Kyle Shanahan discusses why 49ers didn't grasp Chiefs Super Bowl overtime rules. 

Many San Francisco 49ers players have been chastised for not knowing Super Bowl overtime rules. Kyle Shanahan replied. 

Kyle Shanahan's controversial overtime decision cost the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in the Super Bowl to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

After winning the coin toss, the 49ers kept the ball, allowing Andy Reid to know what his offense needed on their first possession. 

Under the proposed overtime regulations, each team would have the ball once. 

Mahomes is the best clutch quarterback since Tom Brady, therefore the choice has caused a huge NFL controversy. 

Just something we discussed. No one has much experience with it, but we reviewed the stats and spoke to those guys. We assumed it would improve.  

A third ball was desired. We wanted the possibility to win if both teams scored. 

Got that field goal, so we knew we had to hold them to a field goal, and if we did, we thought it was ours. 

The situation escalated when many 49ers players, including Kyle Juszczyk, claimed they didn't know the overtime regulations before the Super Bowl coin toss. 

Andy Reid said the Kansas City Chiefs had many talks in the two weeks before the game and decided delaying was best. 

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