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Chip Kelly is the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelly, fired last year at the end of his third season coaching the Eagles, has been hired by the 49ers today.

Although Kelly’s tenure in Philadelphia will be remembered mostly for his disappointing 2015 season, in which he was given full personnel control and didn’t know what to do with it, he did have success in his first two seasons with the Eagles. In San Francisco, G.M. Trent Baalke will pick the players, and Kelly will coach them. Coaching is what Kelly does best.

The first question is whether the quarterback Kelly coaches will be Colin Kaepernick. It appeared that Kaepernick’s tenure in San Francisco was coming to an end when he was benched last season, but Kelly’s offense could be suited to Kaepernick’s skill set, and it’s now possible that Kaepernick could remain.

What’s clear is the 49ers needed a coach to shift the franchise’s direction after the disastrous decision to replace Jim Harbaugh with Jim Tomsula. Kelly may be more like Harbaugh, and therefore an improvement in San Francisco.

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  1. ctiggs says: Jan 14, 2016 1:39 PM

    Here we go boys. WHOOOOOS GOT IT BETTER THAN US?????? NOOOOOOOOOOBODDDYYY!!!

  2. storebrandcookies says: Jan 14, 2016 1:39 PM

    Here we go! Lol

  3. bassplucker says: Jan 14, 2016 1:39 PM

    Bwahahahahaha.

  4. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 14, 2016 1:39 PM

    Lmfao

  5. mikermiker says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Lol remember all pats brats telling us Chip was coming to NE to be a coordinator. LOL

    like he would go to such a tainted franchise.

  6. stinkymcmulligan says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Good. The 49ers will continue to go downhill.

  7. ctiggs says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Hated him at Oregon and Philly, but think he could do something with Kap and Hyde. #QuestforSIX

  8. jim699 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Lol. Should be fun seeing how this goes.

  9. brenenostler says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Well so much for a Mariota-Kelly reunion

  10. chumpley says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Chip will make the Iggles look like fools.

  11. cheeks9441 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    49ers play at the Linc in 2017. That should set up an intriguing matchup between Chip Kelly and the Eagles coach, if they have one by then.

  12. ariani1985 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Pete the cheat just pooped his pants!!

  13. whiskytango333 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Incompetent egotistical owner with an incompetent egotistical coach. This should be fun to watch.

  14. raiderrob21 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    All players of color, you are now put on notice!

  15. hlna55 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    OMG. what a disaster

  16. laces out says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    Dysfunctional franchise hires dysfunctional coach. Perfect fit

  17. firerogergoodell says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    WOW I thought Mike Shanahan had this job in the bag.

    We started the day thinking he and Coughlin will both be hired and now they are both probably going to retire.

  18. wny49er says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    Big freakin mistake. Go figure Jr hired this failed retred.

  19. jayniner says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    MOTHER ******!!!!!

    NOOOOOOOOO!

  20. slugdub says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    I would normally LOL@SantaClaraNiners, but now I’m actually starting to feel bad for them.

  21. ninozlatino says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    I’m happy he got another shot. Just hope he learned from his mistakes. He needed “real” football guys in the front office. Not the owners mini me running around thinking he’s a football guy. When you got a guy telling you what to do that you dont’ respect as a football guy it will never work. With Tom Gamble and a real GM I think that’s the better fit. Can’t wait to see what he does with a real option QB. Just don’t expect ol’ Cap to be on his feet long. That system is a QB Killer!! This is the NFL. Not just 2 teams on ur schedule have real D ends. Every week you are putting him at risk.

  22. brianstevens0915 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:41 PM

    He’s better then Singletary and Harbaugh, Ok maybe better then Singletary. 49ers are the Browns of the West Coast

  23. RegisHawk says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    That was a mistake.

  24. bimbotheslob says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    Good Luck Chip!

  25. 2sloweggroll says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    krapernick and kelly with Jed Dork in Santa Clara. this is going to be funny

  26. warpigz says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    Poor Carlos

  27. gilgafresh says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    Hodor!

  28. torchsandaardvarks says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    Probably feud with York.

  29. newmarketmaulers says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    Who has it better than us???

    hahahaha

  30. feckyerlife says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    lol

  31. corporatemediaprostitute says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    Kelly’s first act as 49ers head coach was to trade or release all starting players.

  32. hippieway says: Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    There you go, got that done.

  33. rabidbillsfan says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    Kap still needs a pay-cut. He definelty fits Kelly’s mold, but I think for Kelly to be successful, he needs to accomplish the never before seen fear of having a revolving door at QB by design. Not in season, of course, but the option to cut bait at any time is what I mean. Still, tons of “?” on defense in San Fran, which is where he failed miserably in Philly.

  34. joeldholsopple says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    So the racist goes to SF. Good luck to any black players. You’ll be on your way out soon for an Oregon Duck….which may not be a bad thing.

  35. beezer240 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    I’m scratching my head. So they passed up shanahan and a shot at coughlin for Kelly? Best of luck niners fans, hopefully be learned from the Eagles.

  36. thegr8rayfinkle says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    And the dumpster fire just grew to engulf the tire fire next door. Glorious.

  37. isphet71 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    The only reason the 9ers Fired Harbaugh was because he was “difficult” and they decided they would rather lose with someone they liked than win with someone they didn’t.

    Winning is more optional than liking their coach, so you know they at least like Chip Kelly. We will see if they can win with him or not.

  38. numerouno49erfan says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    Suicide seems like a viabale option.

  39. jayniner says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    He’s gonna clean house just like he did in Philly getting rid of LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson……

    Watch out Kaepernick, Boldin, Torrey Smith and Reggie Bush, the hammer is coming.

  40. jessesnapple says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    Lololol the rest of the NFC West welcomes you with open arms Chip Kelly. Keep the 49ers irrelevant!

  41. niners816 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    I didn’t win the powerball, and now this?! God has it out for me this week. Go Niners, I guess.

  42. bmack1224 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

    A chip Kelly Offense with That O-Line??? Hey Kap get OUT while you Can bro. Lol

  43. diegosteel says: Jan 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    Idiots!!!!

  44. psubeerman21 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    Good luck with that

  45. fumblenuts says: Jan 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    Kaepernick is G-O-N-E because he CAN’T read a defense or sit in the pocket and make the throws.

  46. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jan 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    Awesome! The wheels on the bus go round and round …

  47. bleedgreen says: Jan 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    This will end well.

  48. mandings36 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    yes!

  49. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says: Jan 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    Great team for him, this team is already broken so he can’t ruin and destroy them like he did to the Eagles.

    btw….

    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO.

  50. pinkmist4 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    This is either going to be really good for the 9ers, or a monumental catastrophe…..

  51. bonesawisready says: Jan 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    Lol, it just keeps getting worse out in “nobody has it better” land.

  52. msams1 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    Lol this is going to be great!!!

  53. history says: Jan 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    Im sure Kelly could work with Kap, but he has no say in the personnel decisions this time around. Its going to matter if Blaake wants Kap around.

  54. kidsamoa260 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    YESSSS!! Says this Seahawks fan.

  55. annes22 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    Good Luck to my 49er friends/fans. Hope this works out a little better than in Philadelphia.

  56. beastmode5150 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    Awesome!
    -Fans of Seahawks, Rams and Cardinals

  57. braceyourselffor12 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    It had to be the more desperate of the two who was willing to bow down to York/Baalke.

    Uggghh we’ll see how this unfolds.

  58. longhairdontcare66 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    Boom or bust no in between.

  59. sjoyner59 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    Chip is a bum and his “gimmick offense ” will never at any time work in the NFL,at least in Philly there were some good players remaining to work with in SF its slim pickings…look forward to seeing the most over rated coach in the history of pro sports fail again 32 year season ticket holder for Philadelphia

  60. boltfan29 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:47 PM

    lol. This should be interesting.

  61. kneedragr says: Jan 14, 2016 1:47 PM

    WTF! Well, at least he wont be able to cut or trade all their good players away – they already left!

  62. dws123 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:47 PM

    LOL

    – Browns fan

  63. dallassux says: Jan 14, 2016 1:47 PM

    Where’s all the idiot trolls saying Chip Kelly’s back to school.

    Clearly you know zero about football.

    Well I guess u can always call him fat again

    Dopes

  64. bigpinkee says: Jan 14, 2016 1:47 PM

    id rather see him then some old ass retred that hasnt coached in 5 yrs…would have rather had holmgren then

  65. lionswinsuperbowl says: Jan 14, 2016 1:48 PM

    Man did the tide turn on this guy. People thought he was a genius two years ago

  66. jpk6044 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:48 PM

    Well, the alternative was Mike “I owe my career to John Elway” Shanahan so…

  67. shlort says: Jan 14, 2016 1:48 PM

    That is going to be a disaster. Chip failed miserably in Philly, coaching a team loaded with talent.

    I wonder if the deal maker was Kelly being willing to work with a horrible quarterback in Kaepernick? If that is the case, the 9er fans might as well get used to watching their team lose.

  68. nodonttellmewhatisthat says: Jan 14, 2016 1:48 PM

    That poor poor franchise.

  69. killitandeatit says: Jan 14, 2016 1:48 PM

    Popcorn popped,..check…,seat belts on… check…circus music on …check. Actually I’m a little giddy right now ,welcome Skip !!!

  70. floratiotime says: Jan 14, 2016 1:48 PM

    Chip went there because they don’t have any star players he needs to fire.

  71. albsure53 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:49 PM

    All I can do at this point is hope for the best.

  72. kaeprulestheworld says: Jan 14, 2016 1:49 PM

    What, how WHY!!

  73. rmfields says: Jan 14, 2016 1:50 PM

    Well, the good news is Chip can’t do to the 49ers what he did to the Eagles, since the 49ers’ roster is already gutted.

  74. babyjesus69 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:50 PM

    The ultimate BOOM OR BUST pick! As a niners fan I like it. If Kelly is able to ressurect Kap then BOOM!!! If it fails miserably then BUST and everybody gets fired including the GM. Either way is a win/win for the fan base.

  75. riflemanlax says: Jan 14, 2016 1:50 PM

    He went from dealing with Howie Roseman to Trent Baalke.

    That supposed to be an upgrade?

  76. Chris says: Jan 14, 2016 1:50 PM

    So this guy gets fired from the worst Division in football and he’s expected to do what in the basement of the Best Division in Football?

  77. denrec says: Jan 14, 2016 1:50 PM

    Wow. They’re dumber than I thought.

  78. blacknole08 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:51 PM

    So will he keep Kaepernick then?

  79. jluckow says: Jan 14, 2016 1:51 PM

    You fools can laugh if you want. Chip Kelly is a great offensive mind. He’s doing for the NFL what Mike D’Antonio did for the NBA with his up-tempo and spacing concepts. Don’t get me wrong, I think Arizona and Seattle still have the division next year as we rebuild our talent base, but this was absolutely the best coaching candidate available

  80. benfranklinshat says: Jan 14, 2016 1:51 PM

    “… Coaching is what Kelly does best”? “… an improvement in San Francisco”?!!

    When he was with the Eagles all you guys did was knock him! Ha!

  81. pioniere says: Jan 14, 2016 1:53 PM

    Hands down a better hire than Shanahan would have been. Shanahan was in the right place at the right time in Denver, but the game has clearly passed him by.

    Of course, with Baalke picking the players, the result with Kelly could be as bad as it was in Philly.

  82. williambowen63 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:53 PM

    Maybe I missed something in Philadelphia, but I don’t know what he did there to warrant him a head coaching job this fast, and in San Francisco where I’m sure a lot of good coaches would have taken that job.

  83. atthemurph says: Jan 14, 2016 1:53 PM

    Must have come at a tremendous discount.

  84. joetorontoisaclown says: Jan 14, 2016 1:53 PM

    Is he going to trade for Sam Bradford?

  85. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    The choice was probably motivated by Baalke wanting a coach who could get something out of Kaepernick so that Baalke wouldn’t look like a total failure in his drafts. It didn’t work.

  86. gator2006 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    But who is left for Chip to run off? The purge happened last summer.

  87. 61veloce says: Jan 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    Good luck with Chipper. 3 years here in Philly was enough. The league caught up with him. He gutted our Eagles of talent–left us with a pile of scraps. Maybe he’s smart enough to have learned from his mistakes (there were a LOT of them.) On the other hand, maybe he hasn’t learned from his mistakes….jus’ saying’.

  88. iman62 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    Get your popcorn ready. A GM who is trying to preserve his absolute control vs a coach who needed more and more control. Trainwreck.

  89. 6250claimer says: Jan 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    Tiggs, you’ve need a new tagline ever since Harbaugh left the building. How about #NOBODYHASITWORSETHANUSEXCEPTCLEVELAND ??

  90. richiethegreek says: Jan 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    This can’t be life.

  91. yorkmustgo says: Jan 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    Maybe they’ll trade for LeSean McCoy and Desean Jackson since they already know the offense.

  92. pridewatcher says: Jan 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    Cleveland, your move.

  93. blowfishes says: Jan 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    Could actually see Kaepernick getting offloaded (Browns?) And the 49ers taking a gamble on RG3 assuming he gets cut by the Redskins.

  94. arwiv says: Jan 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    I have to say, these last few days in the NFL, concerning coaching changes, has been a blast. You may not like these moves but you cant say that we havent been entertained.

  95. yorkmustgo says: Jan 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    Chip Kelly must be a really good teacher.

  96. suckafree9rs415 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    There goes the neighborhood.

  97. tmaczoozoo says: Jan 14, 2016 1:56 PM

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOKOLOLOLKOOPOLLOOPL L PLL

  98. weepingjebus says: Jan 14, 2016 1:56 PM

    That’s a funny way to spell Shanahan.

  99. the8man says: Jan 14, 2016 1:57 PM

    And just like that, more theater!

  100. scrp2 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:57 PM

    Wow, I don’t you could get better personnel guys than Baalke and Kelly. Under one roof? Watch out

  101. swtxn says: Jan 14, 2016 1:57 PM

    The morons in charge of that franchise screwed the pooch when they fired Harbaugh.

  102. sdcharger123 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:57 PM

    I think they obviously keep Kaepernick after making this hire. Chip Kelly gets his mobile QB like Mariota except with more big game experience. Honestly, it makes sense. I figured he’d either go here or the Titans.

  103. specialteamsposter says: Jan 14, 2016 1:58 PM

    Hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah

  104. youdrivemenutseagles says: Jan 14, 2016 1:58 PM

    His offense worked for a year, the 1st year, in the miserable NFC East.

    The NFC West isn’t were you get “cute” with your offense, you take that to the AFC South.

  105. Big Ant TV says: Jan 14, 2016 1:58 PM

    From NFL east where all that defenses are bad too the NFL west where all the defenses are good lmao poor Kap and or Blaine Gabbert or rookie QB

  106. jmc8888 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:58 PM

    He’s an improvement, but not much of one.

    The problem now for Chip Kelly is Kaepernick.

    He’ll be able to run the read-option portion of his offense, but won’t be able to make the quick reads and accurate passes that it also demands.

    In other words, everything Bradford did well in Chip’s offense, Kaepernick CAN’T. The areas Bradford couldn’t do, Kaep CAN.

    The problem with this approach is, what Bradford could do is a better fit for the NFL, and what Kaepernick can do, is not. You can’t run read-option 80 times a game. If Chip tries, he’ll kill Kaepernick.

    Kapernick can’t make reads, is indecisive, and will make a ton of mistakes. Him trying to run an up tempo offense? Hah. Would you want George W. Bush on your spelling bee team?

    If Chip wants a chance at success, he’ll be looking for another QB.

    This just reeks of the 49ers ownership trying to hire a ‘name’ and catch some ‘hype’, and trying to salvage Kaepernick and the contract they signed with him. Chip is enough of an idiot to perhaps think he can salvage Kaepernick.

    Chip probably said all the right things to the 49ers, the problem was, they were the wrong metrics to choose a coach on.

    Again, Chip instigated a power play when with the Eagles, and the 49ers conducted a power play against Harbaugh. Now you have two hard headed, manipulative forces joining each other.

    This looks like a disaster in the making.

  107. headwoundharry says: Jan 14, 2016 1:58 PM

    Cardinals Band Wagon is open. Come aboard!!!!

  108. thetooloftools says: Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM

    49ers fans.
    Condolences.

  109. purplekoolaid1 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM

    What dumpster is left to set on fire in SF? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for this franchise. I actually feel bad for the fans.

  110. apopnj says: Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! ========> 49er Fans LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!

  111. boss81hogg says: Jan 14, 2016 2:00 PM

    Dumpster Fire in Santa Clara on deck

  112. heybackatyou says: Jan 14, 2016 2:00 PM

    I am sure the NFC West defences are looking forward to welcoming Chip and his college offence to the division.

  113. jdbaker01 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:00 PM

    Harbaugh has to be laughing right now.

  114. RedStateDave says: Jan 14, 2016 2:00 PM

    So the tongue-chewing idiot lands on his feet …ready to screw another franchise. Can’t WAIT to watch this train wreck. LOL

  115. zillabeast says: Jan 14, 2016 2:01 PM

    Oh…wow. We are definitely in for more front office fireworks in San Francisco this year.

  116. tennesseeoilers says: Jan 14, 2016 2:01 PM

    Just in:

    49ers offered Kap, Hyde and Bolden for Mariota …

    … And the Titans passed.

  117. ebdug says: Jan 14, 2016 2:02 PM

    Hard to believe the 49ers weighed Kelly and Shanahan and decided to go with Kelly.

  118. jmc8888 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:02 PM

    Oh and he is the anti-harbaugh.

    Players loved Harbaugh, and left when he left.

    Meanwhile Kelly alienated his best players, even guys he just signed, and will use guys out of position.

    Hyde is a tough runner, so he might be DeMarco Murray’ed. Hyde isn’t his style of back.

    He’s going to grate on players and for a team that had Harbaugh and Tomsula, it’s going to probably be a helluva culture shock.

  119. terwoiu says: Jan 14, 2016 2:02 PM

    RG3 to SF

  120. bradygirl12 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:02 PM

    Just what the team needs… another toxic head coach. I don’t see this ending well.

  121. Kenny Knodt says: Jan 14, 2016 2:02 PM

    I hope to God this means Kaep gets back on track. Since we aren’t getting Goff in the draft, I’m really praying for some QB Whisperer magic from Kelly- Kaep is a good fit for this West Coast Tempo offense.

    Now that this is settled, the 49ers need to use that 50 million cap space to get a bunch of fresh WRs with speed and O-Lineman.

    And Balke has ONE task in the draft- get tons of defense to keep up with the tempo of Kelly’s system.

    Let us pray 49er Faithful!

  122. BigGuyForYou says: Jan 14, 2016 2:02 PM

    Only a half hour late “breaking” the news, way to stay on top of things pro football talk.

  123. eagles1960 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:04 PM

    If I was a niners fan I’d be chippin my pants

  124. joenash72 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:04 PM

    Better hire than Shanny or Holmy

    And I say that as a Seahawks fan

    He MAY be able to fix Kaep

    QB is tough to find, look at teams in playoffs like Texans with Hoyer

    May as well try and fix Kaep – at least he was good recently

  125. 61veloce says: Jan 14, 2016 2:05 PM

    Beware, he’s an ARROGANT dude. Having just jettisoned him from here in Philly, I can tell you that many players did not like him. That, more than anything got him fired. Not to mention he dumped top talent like McCoy, Maclin, and Jackson, to name a few. He’s all about his scheme. Created a highly toxic environment here.

  126. GrantRodgers says: Jan 14, 2016 2:05 PM

    The way the Niners logic works, Kelly was the easy choice for Baalke because this all but guarantees that Kaep will stay and Baalke doesn’t have to take a QB in the first round. This way, if Kaep fails, they can pin it on him and Harbaugh. And Baalke can use that first pick on a 3rd round prospect with a torn ACL/MCL to redshirt as a rookie.

    Every move Jed York and Baalke have made has been not to make the team better, but to have pieces in place that can be blamed on someone else in case that piece fails. That’s the Niners way. That’s the only reason Kelly was hired.

  127. ninerdynasty says: Jan 14, 2016 2:05 PM

    funny to see ppl trying to have an opinion on this while they don’t even know the difference between than and then or you’re and your .. smh.

  128. ravensfan56 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:05 PM

    The Falcons are a cursed franchise. Matt Ryan is overrated. It would suck it be a fan of that team.

  129. patslaya says: Jan 14, 2016 2:06 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……………HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA………HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, I think a little pee just came out.

  130. youbettercallsaul says: Jan 14, 2016 2:07 PM

    Look at the bright side you still have the giants and warriors right?

  131. leatherface2012 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:08 PM

    man, talk about flushing a turd and having it pop up somewhere else.

  132. rick359 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:08 PM

    In the famous words from Nelson of the Simpsons…

    Haw Haw!

  133. donatocha33 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:09 PM

    At least he doesn’t have that far to go to run that team into the ground…way to lower the bar SF!

  134. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:09 PM

    Fail.

  135. southpaw79 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:11 PM

    Are you not entertained?

  136. ninerfan81 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:12 PM

    its more important what Baalke does with the draft picks and salary cap space…he cannot screw this draft up, its essential that he fortify the areas of need and hit one home run one each side of the ball

  137. 209insider says: Jan 14, 2016 2:13 PM

    First impression, positive
    Next Step: Build a solid staff
    Make or Break: Establish open door policy with players

    Overall solid: “B”

  138. craigruby20 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:13 PM

    This is great news for us Eagles fans. If Chip fails we are happy we got it right. And if Chip wins with Kap and the Eagles don’t win Lurie will finally dump Howie for a “football” guy.

  139. skinsfolife says: Jan 14, 2016 2:14 PM

    Niner fans will be the next to hate clump kelly.

  140. coloradocowboy says: Jan 14, 2016 2:18 PM

    It COULD work. They could improve a …

    Nah. Sorry 9ers fans.

  141. pftbro says: Jan 14, 2016 2:19 PM

    Oh Gawd, what a friggin mess….The original flower child is going home…Come on, mom, we are moving…

  142. seatownballers says: Jan 14, 2016 2:19 PM

    I absolutely love this move.
    Guy couldn’t win in the worst division, now gets hired to compete against nfc west defenses.
    Should be fine. Liquor sales in northern cali will spike big time

  143. Deb says: Jan 14, 2016 2:19 PM

    Did not see this coming. I’m a fan of the kind of football Harbaugh installed in San Fran–just not a fan of Harbaugh’s … erratic … personality. Kelly-ball is not my thing. But maybe it will work for you guys. Good luck.

  144. gohawks7 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:20 PM

    Kelly and York will work well together….LOLOLOLOL

  145. citizenstrange says: Jan 14, 2016 2:20 PM

    This really surprises me. My sources were all telling me that the Niners were going to give the ol’ ball coach Steve Spurrier a second chance.

  146. slugbaitspace says: Jan 14, 2016 2:20 PM

    “…in which he was given full personnel control and didn’t know what to do with it.”

    And now he’s paired up with a GM who doesn’t know what to do with it…

  147. jerruhjones says: Jan 14, 2016 2:22 PM

    The Browns are now officially off the schnide….good luck 9’ers.

  148. baltimorons says: Jan 14, 2016 2:22 PM

    Hahahahaha

  149. baltimorons says: Jan 14, 2016 2:22 PM

    Hahahahaha

  150. JSpicoli says: Jan 14, 2016 2:22 PM

    Please please please let this mean that the stupid narcissist stays at QB.

    I’d love to watch another season of notepad getting exposed as a horrible QB.

  151. leatherface2012 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:23 PM

    should have gotten jim bob’s cooter

  152. lightofkolob says: Jan 14, 2016 2:23 PM

    As a diehard 49ers fan I’m very happy with this hire. I’m glad the team has an offensive minded coach that doesn’t want to emulate the 2000 Baltimore Ravens. This is also an excellent fir for Colin Kaepernick….so we don’t have to waste a draft pick on a QB. Good hire.

  153. coltzfan166 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:24 PM

    49ers head coaching carousel:

    Plan A: Adam Gase (takes Dolphins job)

    Plan B: Hue Jackson (takes BROWNS job)

    Plan C: Tom Coughlin (not the right fit)

    Plan D: Choose between washed-up Shanahan and the “genius” Chip

    *Flips a coin and hires Chip

  154. blakeden says: Jan 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    Chip Ahoy and Baalke what a hand to draw too…..Oh and Dork

  155. Brown Anchor says: Jan 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    Kelly/Kaepernick ’16

  156. billswillnevermove says: Jan 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    Poor bastards.

  157. radrntn says: Jan 14, 2016 2:27 PM

    one year from Now…Chip Kelly will be demanding that Trent Balke goes, and he gets full personnel decsions.

  158. unclemoobaa1911 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:29 PM

    My condolences to the entire 49ers team but especially the defense, buy stock in ben-gay and flexall 454.

  159. heybackatyou says: Jan 14, 2016 2:29 PM

    Chip is likely an upgrade over Jim Tomsula. But if the Niners trade for Riley Cooper….

  160. ivanpavlov0000 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:30 PM

    Kelly had to run away from Philly after creating a huge mess (that he didn’t even want to try to clean up). He got hired by the Niners because he’s friends with Tom Gamble.

    This is as big of a mistake as firing Harbaugh.

    In college, Kelly didn’t deal with players. He made players deal with him. In the NFL, that attitude doesn’t fly. Grown men don’t have to put up with that. That’s why Kelly isn’t an NFL-level coach.

  161. a1b24312 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:31 PM

    Did they hire someone to teach him interpersonal skills, too?

  162. nfliferfan22 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:31 PM

    20 wins in two seasons with Nick Foles.. Anyone who says he can’t coach is an ignorant hater troll! GO DROWN YOURSELF LOSERS!

  163. a1b24312 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:32 PM

    Rey thought Shanahan was going to get this job. But jeez, the front office must really want to retain control.

    Eddie D. can’t you save your family from its self devouring?

  164. xmatt0926x says: Jan 14, 2016 2:33 PM

    Just got word from a guy I know who works in the Niners front office. After the hire Kelly called him and asked for a rough list of the good players left on the team.

    The front office guy handed it to him and said “these are the players left who you can build with , Chip”. Chip said “build with? No, cut them right now! You know my track record from Philly, right? Cut them now, homey”

    That’s straight from the source ,fellas.

  165. realfootballfan says: Jan 14, 2016 2:34 PM

    How do you do worse than worn out Mike Shanahan. You hire Chip Kelly to coach your pro team. Navaro Bowman will have 500 tackles next year, lol.

  166. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 14, 2016 2:35 PM

    Thank you 49ers,

    signed by the LA Rams, AZ Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks.

    Can the Broncos please hire Josh McDaniels again!

  167. zampft says: Jan 14, 2016 2:35 PM

    Cool I like Chip Kelly. I’ll look forward to watching the 49ers next season.

  168. mogogo1 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:36 PM

    The one franchise where Chip Kelly the GM would probably have been an upgrade. Except they’ll just undermine him like they do all their coaches.

  169. fishyinalittledishy says: Jan 14, 2016 2:36 PM

    Lmao, nobody is safe from ridicule, coaches, players, owners etc are either buffoons, cheaters, drug takers. Football fans are funny aren’t we ?

  170. contender21open says: Jan 14, 2016 2:38 PM

    These 9er fans act as if they just signed Adam Gase and his incompetent staff.

    Signed: Disgruntled Phin Phan

  171. headwoundharry says: Jan 14, 2016 2:39 PM

    Remember when the 49ers were head and shoulders the class of the NFL? Man, what a downfall!

  172. hahalolrofl says: Jan 14, 2016 2:41 PM

    49ers want to get 1st pick every year or what

  173. sporkey3 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:41 PM

    19-0 Confirmed.

  174. skinsfolife says: Jan 14, 2016 2:41 PM

    20 wins with another persons players. Keep that in mind. His offense doesn’t work in the NFL because his defense gets zero rest. It was a flash in the pan.

  175. bigbenh8tr says: Jan 14, 2016 2:43 PM

    Thanks for replacing my Cowboys as the biggest circus in the NFL.

  176. bobbyhoying says: Jan 14, 2016 2:45 PM

    As usual, all the detractors are wrong. He’s not out of the NFL and he’ll have similar success to what Andy is enjoying in KC while the team I formerly supported has Howie. Whoopie!

  177. sladewilson85 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:46 PM

    Every RB on the roster just retired. Ya’know, because of concussions…

  178. winninaintsinnin says: Jan 14, 2016 2:46 PM

    LOL. Niner fans have this coming

  179. daramsman says: Jan 14, 2016 2:46 PM

    And the dumpster fire continues in San Fran…You think the stands were empty last year Jed…wait until about the 10th game of the season.

  180. stexan says: Jan 14, 2016 2:48 PM

    Pretty soon we’ll get word that the entire 49ers roster has retired.

  181. beernap says: Jan 14, 2016 2:48 PM

    Chip took the 4/12 Eagles to a 10/6 season. I’m sure niners fans would like to turn 5 wins into 10.

    The problem is going to be that the rest of the NFL has already seen Chip’s 7 offensive plays. I don’t think you can take 2 bites from the same apple.

  182. acsphoenix says: Jan 14, 2016 2:49 PM

    Welcome to the NFC West Chip! LOL too funny!

  183. athwartships says: Jan 14, 2016 2:49 PM

    hilarious

  184. rajbais says: Jan 14, 2016 2:50 PM

    This move is an insult to Stanford. They hired a guy who got his ass kicked by The Cardinal as Oregon coach. This is Dennis Erickson all over again. Btw, he was 7-7 vs. 10+ win teams in the NCAA.

    This might be an improvement over Tomsula but a downgrade from Harbaugh … BIG DOWNGRADE FROM HARBAUGH … and David Shaw.

  185. stoptrippn says: Jan 14, 2016 2:54 PM

    This is like trump taking over the black caucus

  186. ballboy48 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:55 PM

    I’m laughing so hard at the Niners management, saying that we wanted Chip all along, and Hue didn’t choose CLE over us. If that’s the case why wait to hire Kelly? Especially since time is of essence in the NFL. THIS IS ANOTHER DEPERATION MOVE BY THE NINERS.

  187. oreo51 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:57 PM

    The Seahawks are going to have fun beating up the Niners for a few more years.

  188. jjackwagon says: Jan 14, 2016 2:57 PM

    Look for Kaepernick to get traded for Weeden tomorrow.

  189. thegenghiskahn88 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:59 PM

    Poor Carlos Hyde. Chips system doesn’t fit him at all

  190. jhg0325 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:59 PM

    Whelp, at least there are any pro-bowlers for him to get rid of.

  191. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 14, 2016 2:59 PM

    I can’t picture this working for the life of me. Baalke and Kelly on the same team? He is gone in a year or two.

  192. jhg0325 says: Jan 14, 2016 3:00 PM

    Whelp, at least there aren’t any pro-bowlers for him to get rid of.

  193. jwcarlson says: Jan 14, 2016 3:02 PM

    I am praying that he goes and gets Sam Bradford. Make. It. So.

  194. chipkellypleasedie says: Jan 14, 2016 3:03 PM

    Today is a sad day for me. Ive been a niner fan since I could walk but I could never follow chip kelly. Buying my Russell Wilson jersey today!!

  195. collectordude says: Jan 14, 2016 3:03 PM

    In best Darth Vader voice:
    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  196. clickablecontent says: Jan 14, 2016 3:04 PM

    I disagree with any assessment that Kelly would be good for Kaepernick. The QB thrived with Jim Harbaugh as his head coach, who nurtured him as a “players’ coach”. Kelly is the opposite: An intellect with reportedly poor interpersonal skills. The 49ers are going to need a better leader under center.

  197. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jan 14, 2016 3:15 PM

    …..The Cardinals…Seahawks…and even the Rams APPROVE of this hire!

  198. kevpft says: Jan 14, 2016 3:18 PM

    From completely proven and successful coach, to coach with no experience, to as-yet-unproven coach. interesting path there, 49ers.

    I have nothing against Kelly, so here’s hoping he gets a fair shot to do his work. I think the Eagles got panicky in cutting him.

  199. vegasgreek says: Jan 14, 2016 3:20 PM

    what happened to coach shaw from stanford ?

  200. docsmith54 says: Jan 14, 2016 3:22 PM

    Fans do not make good general managers, just as they don’t make for analyzers of Tiger’s swing issues. That said, Kelly will be fine.

    Tomsula got caught up in key player departure circumstances – many of which occurred after he had already hired on as HC. Harbaugh would have won, big maybe, precious few more games than Tomsula anyway. The arguments here would damn the Dallas HC.

    I think hiring the only coach that won this year at NE is worthy of the SF job. If you have a QB you can win. And I would bet on Gabbert more than Kaepernick, as Blaine had a through-the-roof Wonderlic score and is better able to sort out the intricacies Kelly demands.

  201. heyyarnold says: Jan 14, 2016 3:27 PM

    8 and 8 every year that he’s there

  202. partymoney says: Jan 14, 2016 3:29 PM

    corporatemediaprostitute says:
    Jan 14, 2016 1:42 PM

    Kelly’s first act as 49ers head coach was to trade or release all starting players.

    WRONG! this is the 49ers, so all of the starting players just retired

  203. armchairqb says: Jan 14, 2016 3:30 PM

    /Howls of derisive laughter.

  204. cribbage12 says: Jan 14, 2016 3:31 PM

    This just in. The Philadelphia Eagles hire Jim Tomsula as its next head coach. And the Vikings still suck.

    News at 10…..

  205. ashburninsider says: Jan 14, 2016 3:33 PM

    Please welcome RGIII and Manzel to the 49’ers. They will be purely a read option team.

  206. quirtevans says: Jan 14, 2016 3:41 PM

    Hmm. RG3 to the 49ers? I wonder whether Chip could find a way to use both RG3 and Kap.

  207. romosmicrodongs says: Jan 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    Let this be the day the niners overtook the browns for most pathetic franchise in the league.

  208. blackstonevalleykettlebells says: Jan 14, 2016 3:50 PM

    Chip Kelly as a head coach is a poor man’s Mike Martz.

    Another double digit losing season in the works for the Niners.

  209. cowboys2016 says: Jan 14, 2016 3:50 PM

    Wow!!! Are you kidding me??? Chip Kelly!!! The 49ers must be a desperate franchise to make a move like this. I mean out all the possible coaches out there they pick him. SMH.

  210. trollhammer20 says: Jan 14, 2016 3:51 PM

    Chip bringing his fifteen minutes of possession offense to the NFC West.

    Seahawks #1 rushing team in the NFL, Rams have Gurley and are going to lean on him hard.

    It’s going to get brutal

  211. goodellisagoner says: Jan 14, 2016 3:52 PM

    Hide the snacks……………In a related story,stock has just risen in all of the Bay area McDonalds.

  212. Same Ol' 1 and Done Vikes says: Jan 14, 2016 3:53 PM

    Power hungry coach with spoiled and entitled power hungry puppet owner. What could possibly go wrong?!??!

  213. thejuddstir says: Jan 14, 2016 3:55 PM

    What is Chipper going to do, he doesn’t have any stars to trade away. This should be entertaining to say the least. It’s looking like Chipper put all his chips in one basket, going to a rebuilding franchise. If (when) he fails in S.F., who’s going to give him another shot in the NFL…..I can hear the colleges lining up now.

  214. thejuddstir says: Jan 14, 2016 3:55 PM

    What is Chipper going to do, he doesn’t have any stars to trade away. This should be entertaining to say the least. It’s looking like Chipper put all his chips in one basket, going to a rebuilding franchise. If (when) he fails in S.F., who’s going to give him another shot in the NFL…..I can hear the colleges lining up now.

  215. whyalwaysthehate says: Jan 14, 2016 3:55 PM

    “Chip is just not good enough”

    Tim Tebow

  216. trueblue1971 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:03 PM

    His coaching style will not work in the NFL. I’m sorry 49’er fans your owner just blew it!!

  217. granadafan says: Jan 14, 2016 4:03 PM

    I’m a longtime and real 49ers fan and not a new fan like our friends to the north. I’ll give Chip Kelly a chance, but the leash is short. I have very little confidence in York. It ought to be interesting/ dumpster fire to see how Kelly’s maniacal desire for personnel control conflicts with Baalke’s maniacal ego and horrible draft decisions.

  218. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 14, 2016 4:10 PM

    thank you,

    signed by the Rams, Cardinals, and Seahawks

  219. ebhaynz says: Jan 14, 2016 4:12 PM

    Wow, from Harbaugh to this is just one year.

  220. vanmorrissey says: Jan 14, 2016 4:17 PM

    Will he still get that Philly money?

  221. badmoonrison says: Jan 14, 2016 4:18 PM

    Craigslist will be awash with ads for used Niner jerseys, that’s for sure. Bargain basement prices too.

  222. meltuckersfreerelease says: Jan 14, 2016 4:19 PM

    “And I would bet on Gabbert more than Kaepernick, as Blaine had a through-the-roof Wonderlic score and is better able to sort out the intricacies Kelly demands.”

    BINGO – the only guy with the right answer.

    Gabbert is also an inch taller, has surprising wheels (ran a 4.6) and showed improvement and mature play at QB with the Niners. All this Kaep talk is ridiculous – he’s done. Watch Gabbert have a breakout year.

    It’s not Gabberts fault that his parents are flakes (Blaine and Tyler? give me a break).

  223. jvw1982 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:23 PM

    Good hire, I’m no Chip fan but this guy can coach, his problem is his ego, if they can keep his ego in check the 49ers will be competing in that division again….Chip has to learn from his mistakes and coach up the players the GM gives him no matter if their black or white……

  224. oldcracker says: Jan 14, 2016 4:25 PM

    Wow! Just when you get your hopes up for the 49’ers.

  225. PhD says: Jan 14, 2016 4:27 PM

    “In San Francisco, G.M. Trent Baalke will pick the players, and Kelly will coach them. Coaching is what Kelly does best.”

    Picking players is what Baalke does worst.

  226. theofficialshotcaller says: Jan 14, 2016 4:31 PM

    Hahahahaha this is absurd. Are the commentators going to continue to babble about his “pace” and “tempo” as his horrible playbook and horrible team get wrecked

  227. djaehne says: Jan 14, 2016 4:42 PM

    Jump ahead to 2018 season start:
    Chip Kelly has be fired, let go, replaced, dismissed, dropped from the team. I see now why NFL owners have to have stadiums paid by the cities they are in. Mismanaging money by hiring idiots again, again, and yet again.

  228. bert1913 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:51 PM

    good luck working for dumb and dumber

  229. snakeplizkn says: Jan 14, 2016 4:55 PM

    As an Eagles fan, the 49ers get the benefit of the mistakes he made in Philly…he’s a smart coach and Kap fits his offense, I think he is going to turn them around quick.

  230. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 14, 2016 5:00 PM

    Never thought I’d say this…but the Raiders are going to be the better team in the Bay Area for a long time.

  231. cornhusker44 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:06 PM

    chipkellypleasedie says:
    Jan 14, 2016 3:03 PM
    Today is a sad day for me. Ive been a niner fan since I could walk but I could never follow chip kelly. Buying my Russell Wilson jersey today!!

    ———————————————————————

    Imassuming you were born in about 2011 then. What a bunch of crap you type. You are welcome to your Wilson Jersey and the ShyTalks bandwagon. Check where Pete the Cheat was win wise before he fluked Wilson. Yes Fluked – he passed over him at least twice before they picked him.

    On the other hand, look (assuming you have learned to read by now) At the descriptions the applied to Bill Walsh, Bill Bellichick, Jim Harbaugh and now Chip Kelly.

    We might swing and miss, but we might also score several home runs. But whatever happens, Im ninerfaithful. You are bandwagon no-one. Good riddance. Pathetic oaf that you are. SMH

  232. charliecharger says: Jan 14, 2016 5:07 PM

    Kelly is a great hire because he’ll be easy to fire when they lose. There is enough negative stuff out there, most of it untrue, about Chip Kelly that makes him an easy scapegoat when the front office and coaches don’t see eye to eye. Some owners care about winning. These guys don’t.

  233. pantherpro says: Jan 14, 2016 5:07 PM

    Raiders enjoy your two seconds of fame at 7-9. You are now back page news again in the bay and there until you move out of town. Chip will take us back to promise land and being hated again by Seattle !!

  234. jjfootball says: Jan 14, 2016 5:15 PM

    Could this be anymore funny!

  235. cakesw says: Jan 14, 2016 5:16 PM

    Directions

    1) Take 1 part Water

    2) Take 1 part Oil

    3) Mix

    This is a train wreck waiting to happen (Again)

    Sure… Kelly can coach…

    but

    Baalke is the worst GM in the NFL…

    I can’t wait to see what Kelly is able to do with all the gems that Baalke keeps feeding him.

  236. jjfootball says: Jan 14, 2016 5:20 PM

    He was the only person desperate enough to say yes!

  237. jjfootball says: Jan 14, 2016 5:22 PM

    This is my favorite comedy series!

  238. badrobot74 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:22 PM

    You all know the The Hoodie failed in his first go-around in the NFL right? I’m a Niner fan admittedly, but I’m gonna give Chip a chance to bury himself before I join in with the rest of you. He did alright in Philly for a minute… And that’s one of the worst franchises in the league.

  239. smokehouse56 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:43 PM

    I’m happy for Chip Kelley. He has his QB in Kaepernick plus someone else is going to supply his players, not him. He’s on his home turf on the West Coast. Has a great stadium and practice facilities, a great city, now he only needs a great team. And that could be a problem. Now GM Trent Baalke has his job to do. I don’t think they will win more than they lose next year. But I think, long term, the Niners made a good choice. Better than Tom Coughlin, for sure. Chip Kelly is a winner. He is a much better coach when he is not his own GM. But he teams HAVE to improve from year to year or Jed York will give him his walking papers. I feel Chip is worth the chance.

  240. mostepicgnar says: Jan 14, 2016 5:51 PM

    Chip, remember to say “hello” in the hallway.

  241. fanofpft says: Jan 14, 2016 5:57 PM

    I called this one right. And Kelly must be wanting to run the QB more which Kap already did own his own.

  242. piratefreedom says: Jan 14, 2016 6:04 PM

    badrobot74 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 5:22 PM

    You all know the The Hoodie failed in his first go-around in the NFL right? I’m a Niner fan admittedly, but I’m gonna give Chip a chance to bury himself before I join in with the rest of you. He did alright in Philly for a minute… And that’s one of the worst franchises in the league.
    Report comment

    ——————-

    The Hoodie didn’t fail Modell, Modell failed the Hoodie!

    He even got that sad sack franchise in the playoffs before Art yanked the rug out from under everything😉

  243. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Jan 14, 2016 6:09 PM

    Well at least he can’t wreck this team any more than it is all ready.

  244. hawkforlife says: Jan 14, 2016 6:16 PM

    I bet the defensive players are already wondering how long they’ll be on the field. Better start training for the season now.

  245. uptome26 says: Jan 14, 2016 6:38 PM

    Yay Chip! We need your creativeness in a sea of lemming coaches. I may actually continue to watch NFL football again

  246. smelleygarcia says: Jan 14, 2016 6:52 PM

    I am trying not to lose my lunch. The signing of Chip Kelly will set the franchise back at least two years – he will try to make it work with Kaepernick but will get rid of the actually good players – I bet he moves Bowman out of town.

  247. imodan says: Jan 14, 2016 7:03 PM

    mikermiker says:
    Jan 14, 2016 1:40 PM

    Lol remember all pats brats telling us Chip was coming to NE to be a coordinator. LOL

    like he would go to such a tainted franchise.
    ———————————————————-
    The obsession is real. Get help there double M.

  248. headwoundharry says: Jan 14, 2016 7:21 PM

    This hire was clearly to jump the gate, management thinking that the casual fan will still remember Chip from Oregon days and not Philly. Unfortunately for the gate, Chip has already announced that black people will not be allowed to attend the games.

  249. hippieway says: Jan 14, 2016 7:52 PM

    Kelly and Kap, sounds like a comedy act . This will be great a coach and his QB. Can’t wait.

  250. speadkills says: Jan 14, 2016 7:57 PM

    From the Seahawks –
    We miss hating you guys. Welcome back.

    Best,
    The 12

  251. jvdrock says: Jan 14, 2016 9:58 PM

    It’s a good think Kaepernick is Italian.

  252. dseiler49 says: Jan 14, 2016 11:06 PM

    Amazing how many if you don’t know the difference between the head coach and general manager.

  253. aj66shanghai says: Jan 14, 2016 11:56 PM

    The problem remains that they have like half a roster of NFL starters. He can coach like the wind and they’ll still finish 4th in the division.

  254. mlander12 says: Jan 15, 2016 2:54 AM

    Who exactly is excited at the prospect of Trent Baalke drafting for Kelly? He’s got what, maybe 3 good picks that are still working out well since 2010. Bowman for sure, maybe Hyde and maybe Reid.

    Besides, how can Kelly not have a huge amount of influence on the draft and free agency. He runs a pretty gimmicky offense, there’s only so many guys that fit into it.

    Speaking as a Hawks fan this decision is pretty disappointing, I just don’t see the Niners becoming relevant again anytime soon. I could be wrong, I didn’t like the Carroll hire either.

  255. phillysquash says: Jan 15, 2016 5:45 AM

    Well he has a qb who fits his system. I personally wanted to scream and pull my hair out every 3rd and short and he lined up on the shotgun pistol formation. He did some things I liked but over all felt his offense is a gimick that ultimately struggles against stout defensive teams. Good luck Niners fans

  256. omeimontis says: Jan 15, 2016 8:50 AM

    The 49ers seem to have the best success hiring offensive minded coaches as their head coach. Bill Walsh was an offense-minded coach, and he won 3 super bowls. George Seifert took over for Walsh, and he won 2, although he had trouble finding an offensive coordinator long term. Stever Mariucci was next and he was offensive-minded, but alas he couldn’t get the 9ers into the Super Bowl. Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary and Jim Tomsula are all defensive-minded and none of them did well enough to hold onto their jobs. Jim Harbaugh was a quarterback and he took the Niners to 3 straight NFC championship games. Chip Kelly is probably the best person available for the job.

  257. shippopotamus says: Jan 15, 2016 10:51 AM

    bunch of tools making fun of this signing. probably little turds living in their moms basement. its a good gamble imo. pete carroll bombed in new england and is now great, belichick bombed in cleveland. Dick Vermeil was given another shot and came through….i wouldnt count out kelly just yet.

  258. burningrangers says: Jan 15, 2016 11:30 AM

    If the choices were Shanahan or Kelly, I would have probably gone Kelly too. I don’t know what people honestly see in retreads like Shanahan or Coughlin. Shanahan hasn’t done squat since the late 90’s with those loaded Denver squads and Coughlin couldn’t even manage to make the playoffs outside of the 2 seasons his defenses caught lighting in a bottle and carried them to his two Super Bowls.

    Just don’t give Kelly personnel control and let him just be a head coach. If he continues to suck it up in SF, then yeah, you can tell him to go back to college after that.

  259. 23rdusernameused says: Jan 15, 2016 11:39 AM

    Kip Chelly

    Good luck 9er fans, he brought eags fans some good wins…
    and some HORRIBLE losses… don’t get mad if you’re on the other end of a 45-10 or a 45-13 loss!

  260. 23rdusernameused says: Jan 15, 2016 11:39 AM

    just pray, I mean PRAY HARD, that Kip does NOT BRING BILLY DAVIS w him!!!!!!!!!!

  261. mostepicgnar says: Jan 18, 2016 10:32 PM

    The organizational situation in Philly is bad. Read up on Howard Roseman, there is your problem. Roseman wanted Kelly and a struggle ensued after Howie was demoted. Joe Banner, Tom Gamble, Ed Marynowitz and Howie are all gone yet Roseman remains. Do some research, you will find it all points back to Howie.

  262. pop562 says: Jan 19, 2016 6:05 AM

    Chip Kelly as an offensive minded coach and is an upgrade over Jim Tomsula. This can either be a good situation or bad situation. No one knows until the next season starts.
    If Chipper learned anything from his tenure at Philly he better start changing his ways in this new franchise. If the players won’t back up the coach then 49ers will have a long road ahead. I am not a betting man but I can see the 49ers winning more games with Kelly than Tomsula and that’s not saying much. It’s going to take a few more years for the 49ers to get back to competing again. I see this hire as improving the offensive game. I just hope he doesn’t mess around with the defense.

  263. polapea says: Jan 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    Simplistic offense that relies on one trick (pace) which defenses have caught up to. He may have some initial success with a more mobile QB but Kelly’s too married to his system to have any longterm success in the NFL.

    The biggest impact he has is on the D. Kelly’s system doesn’t allow complimentary football. In the NFL the best defense is an offense that controls the ball and the clock, Kelly doesn’t think this is true and it will be his downfall.

  264. PokeSalad says: Jan 19, 2016 11:58 AM

    I can’t wait to see the 49ers in 2016…this will either work wonderfully, or fail spectacularly. Either way, it won’t be boring!

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