There has been a tweet going around where San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan called a play for George Kittle, knew he would get a penalty, so he walked up to the referee and told him what was going to happen. Everyone rips other peoples content on Twitter, which is so lame to me, so here is the original source who found information:
Will Redmond doing what he does, huh? Shanahan called everything that happened. Here I thought he couldn’t impress anymore than he already has. I’d kill to be a fly on the wall during their meetings to see what else the coaching staff predicts correctly.
After the game, run game coordinator Mike McDaniel said the 49ers knew on third downs Za’Darius Smith would line up inside, and the Green Bay Packers would move their defensive line, which, in turn, would put them out of position. So on 3rd & 8 early in the game, San Francisco calls a “trap” play expecting that look. Sure enough, the team got what they expected.
if you give up a trap for a tuddy on 3rd & long, that should be worth 14 points.— KP (@KP_Show) January 22, 2020
McDaniel said after the game, the Niners knew GB would put 55 inside and do a bunch of slanting, which put themselves out of position. They *knew* they’d get this look.
Mostert embarrasses angles pic.twitter.com/M9W2SmrEgM
The offensive line paves the way, and Raheem Mostert does the rest.
A possible storyline for next week will be how good these play-callers are. I’m sure we’ll hear more about Andy Reid considering his experience, but Shanahan and his staff are operating on another level, and he playoffs have proven that. San Francisco is two steps ahead in everything they do.