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Shanahan self-scouts NSFW speech after 49ers' win vs. Bears

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SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers’ Week 8 victory over the Chicago Bears relieved a lot of pressure.

Temporarily, anyway.

The 49ers snapped a four-game losing streak, and coach Kyle Shanahan’s postgame address to the team reflected emotions of the moment.

His talk in the winning locker room was punctuated with plenty of language that did not meet the standard for a G rating.

The video was posted at the official team website, and consisted of many words that were edited out.

“Yes, you don't have time to do anything else, so you just talk and I haven't seen it, but I can imagine,” Shanahan said while standing in front of the media on Wednesday.

“I don't have the best vocabulary. I probably know a total of like 80 words, so I have to use those words sometimes to express myself and that's why I do a lot better in meetings and stuff where I'm allowed to do that, as opposed to stuff like this.”

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who received a game ball for his performance, also spoke with passion and a few words that were also not deemed suitable for all audiences.

“Whenever you go on a four-game slide like we did, to get out of it and get that win, getting back in the win column, you’ve got to enjoy it for that moment, while you're in the locker room, plane ride home,” Garoppolo said.

“And then when we get back here, I think our group does a good job of turning the page and moving on. We’ve got a good game plan in this week for Arizona. We know it’s a tough team coming in, one of the best in the league right now, they're playing good and it'll be a good challenge for us.”

 

The 49ers (3-4) have a huge game this week against the NFC West-leading Cardinals (7-1). The Cardinals were 17-10 winners over the 49ers four weeks ago in a game that featured rookie quarterback Trey Lance playing in place of an injured Garoppolo.

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The 49ers’ offensive attack will be a lot different than the first meeting -- a game in which Lance carried the ball 16 times for 89 yards.

“I think our guys game plan-wise, feeling pretty good about it right now,” Garoppolo said. “We're in a good spot. We’ve just got to go out there and what we did last week so well was we executed the little details.

"We spent extra time on it, whatever it took last week we did it and that's just what we have to do going forward.”

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