So after just one miserable season the San Francisco 49ers decided to fire Charles “Chip” Kelly.
Last year after going through the agony of having Jim Tomsula as head coach, the 49ers decided to hire ex-eagles outcast Chip Kelly. Some fans and media felt like he was the best “splash” hire available to help relieve the pain of the previous season.
First game versus the rams was great as the 49ers beat their divisional rival 28-0. The victory raised the faithfuls belief that the team could be getting better but that was very short lived.
Throughout the season fans were left with little to be hopeful for with the lack of preparation and adjustments during each game, this season just seemed to just get worse and worse. You could just sense the lack of excitement and energy from not only fans but the players in interviews and on the sidelines. Even a casual fan could see that the team had little faith in the coaching staff and lost all hope in actually succeeding.
His uptempo offense never really felt fast, was it the personnel or was it him trying to adjust. We’ll never know. One of his biggest negatives which would have never changed was his inability to recruit a good coaching staff. Very few defensive coaches would want to put their reputation on the line for a offense that would make their unit vulnerable.
I for one feel like in a different situation Chip Kelly should have gotten one more season to try to turn it around. However after the firing of Trent Baalke this had to happen. Was it fair to him? Probably not but for this organization to truly have a clean slate, he had to be relieved of his duties.
Jed absolutely made the right decision. Say what you want about his mistakes but he never seems to hesitate to try to right his wrongs which you must respect.
On to the next one Jeddy boy, fingers crossed that you find your own Bill Walsh and we don’t see you at the podium again after next season.