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Torrey Smith: ‘This is probably the best offense’ for Kaepernick

Torrey Smith was shocked to find out this week that there were rumors Colin Kaepernick might not want to spend the 2016 NFL season with the San Francisco 49ers. Speaking with Murph & Mac on KNBR 680, Smith first expressed dismay about the rumor and then excitement about Kaepernick in Chip Kelly’s offense: “Someone just told me that. I’m like, I don’t know how that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Philadelphia Eagles Move on from Sam Bradford?

With another disappointing season in the books, quite a few questions have come up about the future of the Philadelphia Eagles. The ‘Chip Kelly era,’ also came to an abrupt end, when he was fired before the season finale against the New York Giants. The cause of Kelly’s dismissal was rumored to be a combination of losing the players in the locker room, and bumping heads with...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
6 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
9 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
14 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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