49ers To Fire OC Geep Chryst

New 49ers head coach Chip Kelly hasn’t yet been introduced via press conference, but he’s already making changes to his staff. San Francisco is expected to fire offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, a source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, as well as the following eight assistant coaches:Geep Chryst (Vertical)

  • Scott Brown, defensive line
  • Ronald Curry, wide receivers
  • Ejiro Evero, defensive assistant
  • Aubrayo Franklin, defensive assistant
  • Tim Lewis, defensive backs
  • Steve Logan, quarterbacks
  • T.C. McCartney, offensive assistant
  • Joe Scola, offensive assistant

In addition to those coaches listed above, four other former 49ers assistants have found jobs elsewhere in the NFL/NCAA. Chris Foerster (OL) joined the Dolphins, Adam Henry (WRs) will head to the Giants, Clancy Pendergast (LBs) left to coordinate USC’s defense, and Tony Sparano (TEs) will coach the Vikings’ offensive line.

Chryst, who was promoted from QBs coach to offensive coordinator after Greg Roman left for the Bills, lasted just one season in the Bay Area. Under former head coach Jim Tomsula, Chryst led an offensive unit that ranked 31st in yards, 32nd in points, and 28th in DVOA. Granted, he didn’t have much to work with, as quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert were largely ineffective, while promising running back Carlos Hyde was injured for most of the year.

As Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee notes (Twitter link), the omission of certain coaches from that list above — RBs coach Tom Rathman and DC Eric Mangini among them — could indicate that they’ll be asked to remain on staff (reports earlier today indicated that Rathman and both Niners special teams coordinators would likely be retained). Mangini’s role, in particular, remains uncertain, especially given that San Francisco interviewed Mike Vrabel today for its defensive coordinator position.

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4 comments on “49ers To Fire OC Geep Chryst

    • 49erStephen

      You serious? I’m loving that Chryst and Tomsula are gone. Anything is an upgrade from THAT. But Chip Kelly? That guy pissed off an entire franchise, including the players, then got ran outta town. He had losses of 45-17. 41-17. And 44-10. Um… I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Bellichik coached team, or a Harbaugh coached Niner squad have that happen. 3 losses like THAT in one season… The good coaches dont let that happen. We passed on a super bowl proven coach in Coughlin, and that other dude from Washington. His name escapes me at the moment. Also, a proven super bowl winner. Instead we went with a doucher who has racial accusations in his wake, releases star players, and has done NOTHING in this league. You go ahead and “like the moves” all you want. I’ll be looking forward to the end of the Chip era, and the next coach.

      • dyltown22

        I’ll be looking forward to the end of the Jed York and Trent Baalke Era because I can almost guarantee there will be no 49er success until that buffoon sells the team.

        • BayAreaSportsFan

          You mean until his mommy sells the team, or hires a real manager and calls baby Jed back to the crib. 49ers suck because the Yorks fired everyone the genius Eddie hired.

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