Kyle Shanahan: Shouldn’t be a problem firing up for next year

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Prior to this year, the 49ers last made the Super Bowl after the 2012 season and lost a close game to the Ravens.

They returned to the NFC Championship Game the next year, but then went five years without making the playoffs before making it back to the game this year. After leading 20-10, they saw the Chiefs storm back to beat them 31-20.

After the game, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan noted the team’s dramatic turnaround from going 4-12 in 2018 and said that bouncing back from the close loss won’t be an issue for his team.

“It shouldn’t be a problem,” Shanahan said after the game. “We’ll lick our wounds, we’ll get over this. We’ll be fired up for next year, we got a lot of people coming back. I think we surprised a lot of people this year. We knew we had a really good team, I’m very proud of the guys and how much better they got throughout this year, and I expect to get almost all of these guys back and plan on adding a few more. We’re going to rest a little bit, get over this, but we’ll be very fired up for next year.”

The Patriots went from Super Bowl LII losers to winning Super Bowl LIII, but only two other teams — the 1971 Cowboys and 1972 Dolphins — have gone from losing the Super Bowl one year and winning it the next. The 49ers will try to make that a group of four at this time next year.

24 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: Shouldn’t be a problem firing up for next year

  1. “It shouldn’t be a problem,” Shanahan said after the game. “We’ll lick our wounds, we’ll get over this.

    They will have the dreaded Super Bowl hangover…..🤢

  2. Yeah, but you better learn how to make better game decisions, so you don’t blow leads and lose the championship.

  3. It takes more than being fired up. You need the right guys making the right plays and the right coaches making the correct calls. Especially when the guy in charge has let 28-3 slip away in a half and 20-10 turn into an 11 point loss in 8 minutes.

  4. NFL (Niners Football League) says:

    February 3, 2020 at 8:32 am

    We’ll see about that Kyle. The division is gonna be alot harder to win next year. I don’t feel you made the most of this opportunity with some very questionable coaching and clock management decisions.
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    Where went all the creative run plays in the 4th quarter? Why get stale and predictable and force Jimmy G to throw with the rush bearing down on him in the 4th. This loss goes on Kyle’s shoulders 100%.

  5. Too hard to predict year to year so, while he answered the question presented, there’s not a lot of reason to try to analyze the answer. They are a young team and almost won it. That’s the 2019 legacy. 2020 team will be different and no way to know who’s healthy/who’s not (look at Garoppolo record vs. non-Garoppolo record the last 3 years, etc.). But with a good D you are always in the game.

  6. Easier to say than to actually do. Not only is the schedule more difficult but now teams will have an entire offseason to prepare. 49ers will be circled on many teams’ schedules and will have a difficult time repeating the same success.

  7. San Fran counted their chickens before they hatched as players ran to end zone to do all the hoop a la and Lunch came down to sidelines to celebrate way to early. Six minutes left turned out to be way to much time for the Chiefs that seemed to struggle through most of game.

  8. It’s just a mystery why they stopped running. Everyone was competent, this was lost by the coach – it’s as simple as that.

  9. Sure Kyle,
    We’ve got that, but just one thing, the SuperBowl lasts 60 minutes! That’s four (4) 15 minute quarters and you have to play them all, you can’t take the fourth quarter off.
    With that said, you do seem to have settled into the 49er way of doing things. Two weeks ago you were telling the Refs how to call the game and last night you were whining about the Refs making a similar call on one of your guys. If you don’t cut it as the 49er’s coach you’ll surely do great as one of their fans.

  10. 1. The Mouth that Roared (Sherman) will be a year older and a few steps slower.
    2. Will the team recover from Shanahan’s poor play selection in the fourth ?
    Will the failure to win two Super Bowls with leads get in his head?
    3. Will the fans recover from seeing John Lynch down on the field thinking the 49’rs won?
    4. Will Jimmy G. get in to more debauchery this off season?
    5. Will a total collapse in the 4th of the 49rs great D haunt media darling Saleh?

  11. The 49ers have to pay Kittle. Look for some cost-cutting and creative accounting.
    The Rams looked good in 2018, and didn’t make the playoffs in 2019.
    The 49ers may be back, but nothing is certain.

  12. Blowing fourth quarter leads is becoming a habit for him! The team may mutiny after they review the tape!

  13. The problem was the 49 ers thought they won before the game started, Bosa had 8 sacks during the season pretty much average but above average acting on the field.

  14. The problem was the 49 ers thought they won before the game started, Bosa had 8 sacks during the season pretty much average but above average acting During a game.

  15. Just another Blown Superbowl by Kyle. And the Fans that blame M.Ryan for the Falcons loss. Can Now see it was Not ryan. But the play calling by the OC, Kyle. The 28-3 lead was the biggest comeback in NFL Superbowl history. His 49er had a double digit lead with 6 minutes left. And we get the Same result a Superbowl LOSS. Kyle and Jimmy G. Laughing and Joking about the Falcons Superbowl Loss .That Kyle made happen, has came back to haunt Kyle. Man ain’t Karma a B. In. 2020 the 49er team will not be back to the playoff. Most Superbowl Losing team ,Don’t make the Playoff the next year.I have NO sympathy for Kyle and his 49er team. Maybe a 5-7 Win team next year.Hopefully Not even that many Wins.

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