Carlos Hyde isn’t worried about playing for Chip Kelly’s job

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In three NFL seasons, 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has had three different coaches. As 2016 comes to a conclusion, does Hyde believe he’s playing for coach Chip Kelly’s job?

“I don’t really worry about anybody else’s job. I just worry about my job and that’s playing running back here,” Hyde said on Thursday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN. “So I’m just trying to keep my job.”

Hyde, who played college football at Ohio State, was drafted on the watch of Jim Harbaugh, now the head coach at Michigan. Asked about whether he thinks Harbaugh will return to the NFL, Hyde said with a laugh, “He can stay at Michigan. You know coach [Urban] Meyer has beaten him twice in a row so he can stay there. That’s the only game that matters anyway so he can stay there.”

I then asked Hyde to share a story about Harbaugh. Here’s what Hyde said: “Whenever there was a player’s birthday he would give you a framed picture from a game that you played in and a card. I thought that was cool because I’m all the way in California I don’t have family out here. So when it’s your birthday you don’t really have family there to celebrate your birthday with you but he would get with you at the end of practice, announce that it was your birthday, give you a framed picture and a card and I thought that was cool.”

“Cool” is a word used rarely regarding Harbaugh, who has a firmly-established reputation for intensity. Is he too intense?

“I came from a program where there was hard coaching,” Hyde said. “So if the coach was intense, with Coach Harbaugh being intense, I didn’t notice because I’m used to a coach being intense. You know being on the players, not letting people slack off, being on top of everybody. I’m used to that. That’s how Coach Meyer was at Ohio State.”

Which raises an obvious question: Should Meyer leave Ohio State for the NFL?

“Coach Meyer is good where he’s at,” the former Buckeye said. “No need to come to the NFL. He’s done a great job at Ohio State and he’s done a hell of a job. So he can just stay where he’s at.”

Hyde concluded by saying he’d like to stay where he’s at, and in our view the 49ers should want him. With more changes possibly coming to the team, however, Hyde could eventually find himself doing what he thinks Harbaugh and Meyer shouldn’t do — searching the NFL for potential employment.

8 responses to “Carlos Hyde isn’t worried about playing for Chip Kelly’s job

  1. How about all those times he got winded against NYJ. Guess its hard when youre consistently injured.

  2. “Cool” is a word used rarely regarding Harbaugh, who has a firmly-established reputation for intensity. Is he too intense?
    Um, lots of players have said Harbaugh was a great coach that they enjoyed playing for. I’m sure a lot of them have said he was cool. I know you have hate for Harbaugh, and the Niners, but at least be accurate when writing your articles. The fact that you said in your last sentence that he may find employment elsewhere is just irresponsible. The Niners want him to take over for Gore for the future, and when he’s been healthy, he’s been pretty good. Not as good as Frank, but solid. Hyde will be there for a long time. Your bias articles are really getting old. I don’t even read half of them anymore. It’s really a shame that you’ve turned off a lot of readers with your bias journalism. As for Chip Kelly, I hope when Baalke gets fired, and he will, he’s going to Denver, that the new regime gets rid of Kelly, too.

  3. The only people who were scared of Harbaugh’s “intensity” was ownership. The players respected and liked him just fine.

  4. Carlos Hyde could get on Frank Gore’s level if he would stop getting injured all the time. Hyde is the type of RB that loves contact. He goes for contact unnecessarily a bit to much, which is why he is oft injured. My Niners need to resign him as soon as possible. He’s our brightest spot on offense.

    On a side note, last year’s game against the Giants, Hyde trucked their LB Jon Beason. It was one of the hardest hits I’ve ever saw, from a RB carrying the ball and blasting a LB. Took Beason right out of the game. Not to knock Beason, because he had a solid career. He was also at the tail end of his career.

  5. RUN Carlos RUN!!

    As far as possible from the cancer named york

    You will never win with the greed family and their lack or desire of wanting a winning team

    The york’s are only here to fleece every nfl fan they can and screw the players

  6. Hyde IS our offense as much as Gore was during the Nolan/Singletary years though not as solid. With a better O-line and creative play calling he could have a bright future.

    All of it is contingent upon us getting a new GM from outside the organization to implement the necessary changes that would bring us back to respectability let alone contention.

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