LISTEN: The No Huddle Vault: 49ers Legend Ricky Watters →
placeholder image

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Mike Nolan on 49ers QB battle: “I think Kaepernick is the better choice”

Jul 6, 2016 at 10:57 PM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
Former San Francisco 49ers head coach and NFL defensive coordinator Mike Nolan appeared on NFL Network's NFL Total Access on Wednesday and shared what he felt was a top training camp storyline to watch. His answer was the Chip Kelly situation as well as the impending quarterback competition in San Francisco.

"I think the one to watch is Chip Kelly and the San Francisco 49ers and how he manages that quarterback situation," said Nolan. "Obviously he has two quarterbacks in [Colin] Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert that he's picking from. Personally, I think Kaepernick is the better choice because I think he fulfills all of what Chip Kelly's offense utilizes – so I think he'd be the best choice."

"The other thing that is really important for Chip, in my opinion, is that he's got to dismiss some of these personality things that he's got with his football team," continued Nolan. "I think he's got to get a structure in place and he's got to build that chemistry on that football team because that's really what they've lost. This is still a semi-talented football team."

When asked if Kelly needs to win the locker room, which he has done according to numerous players on the team who say they have bought into what Kelly is selling, Nolan responded, "After what they've been through for two years ... the last two years ... that's exactly what he's got to do in my opinion. It's not about X's and O's, it's going to be solely be about how that head coach stands in front of that group and what they think."

You can watch the entire segment below.

Top training camp storylines to watch
Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Six 49ers stars land in NFL merchandise rankings

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

After representing the NFC in last season's Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers are once again poised as championship contenders for the upcoming 2024 season. The team has been to four NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls over the past five seasons. Success begets popularity, as evidenced by the remarkable presence of six 49ers players in the NFLPA's rankings of officially


placeholder image

Maiocco less confident 49ers will get a deal done with Brandon Aiyuk

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

The San Francisco 49ers have had success signing their big-name players to contract extensions in recent years, securing deals with George Kittle, Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, and Nick Bosa. However, that last one didn't get finalized until dangerously close to the start of the regular season. This year, the team has been trying to get a deal done with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. While the 49ers were confident early on, given their successful track record, that a deal would be reached, the two sides reportedly remain far apart in negotiations. Last week, Michael Silver of the San Francisco


placeholder image

How George Kittle responded to a question about 49ers' Super Bowl strategy

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle joined the "Dan Patrick Show" and was asked a question he had not encountered before: What would he change about the strategy the 49ers deployed in their Super Bowl loss against the Kansas City Chiefs? Kittle didn't immediately have an answer. However, after reflecting on the game, he prioritized better ball protection, feeling that might have made the difference. The fumble by running back Christian McCaffrey during the opening drive is the one play that sticks out in the tight end's mind. "I think if we could [avoid] that turnover, I think that's a difference," Kittle stated. It's worth noting that Kittle had an opportunity to recover the fumble, which would have kept the football in the 49ers'


placeholder image

49ers on moving past Super Bowl loss: "The wound heals, but the scar is still there"

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

The San Francisco 49ers didn't have to sit with the sting of February's heartbreaking Super Bowl defeat for too long. That's one of the benefits of playing deep into the postseason. Before you know it, you are back at work, preparing for the next season. Two months after the loss, the 49ers reported for the start of the offseason program, which concluded last week with a two-day minicamp. Most of the players and coaches have moved past that game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the memory of it serves as motivation for the 2024 season. That doesn't mean returning after the loss was easy. However, it's not the first time the 49ers have faced


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone