49ers Turn Conventional on Draft Day

As it turned out, the inaugural draft of the Chip Kelly era has concluded and the 49ers were unexpectedly conventional. Many observers had forecasted the 49ers could use their early round choices on a quarterback or wide receiver, yet general manager Trent Baalke instead used those picks to help rebuild the foundation of the football team along either side of the line of scrimmage...
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Chip Kelly bringing renewed optimism, energy to the 49ers

It took the San Francisco 49ers all of one year to go from perennial Super Bowl contenders to laughingstock. This is how mighty the organization’s fall from grace has been recently. Now, months removed from turning the page on the ill-fated Jim Tomsula experiment, San Francisco is getting back to basics under former Oregon Ducks and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. An...
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Sam Bradford reportedly not interested in playing for 49ers because of Chip Kelly

Sam Bradford may have a hard time relocating from Philadelphia. The Eagles quarterback is reportedly not appealing to the Jets, and he won’t join San Francisco due to Chip Kelly’s presence, according to NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington in an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Tuesday. "The Jets are not interested in Bradford and he is not interested in playing with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Bradford ‘not interested in playing with Chip Kelly’ and 49ers

When news broke that Sam Bradford had requested a trade away from the Philadelphia Eagles, a logical landing spot appeared to be with the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers need a quarterback, and head coach Chip Kelly already has a relationship with Bradford. Based on a comment made by NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington on 97.5 The Fanatic, it appears that relationship wasn’t a good...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Niners GM Trent Baalke hasn’t talked to Colin Kaepernick in two weeks

“There’s no crying in football!” — Trent Baalke, probably. When asked about whether or he’s talked to Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers general manager had this to say, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle: “I can’t get into what his feelings are. I have not addressed them directly with Colin Branch went on to report that Baalke hasn’t had an ...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly, Trent Baalke already clashing in San Fran

Is Chip Kelly already clashing with San Francisco 49ers management? NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger told Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic on Thursday that there are already issues between the new 49ers coach and general manager Trent Baalke. “I already hear there’s problems in the building between Chip & Baalke” - @BaldyNFL — 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) April...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers coach Chip Kelly is intrigued by resurrecting Blaine Gabbert’s career

The 2016 NFL draft isn’t loaded with top quarterback prospects like in years past, but teams are always hungry for one. So hungry that the Los Angeles Rams made a bold move and traded up to the No. 1 overall pick in order to have their pick of whichever quarterback they choose. But of all the teams looking for a quarterback, or at least that appear to possibly need one, the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly wants to resurrect Blaine Gabbert's career

Lots of teams will be looking for quarterbacks high in this year’s NFL Draft, but apparently the San Francisco 49ers will not be one of them. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora says that he has been hearing that Chip Kelly is enamored with trying to resurrect Blaine Gabbert’s career. That tidbit suggests the 49ers will head into the season looking to go with Gabbert, who was a failed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly praises talent 49ers have on offfense

On a day when NFL players are putting people on about retiring or being released, Chip Kelly sounds an awful lot like he’s telling an April Fool’s joke. The 49ers coach told CSN Bay Area that the talent on his offense doesn’t need to be upgraded. “There’s good depth there, without seeing them all run around physically,” Kelly said. That’s a good one. The 49ers ranked...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly reportedly ‘alienated’ scouts during time with Eagles

One of the reasons Chip Kelly ended up failing in Philadelphia was that he tried to do too much, essentially making himself the head coach and general manager of the Eagles. According to one former member of the team’s front office, Kelly might have been better off if he respected the opinions of his coworkers. A former Eagles executive who wished to remain anonymous told Matt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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