Kyle Shanahan Plays QB at Practice and Takes it Way Too Seriously

Zach Brunner
Kyle Shanahan plays quarterback at practice and takes it way too seriously.
Kyle Shanahan plays quarterback at practice and takes it way too seriously. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers are beginning to have success on the field once again, following a slow start to the season. Injuries have decimated this team, so the fact that they are winning games really shows how good of a coach Kyle Shanahan is.

Shanahan has embraced his "mad scientist" persona of an offensive mind, and he is the true definition of a player's coach. Apparently, these lines have been blurred in practice more than we would think. There's a period in practice where Shanahan plays quarterback against the defense, and according to John Lynch, he is taking it way too seriously.

At the beginning of practice, when the defense is doing installs, Shanahan plays quarterback and tries to find holes in the defense. While defensive coaches used to fill the role, Shanahan felt they did not do a good enough job of acting how a real quarterback would.

He takes it a step further, says Lynch. Saying "...sometimes I go in his office and he's watching film of himself against our defense. Come on, Kyle, let's move on."

Doing a good job is one thing, but taking the time to watch film on yourself may take things a step too far. Not to be "that guy," but Jimmy Garoppolo isn't exactly lighting it up this season. He just threw two interceptions against a struggling New England Patriots team.

Maybe, we should be watching film on your average quarterback.

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