Kyle Shanahan alerted official to pass interference before it happened

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The 49ers held a 34-20 lead over the Packers and faced a third-and-three with 5:56 remaining in Sunday’s game. Kyle Shanahan called a play for George Kittle on a short out route.

Before the play was run, Shanahan told side judge Eugene Hall that Packers cornerback Will Redmond was going to impede his Pro Bowl tight end.

NFL Films caught Shanahan calling his shot.

Flag on an out route, 85 versus their guy,” Shanahan told Hall. “He’s gonna go inside and break out and [Redmond] won’t let him out. Watch.”

Redmond, who weighs 65 pounds less than Kittle, grabbed onto the tight end.

Two officials, including Hall, threw flags for the obvious penalty.

Redmond was cited for a 5-yard defensive pass interference, giving the 49ers an automatic first down. The 49ers burned another 2:25 off the clock and kicked a 42-yard field goal.

25 responses to “Kyle Shanahan alerted official to pass interference before it happened

  1. Will Redmond played for the Niners. He was known for pi calls, especially in practice. Shannahan already knew this. Smart thinking on the part of Shanahan.

  2. JamocaAlmondFudge says:
    January 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm
    I always felt there should be a penalty for trying to influence the refs. Can’t stand to see players flicking their wrists up in the air after every play. It’s gotta go.

    EVERY coach does that. The only way to stop it would be to not allow any coach to say anything to the refs, which is plain silly.

    A coach complaining about a missed call is “tying to influence the refs”. Should coaches stop complaining about bad calls or missed calls?

    Shanahan is a smart coach. He will do whatever he can, withing the rules, to give his team every advantage. Most other coaches do the same.

  3. This is an example of why M.S. is at his peak right now. His plays are designed to create mismatches like this. Redmond’s only choice was to hold

    There are examples every week with gaping running lanes and seemingly wide open receivers down the middle of the field. He’s in a play design/calling zone.

  4. It’s just another example of the Packers getting preferential treatment from the ref’s. (eye roll)

  5. Redmond being Redmond, guy was a penalty machine while in SF

    Drafted in 2016 by Trent Baalke as part of one of the worst drafts ever for SF. Baalke’s last draft as Niner GM thank goodness

    Buckner is the only guy that turned out to be a solid player in that entire draft for SF

    Lynch/Shanahan sure righted the ship.

  6. Except that Kittle initiated the contact, it should have been opi. Refs were outright atrocious in that game. Sf had a ton of holding go uncalled, how do you think they ran 48 times without even one holding penalty? I know you are supposed to prepare for the refs but how do you prepare for the lack of rule enforcement? Pretty tall order for anyone.

  7. There’s nothing wrong with alerting the officials of a pending penalty! Every coach worth his salt does it every game! Just don’t complain about the officiating!

  8. there’s a penalty on every play if you want to start calling them then its only fair throw the flag on every play..what Shanahan did and the refs complied is Bush league

  9. Kittle pushed off. Put his hands on Redmond first and shoved. After that it was mutual hand fighting. Would have been offensive pass interference if justice were served.

  10. NFL (Niners Football League) says:
    January 22, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Kyle Shanahan is hands down the best coach in all of football. Playing chess while everyone else plays checkers.

    Awesome that you started watching the NFL this year. Welcome to football!!

    But as to your comment, there is a guy in NE that knows a thing or two about coaching… and ur guy passed the ball when his Offense was in field goal range. Kinda cost his old team the SB. Hope he’s not quite so damn stupid next weekend.

  11. It was a ridiculous call. The Packers had climbed within 14 midway through the 4th, then this call negated a 3rd down stop and pretty much killed any remaining chance the Packers had at a comeback.

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