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Kyle Shanahan: Super Bowl meltdown as hard as anything Ive had to go through

Kyle Shanahan: Super Bowl meltdown as hard as anything Ive had to go through
Published On: Thu, Feb 09
Jan 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) hugs offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after the game against the Green Bay Packers in the 2017 NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta defeated Green Bay 44-21. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

New San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was introduced as such in a press conference. During the press conference, he addressed the Super Bowl meltdown that saw the Atlanta Falcons blow a 25-point lead to the New England Patriots.

Showing some vulnerability and honesty, Shanahan said losing the Super Bowl was as hard as anything Ive had to go through, per Albert Breer of The MMQB. He also said Jed York gave him a day and a half to grieve the loss before they talked about the head coaching gig with the 49ers.

The Falcons had built up a 28-3 lead in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI and infamously collapsed down the stretch, allowing the Patriots to make the historic comeback to win. Shanahan admitted that he blew it during the final drives of the game, in so many words, at least.

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