49ers Boss Kyle Shanahan Refuses to Back Down After Below-par Season in 2020

Published 11/29/2020, 8:26 AM EST
Sep 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


It’s been a fall from grace for Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. The Red and Gold are currently sitting at the bottom of the NFC West Division table. They have just 4 wins from 10 games this season.

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A major reason behind their decline is the multitude of injuries that have affected their performances in 2020. Stars like QB Jimmy Garoppolo, DE Nick Bosa, and TE George Kittle have all been dealing with long-term injuries this season. So Shanahan has been working with the secondary for the major part of the season.

The 49ers play Sean McVay’s top-ranked Los Angeles Rams on Thanksgiving weekend with no realistic shot of making the Playoffs this season. But Kyle Shanahan is not ready to ‘throw in the towel’ just yet.

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49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan appeared before the press ahead of Sunday’s outing against the high-flying Rams. Here’s what the experienced coach said about his team’s prospects for the remainder of the season.

“It’s about going to work and believing in your guys. We don’t sit there and say, ‘What can give us confidence?’ You just work and try to do the best you can. Then you live with the consequences.

“The work you put in (during) the week, we know we’re going against a good team. We thought we were going against a good team the last time we played them.

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“You’re always going against good teams in this league and the Rams happened to be one of the better ones,” Shanahan told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports.

On a slightly positive note, Shanahan said that the 49ers could welcome back Raheem Mostert, Richard Sherman, and Trent Williams for this weekend’s game at the Allegiant Stadium.

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A strong finish to the season might come as some much-needed consolation to the 49ers squad after a disheartening 2020 NFL season.

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