Mike Shanahan gets game ball after Kyle’s 49ers win in Washington

AP

It took a few years, but Shanahans have gotten their revenge.

After Sunday’s 9-0 win over the 49ers at Washington, San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan gave the game ball to his father, Mike Shanahan, who was fired by Washington as the team’s head coach in 2013.

Kittle added that the team was motivated to get a win today for both Mike Shanahan and Kyle, who made clear his disdain for the Washington organization with his “everything else” comments to reporters from earlier in the week.

The victory happened in some nasty, wet, awful conditions at FedEx Field.

“That’s some Big 10 football right there,” said Kittle, who comes from the tight end factory at Iowa.

And now the 49ers are 6-0. Kittle explained that the biggest difference from last year to this year comes from players’ increasing familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s “dense” playbook. In Shanahan’s third year with the 49ers, guys finally understand the offense the way they need to.

Moving forward, Kittle realizes that the 49ers will get everyone’s best shot. It continues next week, when the 4-2 Panthers come to town for the renewal of what was an NFC West rivalry from 1995 through 2001.

40 responses to “Mike Shanahan gets game ball after Kyle’s 49ers win in Washington

  1. That’s a ball that everyone who’s ever worked for this incompetent owner can enjoy. This guy is probably the worst owner in the history of pro sports, and even a worse human being.

  2. patswinyoucry says:
    October 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    I’m not sure why he is bitter, him and his father single handedly killed RGIII.
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    And how exactly did they do that?

    OH that’s right, in RGIII second year they told him he had to learn the Redskins playbook!

  3. How about Mike Shanahan give that ball to RGII, since he basically ended his career and all. Such a joke, he was 24-40 with the Redskins and had ONE winning season. he deserved to be fired….

  4. Similar scenario to BB + Brady. Won with fired without. Now guys like the Tuna on the other hand had success with several different teams/QB’s = true HOA coach.

  5. charliecharger says:
    October 20, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    That’s a ball that everyone who’s ever worked for this incompetent owner can enjoy. This guy is probably the worst owner in the history of pro sports, and even a worse human being.
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    That honor goes to Donald Sterling, but ol’ Dannyboy is in the top 5 to 10.

  6. There is a reason Mike Shanahan hasn’t gotten a job since he was canned by Washington. He’s a rat. I’ll give Gruden credit. He wasn’t constantly leaking things to the media to make himself look better when he wasn’t winning. He was constantly leaking internal team business to the local papers like Shanahan. Snyder is terrible. That doesn’t excuse a coach leaking info about the team. How are the players supposed to trust a coach that is dry snitching to media. The only winning seaon he had in Washington was RGIII’s rookie season. The one that ended when Shanahan kept him in the game when it was obvious to everyone but him that he was hurt. Even the announce team was wonder what the heck he was doing.

  7. nflhofcounts says:
    October 20, 2019 at 5:24 pm
    Shanny won with Elway, and then was fired from 3 different teams thereafter

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    also, cheated the cap 3 years in a row because the league apparently felt bad for horseteeth’s embarrassing super bowls and overall . 500 record

  8. Imagine running the ball in the Super Bowl in the 4th Quarter…. Nooooope

    hello3987 says:
    October 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm
    Imagine keeping Quinn over Shanahan…

  9. patswinyoucry says:
    October 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    I’m not sure why he is bitter, him and his father single handedly killed RGIII.
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    Yeah, he didn’t do it by sneaking back onto the field when he was injured. Which pretty much defined his time QBing, do what he wants no matter what the coach wanted. The guy killed his own career.

  10. “Shanny won with Elway, and then was fired from 3 different teams thereafter”

    He got fired by Denver after 14 years as HC. He got fired in Washington..because everyone gets fired in Washington but the people most directly responsible for the state of the franchise. What third team?

    Also how many SBs did Elway win in the decade plus he had in the league without Mike Shanahan?

  11. Kyle Shanahan is a loser. With that said, I think he’s a good coach and I actually respect what Mike Shanahan tried to do here in Washington – but you beat the Redskins 9-0…I love the Redskins, but even in a rainy game; beating this team isn’t saying much. Instead of parading around doing a bashing tour of your former employer, why don’t you show a little class to an organization that once gave you an a great opportunity. During your 4 year tenure in Washington, you won 6, 5, 10, 3 games; the 10 win outlier was thanks in large part to RGIII. The rest of the sample size sums up your value. Be thankful for the rare opportunity you have to coach in the NFL – you are fortunate to be doing what you are doing.

  12. In Addition to my comment above, George Kittle celebrated every first down like he has been trying to get a first down for years and finally got one – Act like you’ve been their before. You had more drops this game than first downs. Something tells me you’re probably a good guy; don’t take on the persona of your Coach, you’re better than that.

  13. nflhofcounts says:

    October 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Similar scenario to BB + Brady. Won with fired without. Now guys like the Tuna on the other hand had success with several different teams/QB’s = true HOA coach.

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    Let me fix that for you. He didnt do anything without BB. That guy coasted on BB. He didnt win anything without BB on his staff building the game plans for him

  14. “After Sunday’s 9-0 win over the 49ers at Washington, San Francisco coach….”

    Could someone translate that line for me?

  15. Can we get to the bottom of this year’s refs? Did you see it? Ref places ball… tries to run behind Garappolo… the play snaps… RB fumbles the ball on 4th & 1… the refs blow the whistle AFTER the play and say ref was not set. This is so amateur and as a fan I feel the NFL just doesn’t care about us anymore… Owners get their TV money and we don’t matter. Roger Goodell says whatever but actions speak louder than words. The discrepancy in calls for my team vs others just seems crazy… we all see it as it is happening. I want to watch a single game this year where my team loses fair/square… something is not right.

  16. So, the 49ers players busted their tails for 3 hours in the rain and mud and Shanahan Jr. gives the game ball too… his dad? Because this game is supposed to settle some family score that not one player on the 40ers even cares about? It’s a petty gesture by Shanahan. Petty and selfish.

  17. Soo…this week it’s the “Coordinator of NFL Past, next week its the “QB of NFL Present” (Kirk Cousins), despite what everyone thinks, both have moved on, and this NFL season, both are producing far better than Snyder’s Skins. I suppose they could consider looking back at their time as a series of learning lessons, and their careers are better for it.

  18. How about Mike Shanahan give that ball to RGII, since he basically ended his career and all.
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    Odd how Robert Griffin is maybe the only player this decade whose career was ‘ended’ by a torn ACL.

  19. patswinyoucry says:

    October 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    I’m not sure why he is bitter, him and his father single handedly killed RGIII.
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    True.

    Wait… didn’t Shanny turn RG3 into:
    + Rookie of the Year
    + Pro Bowl QB (as a rookie)

    In fact, it’s uncanny, all of these guys went to the Pro Bowl under Shanny:
    + Brian Griese (yep, career backup made the Pro Bowl under Shanny)
    + Jake Plummer
    and yes… even
    + Jay Cutler (true story)

    [Of course John Elway and Steve Young also made the Pro Bowl under Shanny’s offensive scheme, but we’ll just call those “beginner’s luck”)

    It might’ve been Hloti Ngata’s hit that sidelined RGIII’s career (that and a meddling, middling owner), and not Shanahan – who arguably got the best out of RGIII *his first year in the league*

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