Kyle Shanahan: Too early to get excited about being undefeated

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The 49ers are 4-0 after Monday night’s thumping of the Browns, but head coach Kyle Shanahan says this isn’t a time to celebrate.

Asked after the game what it means to him to be undefeated, Shanahan said he’s not getting excited just yet.

“It’s still early. We’ve played four games, one less than most people. If you tell me that at the end of the year, when the season’s over, you’ll see me celebrating pretty hard,” Shanahan said.

In his first two years as 49ers head coach, Shanahan started seasons 0-9 and 1-7. Starting his third season 4-0 may seem different, but Shanahan said he’ll handle it the same way, by not paying attention to the record and only paying attention to the next opponent.

The next opponent is the 3-2 Rams, in a game that suddenly looks like a huge one in the NFC West.

21 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: Too early to get excited about being undefeated

  1. Not a 49ers fan. In fact, really not even neutral about them. They’re annoying with big mouths like Sherman and Bosa. But, it’s good for the game that they are finally getting up off the mat and becoming more than an automatic win for the rest of the division. When they are decent, the rest of the division strives to be better too. Seattle was at its best when SF was also very good. Now the Rams are also in the mix. Makes for good football. Now if only those clowns in Phoenix would have a clue…

  2. The extension game will be a real good one….. should tell us a lot about BOTH teams….

  3. Yeah, if he is undefeated at the end of the year, then he will celebrate hard indeed. 16-0 has only been done once before in the history of the NFL. It is too early to get excited because they have a tougher second half of the schedule. So far they have not faced a team with a winning record, even though they won convincingly against 3 of their first 4 opponents.

  4. He started 0-9 when Brian Hoyer was his starting quarterback, and he started 1-2 with Jimmy G. was hurt in the 3rd game against Kansas City. When Jimmy G. is the starter, Shananhan is 10-2 as HC.

  5. It’s nice but he is right, way to early to get excited. 5-0 doesn’t get you in the playoffs or win your division.

  6. whybotherifeverythinggetscensored says:
    October 8, 2019 at 6:00 am
    It is interesting that Brady’s backups are both going very well. JG is 4-0, and Brisette is 3-2, and just took out KC.
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    Uhm, did you even watch the game? JG didn’t play any better than Baker, except the pics. I’d suggest you tap the brakes on annointing JG with a “very well” grade.

  7. Shanahan is right, no one wins a SB with a 4-0 record, there’s a long way to go. Besides beating the Browns may not be all it was cracked up to be before the season started…

  8. “JG didn’t play any better than Baker”

    Now this is just ridiculous. Garoppolo was one Pettis dropped touchdown away 220+ yards passing and 3 TDs. He didn’t have to do much because his offense was picking over ten yards per attempt on the ground for most of the game.

    He didn’t look great but he did more than enough to keep the offense moving down the field.

  9. Yea but but but, what about the Vikings huge win over the g men? Shouldn’t we be talking about how they’re gonna start their 10 year dynasty next year or the year after or the year after that?

  10. Bucs, Bengals, Browns, & Steeler’s with Big Ben out & the backup QB also out. Of course they are 4-0 soon to be 4-4

  11. The 4 teams they’ve beaten have a combined record of 5-15. They also get to play the Cardinals (twice), Redskins, and Falcons who have a combined record of 2-13

  12. “It is interesting that Brady’s backups are both going very well. JG is 4-0, and Brisette is 3-2, and just took out KC.”

    Both of them learned to prepare from Belichick and Brady, should be no surprise they’re doing well.

  13. egomaniac247 says:
    October 8, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    The 4 teams they’ve beaten have a combined record of 5-15. They also get to play the Cardinals (twice), Redskins, and Falcons who have a combined record of 2-13

    This is a weak argument that is used way too often. It’s a league of parity and you play the teams on the schedule. Doesn’t matter who or what their records are as long as you win and this team has. A lot of teams haven’t done that. Niners have won every game convincingly with the exception of the Steelers game in which they turned the ball over multiple times yet still won because they were a much better team. The Browns were coming off a big win on the road in Baltimore and the Niners destroyed them. That means something and they will continue to get better and more confident with wins like that.

  14. Uhm, did you even watch the game? JG didn’t play any better than Baker, except the pics

    Thank you, I really needed a good laugh today 🤡🤦‍♂️

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