The 49ers led the Chiefs 20-10 in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. So they didn’t.
San Francisco left the field watching the Chiefs lift the Lombardi Trophy.
“I know we were good enough to win that Super Bowl and we didn’t, and that’s something we have to live with,” coach Kyle Shanahan said during the 49ers State of the Franchise event, via NBCSportsBayArea’s Matt Maiocco .com. “And that’s why the state of the franchise right now is that we have to go back to that time. We have to go back to the fourth quarter and have an advantage and finish the job. ”
However, the 49ers have a long way to go to get back to where they were. Six months. 16 regular season games (if everything goes according to plan). Postseason games.
San Francisco has returned to the beginning. Whether you like it or not.
“I didn’t want to get through this offseason. I want to go back to where we left off in February and I know we have to go through a season and it’s going to be much more difficult to do, much more difficult, ”said Shanahan. “We can play much better and still not do what we did last time. That is why all of our boys have to take this challenge and we have to take advantage of this low season and we still have to find a way to get ahead of other people because they are all chasing us right now and that has not been the way. “
The 49ers make it clear what their goal for 2020 is: the Super Bowl or the fall.
“We had the best possible chance to be a champion, and we fell short, so that’s what we’re going to do this year,” Shanahan said.