It's been nearly two weeks since their overtime Super Bowl loss, but the "what ifs" are still lingering.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he had laid out a plan for overtime with his staff before the playoffs began.
For the second time in four years, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan had to find the words to comfort a team that had climbed to within a step of the NFL mountaintop only to come up short. "There's nothing different to say," he said. "We're hurting right now."
49ers LB Dre Greenlaw was ruled of Super Bowl LVIII after suffering a left Achilles injury in the second quarter.
49ers running back Christian McCaffrey and defensive end Nick Bosa were both at least slightly agitated about getting an early wake up when the fire alarm when off at the team's hotel on the outskirts of Las Vegas.
Niners coordinator Steve Wilks said parts of the defense's play last Sunday against the Lions was "embarrassing," with the staff viewing issues with effort as a major problem.
Brock Purdy’s running ability helped 49ers beat the Lions — and might be the key in Super Bowl LVIII
Purdy's ability to go off-script with scrambles buoyed the 49ers and proved that the second-year QB was capable of excelling in less-than-ideal situations.
49ers and receiver Deebo Samuel got news Friday that he was cleared to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Detroit Lions: "It's huge."
The supremely confident receiver and All-Pro tackle have joined forces to provide the chip on the shoulder that has propelled the 49ers into the NFC title game against the Lions.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday afternoon that imaging did not show another break in Deebo Samuel's shoulder, which at least leaves the door open for him to return this week.