The San Francisco 49ers mic’d up head coach Kyle Shanahan at practice this week, and while we wait for the full video, 49ers Studios put together a 53 second teaser video, which you can watch above.
We’re in for a treat once the full video arrives. In this teaser, we get a host of random play names, and some questioning of a coach’s shorts choice. But the highlight brings with it the most questions. At the 27 second mark, Shanahan is speaking with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. The brief exchange is as follows:
KS: “You talk about Goose and Maverick.”
RS: “You don’t like that” [waves hands as he says it]
KS: “Oh I liked it.”
The video cuts to another scene at that point. I imagine the full video might reveal a little more, but in the meantime, what do y’all think was involved in this discussion? Top Gun remains a classic, and I am fascinated to know how this came into discussion. Both were born in 1979, the same year as me, so I imagine Top Gun was a big part of their childhood. I am fascinated to know what brought up Goose and Maverick in the conversation. Any thoughts?