Kyle Shanahan calls “B.S.” on report of friction with John Lynch

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t mince words when asked about a report Tuesday of friction with General Manager John Lynch.

Complete bulls—t,” Shanahan responded via text to Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com.

The report seemed dubious as Shanahan and Lynch have shown no signs of discord since they joined ranks two years ago when each man signed a six-year deal. CEO Jed York recently said he has more faith in the pairing now than two years ago because of their chemistry.

“I see that in spades,” York said. “It’s just awesome to watch those guys work together.

“I think it’s been interesting to watch these guys really come together and show they’re a stronger bond today than what they were two years ago, and it’s only getting stronger.”

Of course, at some point, it has to pay off in the win column. The 49ers are 10-22 since hiring Lynch and Shanhan, with Jimmy Garoppolo‘s early season knee injury taking the heat off a 4-12 record in 2018.

12 responses to “Kyle Shanahan calls “B.S.” on report of friction with John Lynch

  1. This was a made up story by Matt Miller from bleacher report. Dude has no idea about the NFL and makes stories up for that weak website. Lynch and Shanahan are tight. Of course they need to get wins or their act will be old, but this story is fake.

  2. That last paragraph was really unnecessary. Speaking for Niner’s fans; I enjoy the rose colored glasses of the offseason. Barring the three year mirage of Jim Harbaugh all we can hang our hat are these glowing offseason reports. It’s better for me if you don’t spoil it by referencing a win/loss record.

  3. Mr. Genius says:
    April 30, 2019 at 4:34 pm
    I call B.S. on them attempting to deny the claim as B.S.
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    I call B.S. on your calling B.S. on them attempting to deny the claim as B.S.

  4. It’s this kind of reporting by Bleacher Report is the reason for the term “fake news”. More journalists now seem to make up storylines via tweets or otherwise to see what sticks. Kind of disappointing.

  5. Re Garoppolo’s injury ‘taking the heat off the 4-12 record’ – the qb hadn’t played especially well prior to the injury.

  6. wreckdeutschland says:
    April 30, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    Re Garoppolo’s injury ‘taking the heat off the 4-12 record’ – the qb hadn’t played especially well prior to the injury.
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    How? The first game of the season was against the Vikings, which no doubt the game plan was to feature “Jet”. He got hurt it is hard to just change game plans without any practice. They won the second game. JG had the team coming back and was down by 10 points and just took the ball to the 10 yard line. Later we would see that KC blew out almost all other teams by double digits. So how did he not play well?

  7. Obviously the report didn’t just come out of nowhere. There were reports about Shanny not being happy when they signed Jimmy G as well. I honestly just think it’s normal friction between a HC and GM though. Definitely not to the level of Harbaugh/Baalke. These guys are ok. The time to win is now though.

  8. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was true, both of these clowns have big heads and they are very arrogant for accomplishing zero in their current positions.

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