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Golden Nuggets: The Rumors Will Keep Coming

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The offseason is fast approaching for the 49ers. Sitting at 1-12, the 49ers will have a lot of rumors circulating around about the front office, coaching staff, and the draft. The biggest rumor had Denise and Dr. John York yanking control of football operations from Jed York and hiring an experienced football person to run the organization. Fans would be happy with this maneuver, but another report contradicted the statement. While Jed may stay in his current role, Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly may not be so lucky.

Trent Baalke has been a target for 49ers fans and media for awhile due to his draft picks and personnel decisions not paying off. His name will be in reports regarding his future with the 49ers, which does not look very promising. His draft classes have been less than stellar, but one player who is doing fairly well this season is DeForest Buckner. He currently leads all NFL interior linemen in snaps and is tied for the 49ers lead with sacks at 5. He is looking like a solid pick as a #7 pick in this past season’s draft and looks to be getting better each game.

Chip Kelly is also a target with this 1-12 record and the way his tenure in Philadelphia ended. His name was in talks to return to the Oregon football program, but they have since hired a coach. It is possible that Chip stays as the 49ers coach due to the organization not wanting to pay another head coach before his contract is up. If he does stay, he will need to find a defensive coordinator that can help this terrible defense and he will need to turn this team around in a hurry to last any longer as the 49ers head coach. Changes could be coming quickly to the 49ers as soon as the season ends.

49ers Links

The team does need a QB | Watson (Palazzolo)

Former Niners Passes Away (Weber)

Another one added to the list | Lost For The Season (Williams)

Congrats El Guapo | Carlos Hyde Nominated (49ers Staff)

The numbers are never what they seem | Contract Details (Maiocco)

It’s bad when you are fighting with Cleveland | Battling For The Bottom (Biderman)

Congrats Buckner | DeForest Buckner Nominated (49ers Staff)

Vance’s Contract Numbers (Biderman)

5 Prospects To Watch At Levi’s (Fann)

He has steadily improved | One Bright Spot (Maiocco)

Changes need to be made | Ted Robinson On The 49ers Structure (Jones)

Oh, the memories | Relive 49ers SB Win (49ers Staff)

Another IR Member (Inman)

Roster Moves (Fann)

Helping Their Own (Maiocco)

Season Ended For Daniel Kilgore (Biderman)

Has he seen the game tape? | Aaron Lynch Speaks (Jones)

RIP | Mourning Reuland’s Death (Inman)

Delivering Toys (Asher)

49ers Notes (Barrows)

Loss Of Reuland (Maiocco)

Eddie, talk to him | Eddie D And Jed (Jones)

Good memories for all 49ers fans | Kap’s Fond Memories Of Atlanta (Price)

Kap And Grad School (Biderman)

Buckner Up For An Award (Barrows)

Balducci Promoted (Maiocco)

He may be the only one | Confidence Champion (Biderman)

Optimism Lasted A Week (Branch)

Well, of course he is | Dilfer Protecting His Friends (Jones)

Kilgore Out (Branch)

Chip’s New Low (Hiremath)

49ers Video

Chip Mic’d Up (49ers Video)

Bringing Holiday Cheer (Sacramento Bee Video)

Buckner Evaluates His Season (49ers Video)

49ers Talk (49ers Video)