This is part two of our series on San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan’s playbook. Today we look at the running game.
In part one of this series, we looked at San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan’s passing game.
Today we’ll look at the running game to to get a general idea what fans can expect out of his offense next season.
It’s important to note Shanahan is known for adapting his offense to player’s strengths.
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So what follows isn’t necessarily the base running game that we’ll see out of the 49ers next season, but given the 49ers recent history and Kyle Shanahan’s background, we can safely assume the 49ers will still primarily be a zone running team.
The Falcons, under Shanahan in 2016, primarily ran the outside-zone run, mixing in elements of inside zone, split zone, counter and power-gap scheme runs and some misdirection.
Most readers are already familiar with inside-zone run, so today we’ll go to the film and break down the outside zone, split zone, counter-gap scheme and misdirection power runs.
Let’s start out with the outside zone.