The anthem issue has been a major topic in the sports world in recent months, starting with the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand for its playing. If Kelly keeps losing, it won't be unprecedented, at least in 49ers lore.
The phrasing of the question stemmed from a CBS Sports report the day before that claimed "several coaches" expect Kelly to retreat back to the college ranks because the high-powered offense that made him a coaching superstar at OR hasn't translated to the NFL.
Will both the Bucs and 49ers offenses struggle on Sunday when the two teams clash at 4:05PM ET in San Francisco?
With the San Francisco 49ers continuing to sink toward rock-bottom, head coach Chip Kelly is already being forced to answer questions about his future with the team and potential openings in college football. Kelly also dismissed speculation that he could return to OR after the season if the Ducks fire Mark Helfrich. However, he has won only three of his last nine starts.
Instead of the 22-mph wind he struggled with in last Sunday's 45-16 loss at Buffalo, Kaepernick should have much better conditions (partly sunny, 9 miles per hour breeze) at Levi's Stadium, where he's gone 6-6 as a starter since 2014. He hit on 16 of 34 attempts for 143 yards with one touchdown and one interception. "I thought he's been OK so far".
The crux of the 49ers' problems have come from their 32nd-ranked run defense under first-year coordinator Jim O'Neil. "On our two touchdown drives, we had players making plays on the field and we have to be able to continually do that throughout the game because defenses are talented". "I'll always explore those opportunities".
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Do returners need to be reminded of this season's rule change in which a touchback puts the ball at the 25-yard line?
"I think part of that is understanding the concepts that you're teaching and what he's being asked to do", Kelly said.
"It's not an order, it's not like you're cleaning your house and you're going to take it one room at a time", Kelly said. "There [are] a lot of athletes in the league at quarterback, but not a lot like him". That should make Bucs fans reminisce about the greatness of Jon Gruden, who was 5-1 in his first six games as Buccaneers head coach in 2002, on the way to a Super Bowl XXXVII victory.
Whoever runs, the 49ers must block better than in recent games, and that includes right guard Joshua Garnett if he makes his second straight start and first at home.
It's very easy for Kelly to say that now.
"We have the team", Lynch said.