Jim Rome: Will Chip Kelly be Any Different in San Francisco?


NFL reporter/author Jim Trotter joins Jim Rome to discuss if Chip Kelly will be any different in San Francisco than he was in Philadelphia.

Niners Bring Aboard Two Former Browns Coaches to Run Their Defense

The 49’ers coaching staff is taking more and more shape, and they are looking to Cleveland of all places to add coaches. Not exactly the place you would think to go to look for coaches, but coach Chip Kelly seems to think differently.

Today the team chose former Browns defensive coordinator DC Jim O’Neil as the new 49’ers defensive coordinator, and that comes after the team hired former Browns secondary coach Jeff Hafley for the same job with the Niners.

While with the Browns, O’Neil’s defenses ranked 23rd and 27th overall, but the Browns did rank 9th in scoring defense in his first season, and while with Buffalo he was the outside linebacker coach and they put up 57 sacks, which should give hope to the 49ers staff.

It should be an interesting fit with the 49ers, as their defense was shredded by the Browns in the meeting late last season in what was the Browns last win.

As for Hafley, he coached a defense that got beat up it seemed on a weekly basis, but also had to go up against good QB’s like Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco and Andy Dalton.

The 49’ers and their fans will get a shot to watch a pair of very good defenses in the upcoming Super Bowl.

The Broncos had the best defense in the NFL this past season, and the Panthers were also very good, to the point where they dominated the Cardinals on Sunday night, a team the Niners scored just 20 points against this season in two games. While enjoying super bowl commercial 2016 keep an eye on the two defenses in the big game and see if the Niners can be as good as one of those defenses in 2016 and beyond.

Twitter Take: Chip Kelly Takes the Stand as New 49’ers Head Coach

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Chip Kelly officially took the lead today for the first time as the new head coach of the 49ers, hoping to turn the franchise around after a tough 2015 season.

Here’s some of the various tweets about what the experts and fans are saying while the presser went on today with some of Kelly’s comments.

Podcast: The 49’ers Have a New Coach – Will it Help Them Turn the Corner?

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Video – Gottlieb: Mike Garafolo Talks 49ers’ Chip Kelly Hire

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NFL insider Mike Garafolo joins Doug Gottlieb to discuss the 49ers hiring Chip Kelly as their new head coach and what this means for Colin Kaepernick.

Podcast: Thoughts on the 49’ers Search for a New Head Coach

This is a short podcast discussing some of the potential candidates for the 49ers Head Coach position. I don’t get into details about what each brings to the table since they’re all offensive minded coaches, but I do give my personal opinion on some of the big names out there!

49ers to Chat with Browns OC John DeFilippo About Head Coaching Job


The 49ers are scheduled to interview Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo today for their vacant head-coaching position on Friday, a league source told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.

The 49ers received permission to speak with DeFilippo, who was granted permission to interview for the St. Louis Rams’ offensive coordinator position earlier this week.

DeFilippo is the fifth known candidate for the 49ers’ head-coaching job, joining ex-Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly, Buffalo assistant head coach/running backs Anthony Lynn, Cincinnati offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

DeFilippo, 37, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, spent last season on Mike Pettine’s staff as offensive coordinator after serving the previous three seasons as Raiders quarterbacks coach. Pettine was fired on Sunday after the Browns finished the season with a 3-13 record.

One of Cleveland’s victories was a 24-10 win over the 49ers on Dec. 13. DeFilippo’s offense rolled up 481 total yards, as Johnny Manziel threw for 270 yards and the Browns rushed for 230 yards.

Podcast: 49ers Week 16 Review