SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Kyle Shanahan has barely had a chance to catch his breath during a nearly 11-month whirlwind that started when he arrived at training camp last summer as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator.
He spent the season guiding the most prolific offense in the NFL to a Super Bowl run that ended with a disappointing loss. Shanahan then got hired as coach of the San Francisco 49ers the next day and soon began the process of hiring a staff, implementing his systems and helping put together a roster in his first head-coaching job at any level.
So when the team takes a six-week break before starting training camp in late July, Shanahan will take a break, too. He'll spend some down time in Mexico with his family where he plans to have no watch, no schedule and no anxiety before the start of the season.