- Mar 11, 2007
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Falcons' Kyle Shanahan temporarily loses gameplan when reporter takes backpack
At the end of the Atlanta Falcons' media session, the team's star offensive coordinator — soon to become the San Francisco 49ers' new head coach — discovered that his backpack was nowhere to be found. Gone — the contents inside apparently including the team's gameplan for Super Bowl LI.
Shanahan’s bag was mistakenly lifted by San Francisco Examiner columnist Art Spander, who left his backpack at the site where reporters had gathered to interview Shanahan.
After nearly 30 minutes of searching and frantic phone calls, Spander returned with Shanahan’s bag. The coach was undeniably relieved.
“That would have been bad,” he said in a text message to USA TODAY Sports.