Kyle Shanahan doesn’t regret his play calling in the Super Bowl
Kyle Shanahan has now had a few days to analyze what happened in Super Bowl 54 with the San Francisco 49ers but he isn’t remorseful in the defeat. Following San Francisco’s heartbreaking loss, Shanahan doesn’t regret his play-calling in the Super Bowl.
“I don’t feel it’s intense blowback,” Shanahan said, via Nick Wagoner of ESPN. “I’m not on Twitter or whatever all that stuff is, but I would never do that to myself anyway. I’ve lost a Super Bowl before and I’ve been a part of a bigger lead that was lost, so I’m very well aware of what goes with that. But I’m also not a good liar. How you guys hear me talk is exactly how I feel. I’m real upset about the loss because it’s hard to get there.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the 49ers held a 20-10 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs. It seemed that the Lombardi Trophy was going to be heading back to the Bay Area for the first time since 1994.
Instead, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense got into a rhythm and scored 21 unanswered points. On the other hand, Shanahan and the 49ers were unable to manufacture much offense when it mattered most.
This isn’t the first time that Shanahan has been part of a gut-wrenching double-digit blown lead in a Super Bowl. When Shanahan was the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51.
Given that he’s been part of two blown leads, Kyle Shanahan is beginning to receive blame for his play-calling in those games. Despite the outside noise, the bright offensive-minded coach believes he put San Francisco in a position to win in this year’s Super Bowl.