Video: Kyle Shanahan correctly tells official pre-snap that George Kittle will be held by the Packers
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has led quite the turnaround after punching the team’s ticket to Super Bowl LIV. It appears he had a little help with the knowledge of foresight.
One of the many highlights that came during the 49ers win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Conference Championship was Shanahan showing off his fortune-telling abilities by correctly predicting a pass interference call on tight end George Kittle.
Kyle Shanahan told the referee before the snap that the Packers defense would hold George Kittle.
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) January 22, 2020
The video may show proof of clairvoyance from Shanahan, however, it is safe to say that his prediction was based on an entire season’s worth of watching defenders hopelessly try to guard Kittle without drawing a penalty.
The 49ers have not been shy about featuring Kittle as a central force of their offense. Not only is he a force as a run-blocker, but his size and catching ability make him a nightmare matchup for most defenders in the passing game.
That was certainly the case against the Packers this time around and Shanahan made sure that the referees were put on notice.
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