Kyle Shanahan......"I BLEW IT!".. Really? Ya think!

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Posted: 2/9/2017 11:52:23 PM

Here’s the headline if Kyle Shanahan goes with a run-heavy plan in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Falcons lost Super Bowl LI that way: “Shanahan blows Super Bowl by going into a conservative shell, allowing the great Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to come back. What was he thinking?”

Shanahan made some mistakes, clearly. Though, some of the criticism is clearly results-based. We’ve seen the coaches film by now; if Devonta Freeman blocks Dont’a Hightower even a little on that third-and-1, Matt Ryan throws a long, win-sealing pass instead of getting strip-sacked. And we never hear about Shanahan being too aggressive. But this is life for an NFL play-caller. Nobody will talk about the great plan Shanahan had going into the game (which he did).

When the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead and lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots, everything rightfully examined after the fact. And the easiest second-guess is Shanahan calling pass plays when, in hindsight, the Falcons just needed to run to win. We’ll associate Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell with Super Bowl XLIX, and Shanahan with Super Bowl LI.


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Posted: 2/9/2017 11:53:09 PM

But you have to at least step back and accept Shanahan’s mindset. The Falcons were against the greatest coach-quarterback duo in NFL history. We’ve seen so many coaches lose because they became too conservative. Shanahan didn’t want to let his foot off the gas.

On some level, even with the mistakes in judgment, that’s understandable.

“It’s human nature when you get in big moments like that to lock up, to hesitate, to try to take the easy way out and make sure you don’t get blamed,” Shanahan said. “That’s not something I wasn’t going to do and people on our team weren’t going to do.

“We played that game how we played the entire year. I called plays in that game the way I have the entire year. Doesn’t mean I’m always right. Doesn’t mean they’re always going to work. … But I always do what I believe is right with our coaching staff and the players and then you live with the consequences.”


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Posted: 2/9/2017 11:54:14 PM

That doesn’t mean it’s easy. The Falcons suffered what is arguably the worst loss in American professional sports history (at least the 1986 Boston Red Sox still had Game 7 to play after blowing Game 6 in the 10th inning) and that will never leave the players or coaches. For someone like Shanahan, who has been criticized heavily since Sunday, it has to be an extra burden.

Think about it this way: As Shanahan was introduced as San Francisco 49ers head coach, one of the biggest moments of his career to this point, he had to answer questions about his role in a Super Bowl he and the Falcons just lost. He said the Super Bowl loss is “as hard as anything I’ve gone through.”

“Jed [York, 49ers owner] told me to take my time and he allowed me to take a day-and-a-half before I cameg out here,” Shanahan said. “I was definitely grieving and I probably will for a while.”

There was a report from Zach Klein of WSB in Atlanta that Shanahan told people at the team hotel after the game, “I blew it.”

“I don’t know if I used those exact words, but that sounds about how I talk,” Shanahan said Thursday. “When you’re the coordinator of an offense or the head coach of a team, you’re responsible for what happens out there. If a play doesn’t go right, if a player misses something, that starts with the offensive coordinator. I did believe we had a very good chance to win that game, especially at the end, and we didn’t get it done. When you use the the words ‘I blew it,’ I don’t look at it that way. I believe we missed an opportunity.”

This isn’t the best way to start a head-coaching career. And it’s easy to be critical of his calls. Shanahan said he will be critical of himself. But he understands why he called the plays he did.

“Yeah it’s going to be hard living with that loss,” Shanahan said. “And every play that didn’t work, I regret, as always. But I can deal with it. I can look at myself in the mirror and know I did what I thought was right at the time. I didn’t change because of the circumstance. I did what I thought was right.

“I remember every single play and I’ll go over those for the rest of my life. That’s kind of the life we live as coaches.”

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Posted: 2/11/2017 11:59:40 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Cooler999:

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to come back. What was he thinking?”" class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" data-type="text" style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Here’s the headline if Kyle Shanahan goes with a run-heavy plan in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Falcons lost Super Bowl LI that way: “Shanahan blows Super Bowl by going into a conservative shell, allowing the great Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to come back. What was he thinking?”

Dont’a Hightower even a little on that third-and-1, Matt Ryan throws a long, win-sealing pass instead of getting strip-sacked. And we never hear about Shanahan being too aggressive. But this is life for an NFL play-caller. Nobody will talk about the great plan Shanahan had going into the game (which he did)." class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" data-type="text" style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Shanahan made some mistakes, clearly. Though, some of the criticism is clearly results-based. We’ve seen the coaches film by now; if Devonta Freeman blocks Dont’a Hightower even a little on that third-and-1, Matt Ryan throws a long, win-sealing pass instead of getting strip-sacked. And we never hear about Shanahan being too aggressive. But this is life for an NFL play-caller. Nobody will talk about the great plan Shanahan had going into the game (which he did).

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell with Super Bowl XLIX, and Shanahan with Super Bowl LI.




fictional headlines aside, the falcons had a 99+% chance of winning up 16 before the Ryan sack fumble. it takes a special kind of stupid to manage to lose under those circumstances. if the patriots had a 16 pt lead, would they have asked Brady to take a 5 step drop back on a pass? i think not. They'd hand it off to Blount. At most, a quick pass to Lewis or White. they are capable of making strategic changes as games progess using the clock to their advantage. apparently, other teams can't. the majority of pundits and football "experts" who think the play calling wasn't stupid is astounding. guess they were thinking about football and skirt during High School math class.
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Posted: 2/11/2017 8:31:39 PM
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Posted: 2/11/2017 10:17:15 PM
okay your still up by 8 inside field goal range you do not move to center of the field with three straight run plays and go up by two scores?
yah he was bought and sold last day on the Job and headed on jet plane west ... cry me river and bet against 49'ers.. Atlanta will take this like secretariat owner did before secretariat won the triple crown. They got to us so we made it so they could never do it again and Secretariat ran the f away from field super bowl LI(e) is in the books .
unto 2018 super bowl LII,
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Posted: 4/9/2017 11:12:47 AM
Reasons falcons lost

# 1 NO team that lost a game that matters to the bucaneers ever won a superbowl since 1977 that tampa came into the league ONLY few made it to the bowl and all lost falcons were the 4th.

NO team with #1 ranked offense and poor defense ever won a superbowl

NO team who's QB got the MVP for year has won out of last 7 falcons matt ryan was #8 victim

This was another Broncos and Panthers Repeat but this was a 3 point dog ........... and truly the 1st that had a lead out of last 3 super power high octane offenses.

Broncos or Panthers never had a lead ....... can anyone think of another from past 12 years that had lead at 1/2 time

I remember the bills blew a huge 1/2 time lead vs Cowboys

13 - 3 as a 10 point dog I was crying at half time with no way out of huge $1000 bet




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Posted: 4/19/2017 3:48:31 PM
.............and getting paid millions
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