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Shanahan wants to ‘reign in’ Super Bowl talk



Coach Kyle Shanahan wasn’t all that thrilled to hear the words, “Super Bowl,” come out of the mouth of running back Carlos Hyde following the 49ers’ 44-33 win over Jacksonville and Christmas Eve.

“We might want to reign that in,” Shanahan said Tuesday during a conference call with media. “I haven’t talked to Carlos about that. … You start thinking like that, you can get humbled real fast.”

Hyde told reporters after the Jags’ win that if the 49ers could start the season all over, they could go to the Super Bowl. Hyde, seemingly realizing you might get in trouble for those comments, backed off the statement later in the interview.

“Knowing Carlos,” Shanahan said. “He probably was kidding.”

However Shanahan said that’s not the mindset he wants going into the week of practice for the division-winning Rams on New Year’s eve in Los Angeles. Shanahan also said he wants his team concentrating on getting better individually and collectively during the off season rather than ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl.