next season. Is Chip Kelly capable of filling his shoes?According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur — one of the favorites to take over for Kyle Shanahan as offensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: 'Good chance' Chip Kelly gets offer from Jaguars

Chip Kelly was in Jacksonville Monday interviewing for the team’s open offensive coordinator position, and a report indicates there is a good chance he’ll get an offer. Chip Kelly went into #Jaguars OC job interview believing he was going get an offer. Has some assistant hires ready. Good chance it happens. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2017 Kelly might have good...
Via Sportsnaut
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

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