Five 49ers to watch in Super Bowl 58 clash vs. Chiefs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
LAS VEGAS — Nobody has more at stake in Super Bowl LVIII than 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.
He has long been regarded as one of the top offensive minds of this generation. The only thing he is missing is the jewelry that comes along with being the best in the NFL.
This is Shanahan’s third trip to the Super Bowl, and the first two ended in agonizing fashion after his team blew sizable second-half leads. His devastating losses came as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons and four years ago in his current role.
One game can forever change perceptions.
With a win, Shanahan will potentially move forward on the track toward a Hall of Fame career.
A loss Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs certainly will provide plenty of material for the social media trolls.
But the man in charge of the organization is keeping the outcome of this one game in perspective.
“I love Kyle,” 49ers CEO Jed York said. “I would be hard for me to say I enjoy working with anybody more than I enjoy working with Kyle. I think Kyle is a phenomenal coach. I think he’s done a phenomenal job with our club.
“I don’t really care what the outside perception is. It is very, very difficult to make the playoffs. It’s very difficult to get to a championship game. It’s very difficult to win a championship game. It’s more difficult to get to this game. Kyle’s results more than speak for themselves.”
The 49ers implemented their game plan more than a week ago, and several players have spoken about how excited they are to bring life to Shanahan’s offensive ideas against a tough Kansas City defense.
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Publish date : 2024-02-10 19:18:25
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