Kelly won’t change his ways in new coach­ing job with 49ers

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Chip Kelly can han­dle the chat­ter and crit­i­cism, from his own play­ers and oth­er­wise. Mov­ing way out West might be among the only changes he’s plan­ning as new 49ers coach, with Kelly in­sist­ing he is per­fectly con­tent let­ting gen­eral man­ager Trent Baalke call the shots when it comes to per­son­nel and the 53-man ros­ter. And, no, he’s not ready to name Colin Kaeper­nick his quar­ter­back – Kelly likes both Kaeper­nick and Blaine Gab­bert, who ended the sea­son as San Fran­cisco’s starter. Fired for the first time in his ca­reer by the Ea­gles af­ter Week 16, Kelly was out of work for all of two weeks be­fore land­ing a $24-mil­lion, four-year con­tract to coach the 49ers last Thurs­day.

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