Chip Kelly’s failures in Philly doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll fail in San Francisco. Right? It all depends on whether or not he has the correct players to run the system he tried with the Eagles, and that was so successful for him at Oregon.
Colin Kaepernick is probably key to this success. So is Carlos Hyde. And Kelly feels that he has the correct pieces in place. But then again, he felt the same way in Philly.
When asked last week at the NFL owners meetings about the offensive talent he inherits with the 49ers, he did nothing to soften expectations for the 2016 season. The 49ers ranked 31st in total yards and 32nd in points per game. But to hear Kelly talk, it seems he has set the bar high for a dramatic improvement.
“There’s good depth there, without seeing them all run around physically,” Kelly said.
“Obviously, you look at what Carlos Hyde can do,” Kelly said. “He’s one of the really good young running backs. There’s a bunch of guys at receiver, led by Torrey, and Torrey really has a skillset because he can run. He’s kind of a matchup problem for people.”
H/T: CSN Bay Area