Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had a rough time at Super Bowl media day when he lost his backpack.
If you were in Houston last night, that large gust of wind was actually Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan blowing a huge sigh of relief.
Shanahan had lost his backpack while he was talking to the media Monday night during Super Bowl media day. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the backpack contained the Falcons playbook for the Super Bowl, Super Bowl tickets, and other personal belongings.
The Falcons offensive coordinator spent 15 minutes after the conclusion of the media session looking for his bag. Now, it would be easy to say that the Patriots stole the bag so that they could find out Atlanta’s game plan, however, the Patriots weren’t the culprits.
The bag was mistakenly taken by San Francisco Examiner columnist Art Spander.
“That would have been bad,” Spander said in a text to USA Today. “I’ve screwed up before, but I’ve never picked up the wrong bag. And there’s no way I’d have a game plan.”
Luckily, the bag was returned to Shanahan with all of the contents inside, now he has to make sure that bag is in safe keeping until Sunday to make sure a scare like this does not happen again.