March 4, 2024

Andy Reid on OT coin flip decision: I’m not going to question Kyle Shanahan

The Super Bowl went to extra time for the second time in historical past on Sunday and it was the primary time that extra time was carried out below the revised guidelines that assure every staff an opportunity to possess the ball, so the choice for the staff that gained the coin flip had more intrigue than previously.

After successful the toss, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan elected to obtain quite than kick off or defer and the staff drove for a discipline aim to open the additional interval. The Chiefs then drove 72 yards earlier than a Patrick Mahomes landing move to Mecole Hardman made them 25-22 winners.

Shanahan defined after the sport that he wished the ball if the sport went to sudden loss of life with a 3rd possession. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was requested about that decision after the sport and stated he’s not certain if there’s an accurate method to play issues given the shortage of historical past in that state of affairs, so he wouldn’t second guess Shanahan’s name.

“That’s the value of [statistical analysis coordinator] Mike Frazier,” Reid stated. “He does a great job with that. There’s two way you can go with it. You can either kick it off or you can receive it. I’m not sure there’s a right answer necessarily. Ours ended up being the right one. That easily could have gone the other way. That’s what we felt was the right thing to do. I’m never going to question Kyle because he’s brilliant. That was just something that we chose through out studies. We felt that was important.”

Regardless of what aspect you select after the coin flip, your staff wants to do its job on either side of the ball. The Chiefs did that, which is why they’re celebrating a second straight Super Bowl title and the 49ers are once more left making an attempt to decide up the items.