Kyle Shanahan told reporters he has not seen much change in the Green Bay Packers throughout their season as the 49ers head coach previewed the upcoming NFC Championship showdown.
“I thought they were good before we played them, I thought they were good when we played them and they’ve been even better since,” Shanahan said. “Not a lot’s changed on tape, I just think not a lot of teams have done much on ‘em: They’ve been holding people to a small amount of yards and a few points.”
In a pre-game press conference that trended toward family business, including the sibling rivalry that brothers Mike and Matt LaFleur will channel into the matchup, Shanahan also touched on his own playing experience as a reason for his early verve for calling pass plays and how he has since adapted to his roster’s strengths, like his father Mike Shanahan.
When previewing how tight end George Kittle will factor into the 49ers’ strategy against Green Bay, Shanahan stepped back from specific expectations.
“You never know how the game is going to go until the game starts — and a lot of things going — you take an account over that. You have no idea what coverages they’re going to play, how the game is going, but we’ll see. He always has a chance to [deliver ‘louder numbers’ throughout the game].”