HENDERSON, Nev. — Kyle Shanahan has coached in two earlier Super Bowls and so they each resulted in crushing vogue.
“I’ve been able to coach in two Super Bowls and both of them are heartbreaking,” Shanahan stated on Tuesday. “Those things last a while. But it’s all about getting back there again, and that’s what I’m excited for today.”
Shanahan will get one other probability to write one other chapter in his Super Bowl historical past on Sunday when the 49ers tackle the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Shanahan universally is considered one of many NFL’s high coaches, however his story can’t be informed with out point out of these two excruciating Super Bowls losses.
He was the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons once they blew a 28-3 second-half lead in a 34-28 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Three years later, Shanahan was head coach when the 49ers couldn’t maintain a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in opposition to the Chiefs.
“I remember seeing my dad after those Super Bowl when he was a coordinator in Denver when I was younger and how hard it was on him,” Shanahan stated. “So I think any time you get that close and you lose the last one, that’s definitely the hardest.”
Shanahan’s dad, Mike, was the Broncos’ offensive coordinator in two Super Bowl losses earlier than he bought his first ring because the 49ers’ offensive coordinator in January 1995.
Mike Shanahan went again to the Broncos as head coach and ended up profitable two consecutive Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999.
“All football games are hard to lose,” Shanahan stated. “Each week you set a lot into it and the extra you coach, the extra you notice that once you win, you’re simply sort of relieved so you may get proper to the subsequent one and prepare.
“Everything is put into trying to get to the last week. You’re always hoping to be the team that wins the last game.”
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