By Chris Wesseling


Around the NFL Writer

Published: Jan. 22, 2016 at 03:46 p.m. |Updated: Jan. 22, 2016 at 04:50 p.m.


When the 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach last week, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock¬†hailed the move as a godsend for Colin Kaepernick‘s slumping San Francisco career.

Mayock isn’t alone in that belief.

In his latest NFL Notebook, NFL Media’s Albert Breer relayed quotes from a trio of defensive coaches dreading the prospect of Kaepernick as a dual-threat quarterback in Kelly’s read-option offense.

“I think [Kaepernick] is a good enough passer, but obviously what’ll be a nightmare is his ability to run,” on defensive coordinator said. “That offense is straight ‘Freddy Krueger’ when you have a quarterback that can pull the ball and run at any given time.”

Kelly’s offense stalled out the last More >