Posts Tagged ‘Kyle Shanahan’
Posted February 6, 2017on:
The worst example of play-calling for the Falcons came after Quarterback Matt Ryan had moved his team deep into Patriots territory. According to a report on the Internet, “Atlanta was already in field-goal position at the Patriots’ 23-yard line. An 11-point Falcons lead might have been insurmountable for New England, with fewer than four minutes left to play.” But Atlanta’s offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan chose to pass instead of running the ball and “Ryan was sacked for a loss of 12 yards. Still, the Falcons were looking at a long but still makable field goal of about 53 yards. Shanahan opted for another pass, and on the play, a tackle, Jake Matthews, was penalized for holding. Pushed out of field-goal range entirely, the Falcons were forced to punt. On their next drive, the Patriots tied the game with another touchdown and a second 2-point conversion.” One has to wonder if the 49er’s are making a good choice when hiring Kyle Shanahan as their head coach.