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49ers’ Kyle Shanahan tinkering with playbook ahead of Super Bowl matchup

Kyle Shanahan, 49ers

Kyle Shanahan is the mastermind behind the offense of the San Francisco 49ers and is the head coach is making sure that the team has the best gameplan heading into Super Bowl LIV. Just three days before the Super Bowl matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, Shanahan is tinkering with the playbook.

Via Jennifer Lee Chan in NBC Sports Bay Area:

“We put in a couple new hits today, took out some stuff we didn’t like last week,” Shanahan said. “It kind of takes a little pressure off the guys because they’ve had plenty of time to study and do stuff. . . .

The week leading up to the Super Bowl is a time for the marquee players to field questions from the media. The third-year head coach is glad that the team is nearly done with the off-the-field activities that are required of the players despite it being a fun time for the fans.

“There’s a little more things here you have to deal with so it’s nice to kind of have most of that out of the way. And now they’re doing the little extra details that will make them a little more comfortable on Sunday.”

In the playoffs, the 49ers were able to steamroll their way through the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. As a matter of fact, San Francisco was able to combine for 471 rushing yards; making it easy on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

But with the Chiefs up next, Kyle Shanahan knows that the team is going to have to put the ball in the air more. Patrick Mahomes and company have already proven that they can score 50 points with ease. Provided that, it’s likely that Shanahan is installing some pass plays that can take advantage of a Kansas City defense that is prepared to stop the run.