Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Anquan Boldin, Colin Kaepernick excited about Geep Chryst as offensive coordinator
It seems like a safe bet that the assistant that gets the most attention of that group is going to be offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. After a year that saw the 49ers offense and quarterback Colin Kaepernick take some big backward steps with Chryst serving as quarterbacks coach, Chryst will be charged with getting everything back on line in 2015. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is optimistic that he can do it.
âHe was actually my quarterbacks coach in Arizona my rookie year. Heâs a great football mind, and I think he can bring a spark to the offense,â Boldin said, via the teamâs website.
Kaepernick is âvery excitedâ about Chryst making the move to coordinator, noting that heâs open to âtaking shotsâ downfield. With CEO Jed York talking about Kaepernick running the ball more, weâre not sure how often those shots are going to come. Questions about the offense extend to the impending free agency of running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Michael Crabtree as well as the mystery of tight end Vernon Davis's sharp decline in 2014.
It adds up to a lot on Chrystâs plate heading into the season and his ability to handle it all will do a lot to determine the teamâs fate in Tomsulaâs first full season as the head coach.