To put it simply, Hyde has success running outside-zone rushing plays. Unfortunately, the majority of his outsize-zone runs were behind the worst offensive line in the league, yet Hyde showed the ability to execute the concept properly when given the opportunity to make a play.
However, Hyde will need to be coached out of some bad habits. Since he was consistently required to create something out of nothing, when his blocking fell apart, Hyde tended to improvise — which runs counter to the philosophy of the 49ers’ outside-zone scheme.
Hyde will need to be coached to commit to a hole, and then stick with that hole. As fun as it is to execute spin moves for touchdowns, he will need to trust his blockers and stay disciplined in the 49ers’ new rushing offense: