Kelly still confident in Gabbert, leaves door open for Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly continues to send interesting messages with regards to his quarterback situation. With Blaine Gabbert struggling and Colin Kaepernick waiting in the wings for a chance to replace him, Kelly has had to deal with a lot of questions about the situation. On Wednesday, Kelly seemed to affirm faith in both quarterbacks. Chip Kelly remains "real...
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Colin Kaepernick needs to gain muscle before competing for 49ers’ QB job

Colin Kaepernick won’t be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers until he puts on some muscle. It sounds like a silly thing to say, especially for a professional athlete. But such is the situation around Kaepernick, who currently watches from the sidelines while Blaine Gabbert acts as the starter. Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle summed up the situation...
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Seahawks' Michael Bennett calls for Colin Kaepernick to start

After two rough weeks offensively, the Seattle Seahawks returned to form against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Despite not having Russell Wilson for most of the second half, the Seahawks scored 37 points and allowed just 18 to the Blaine Gabbert-led 49ers.The Seahawks gave up just 254 yards of total offense, including 119 through the air. Gabbert has struggled throughout the...
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Colin Kaepernick lauds Chip Kelly for taking a ‘strong stand’

Colin Kaepernick was supposed to fracture the San Francisco 49ers locker room. His protest was supposed to ruin the 49ers this year. That was the narrative surrounding his decision to silently protest police violence and brutality against minorities in America by refusing to stand for the national anthem. Rather than break up the locker room, it could be successfully argued that...
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Colin Kaepernick ‘ready to play’ and ‘looking forward to that opportunity’

Blaine Gabbert is struggling as the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. With that, the calls for Colin Kaepernick to take over are only natural. If he does get the call, Kaepernick said that he’s ready to play. Kaepernick said he is ready to play both mentally and physically and is looking forward to that opportunity. #49ers — Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan)...
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Michael Bennett: Colin Kaepernick gives 49ers better chance to win

After facing a Blaine Gabbert-led San Francisco 49ers offense Sunday, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett came to the conclusion that Colin Kaepernick gives the 49ers a better chance to win games. Michael Bennett on Blaine Gabbert: "I think (Colin) Kaepernick gives them a better chance of winning but that's just my opinion." — Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) September...
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WATCH: Chip Kelly stands up for Colin Kaepernick during exchange

Chip Kelly has Colin Kaepernick’s back, whether certain media members like it or not. The San Francisco 49ers head coach stood up for Kaepernick during a press conference Thursday, as the backup quarterback continues to protest the police killings of African-American men by kneeling during the national anthem. And that support didn’t waver when Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter...
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Watch: Lowell Cohn lectures, interrupts Chip Kelly on Kaepernick

49ers head coach Chip Kelly answered some questions on Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest at a press conference Thursday and expressed some support for Kaepernick and his stance, which then led to Santa Rosa Press-Democrat columnist Lowell Cohn trying to get Kelly to complain about Kaepernick, interrupting his answer, and arguing with him: Chip Kelly and reporter have a back...
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Chip Kelly not making QB change, stands behind Gabbert

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert has failed to impress as the team’s starter so far, but head coach Chip Kelly is still in his corner. After a 46-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers where Gabbert completed just 17-of-36 passes and threw two late interceptions, Kelly said on Monday that he won’t be making a change at the quarterback position. “He’s our starter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kelly blows off Davis retirement rumor as ‘miscommunication’

Over the weekend, a rumor broke that San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis was set to abruptly retire for the second time in as many years. Davis was not present for practice on Saturday, but ultimately he returned on Sunday. When asked about the strange situation, head coach Chip Kelly’s response was far from clarifying. “It was just a miscommunication,”...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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