Chip Kelly plans plenty of passes to Carlos Hyde

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San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde has totaled just 23 catches in his two NFL seasons. Coach Chip Kelly plans to change that.

Kelly said after watching Hyde at minicamp that he was impressed with how well Hyde catches the ball, and expects to see Hyde catch the ball a lot this year.

“He’s got really, really good hands,” Kelly said. “He made a really nice catch [on Tuesday] in the flats on a difficult throw. It’s interesting from someone that size and that has that skill set as a guy coming out of the backfield. So, it’s certainly something we need to continue to build upon with him.”

Hyde said he has always believed he’d be able to help out more in the passing game.

“I think it’s something that’s overlooked, but this year we may get to see it,” Hyde said. “I like playing receiver. It’s another opportunity to get out in space and get the ball in your hands. To me, it’s the feeling that you’re taking over the game. The defense isn’t just worried about your running the ball, they’ve got to worry about you coming out of the backfield, catching the ball and making plays after you catch the ball. It puts stress on the defense and opens up things for other people on the team.”

It’s a skill Hyde so far hasn’t been able to show off, but in Kelly’s offense, he will.

23 responses to “Chip Kelly plans plenty of passes to Carlos Hyde

  1. the Santa Clara 49ers do not have a qb that can get Hyde the ball consistently (every boxer has a plan until they get hit)

  2. Hyde will have a big year for us. If one thing I didn’t like in the past couple years is that we rarely if ever ran screens or threw to the running back.

  3. According to a local Philly writer, Kelly left Philly “in disgrace.” I guess the writer thinks Howie’s team will win 11 games this season to better the 10 Chip won in his first year.

  4. Or any WRs/TEs on the roster to open things up, so that the safeties and LBs aren’t waiting to tee off on him after catching a 1 yard swing pass.

  5. Hyde’s a great talent, but he still hasn’t proven to be a workhorse. He got injured last year, and now they want to add to his responsibilities? Okay, but you better plan to run him a lot less than lass year.

    Frank Gore had proven his durability. Sure he got nicked up here or there, but he had proven you could count on him.

    Maybe it was a fluke for Hyde to get injured last year, or maybe he’s just not the workhorse people think he is. Great talent still.

    In other words, you better have a backup plan, and not work him too hard until you figure it out.

  6. bert1913 says:
    Jun 10, 2016 7:48 AM
    the Santa Clara 49ers do not have a qb that can get Hyde the ball consistently (every boxer has a plan until they get hit)
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    When are you childish posters going to give up this stupidity of calling the 49ers “Santa Clara 49ers?” Thirteen NFL teams play their games outside of the city they represent and have for years. Give this up or start calling the New York, Dallas, Phoenix and the rest by their apprpriate venues as well. This is so stupid

  7. Duhhhh,,

    to start every game, swing pass left
    every first down, sweep right.

    We get it Chip.

  8. bert1913 says:
    Jun 10, 2016 7:48 AM
    the Santa Clara 49ers do not have a qb that can get Hyde the ball consistently (every boxer has a plan until they get hit)

    5 12

    The Seattle PEDhawks do not have a running back nearly as good as Hyde

  9. Niners fans – you will realize the truth by week three.
    We all had faith in Chip, but he had no counter-punches.
    Arrogance and inflexibility make for a very poor coach.
    Enjoy!

  10. lurch61 says:
    Jun 10, 2016 10:46 AM

    bert1913 says:
    Jun 10, 2016 7:48 AM
    the Santa Clara 49ers do not have a qb that can get Hyde the ball consistently (every boxer has a plan until they get hit)
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    When are you childish posters going to give up this stupidity of calling the 49ers “Santa Clara 49ers?” Thirteen NFL teams play their games outside of the city they represent and have for years. Give this up or start calling the New York, Dallas, Phoenix and the rest by their apprpriate venues as well. This is so stupid

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    What do you expect other than an inferiority complex from band wagoners who come from a PODUNK truck stop of a town.

    As Al Michaels said “to the rest of the country, Seattle might as well be in Bulgaria”

  11. Can’t throw anyone plenty of passes when Chip’s offense usually goes three and out

  12. I don’t get all the Chip haters on here. He took over a 4-12 team and went 10-6 back to back. The guy can coach. He screwed up when he 1) tried to be a GM and 2) tried to run his system with a very immobile quarterback.

  13. sactogary says:
    Jun 10, 2016 1:01 PM
    I don’t get all the Chip haters on here. He took over a 4-12 team and went 10-6 back to back. The guy can coach. He screwed up when he 1) tried to be a GM and 2) tried to run his system with a very immobile quarterback.
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    If you dont get the hate for Chip then you haven’t been watching the last 3 years. Yes he did take a 4-12 team to 10-6, thats solid but even that year Foles had an anomaly type year and that was in 2013. He did try to be GM under his own request and failed miserably. And Chip doesn’t need a mobile Qb but he also chose those immobile Qbs so idk what you’re getting at. On top of that he doesn’t adjust, his arrogance is through the roof, and he refuses to hold back on his uptempo. There’s some good things about Chip but the bad outweigh the good. Hes a meh coach. And meh coaches don’t last long unless you’re Jeff Fisher of course.

  14. It is absolutely fascinating to read all the OPINIONS – the bad and the indifferent re: Kelly and the Niners Offense.

    What will be even more fascinating will be reading how many will “fess up” and admit being all wet and all wrong while they eat a healthy plate of burnt crow.

    To not think, or realize, this man is not an idiot people. Being a basic human, you can bet he made some errors across the board in his FIRST shot at the NFL level with the Eagles. And to now suggest that he will blindly and stubbornly CONTINUE to make the same errors in judgement or mistakes is to not give the man credit for any sense at all. Child please!

  15. I am definitely not a 49ers fan, but this is the first sane thing I think I’ve heard from Santa Clara in a long time. They should use him like Reggie Bush.

    I never understood why you’d use a lightweight, speed RB only for plays between the tackles like the 49ers previously did. It’s possible to use him inside and outside the tackles, and it appears Kelly gets that.

  16. I can tell a lot of 49er “fans” are confused by the title. Just to clarify Hyde is a RB (runningback) not a WR (wide reciever). I know most of you haven’t paid any attention to football since 2014 but Hyde is actually pretty good. I recommend tuning in and checking him out for at least a game or two despite their record. I know that’s a tall order and goes against everything an SF fan believes in, but still.

  17. Philly fans are hilarious! They hate everyone even if they’ve had success. Ran Reid, McNabb, etc out of town. There’s a reason their piss poor fan base has never won a Super Bowl. They don’t deserve it! There’s never been a good NFL coach that did bad his first stint like Bellichick in Cleveland or Carroll in New England right? I’m sure you’ll do much better with Doug Pederson as your HC. Ha ha ha!!! Eagles are trash, go kick rocks losers

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