February 20, 2024

Christian McCaffrey on fumble: Just can’t put the ball on the ground

The 49ers acquired the ball first in Super Bowl LVIII and it seemed like they’d cruise to factors as they wanted simply 4 performs to maneuver the ball inside the Chiefs’ 30-yard-line, however they wouldn’t be capable to get on the scoreboard.

Running again Christian McCaffrey fumbled after a success by Chiefs linebacker Leo Chenal and defensive finish George Karlaftis recovered to finish the first 49ers possession of the day. McCaffrey would go on to catch a landing move and he completed the day with 160 yards from scrimmage, however he mentioned in his postgame press convention that his ideas about the recreation centered on one factor.

“Just can’t put the ball on the ground,” McCaffrey mentioned.

Later in the press convention, McCaffrey supplied extra reflections on the way it felt to lose in his first journey to the Super Bowl.

“It hurts deep,” McCaffrey mentioned. “It’s something that you dream about as a kid. You’ve worked so hard for all year and come up short. I think you just have to go through all the emotions as they come, but each day just chip away getting back to normal. I don’t know how long it’s going to take. It’s still fresh and it still sucks.”

McCaffrey famous that “self-inflicted wounds” harm the 49ers all night time. His fumble was the first of them and it set the tone for what was to come back over the remainder of the night.