Kyle Shanahan
Tevin Coleman has reunited with Kyle Shanahan and believes his head coach has become smarter since his days in Atlanta (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The 2016 Atlanta Falcons might have been the best offense in NFL history. That team, of course, blew the 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl to the Patriots. That offense was orchestrated by Kyle Shanahan who since left to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Tevin Coleman played in Atlanta with Shanahan and will now play for San Fran after signing a free agent deal with the team this offseason.

What’s the difference between Shanahan the offensive coordinator in Atlanta and the head coach in San Francisco? Well, Coleman thinks he has actually become more innovative during that time:

“Now, he can do anything he wants,” Coleman said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Bay Area. “He can put guys at multiple positions. He can put us in multiple positions to run different routes. It’s pretty good. “[He’s] definitely more creative than he was in Atlanta, just with everything [he’s] doing with the backs and tight ends and receivers.”

Shanahan is one of my favorite coaches in the NFL. This news is only more exciting. I wrote an article a while ago explaining all the core beliefs in his offense. Feel free to check that out by clicking this link.

Here’s what I do know. While Shany doesn’t have Julio Jones in this offense, he does have a lot of toys to play with. George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Dante Pettis, Jalen Hurd, Marquise Goodwin, and Trent Taylor as pass catches. He also has 1,000 running backs that all can’t possibly make the roster. Those names include Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson, and now Coleman.

Thus far, the 49ers haven’t had much success in recent years. They also haven’t had a quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo is the long term answer, he just needs to stay healthy. I’m taking this 49ers team to take the NFC West. It might be a year too soon but trusting Shanahan is part of that belief that they will win. Here’s another thing to put in the memory bank, whoever is the 49ers lead back, will put up numbers. That’s just the way it always is under the offensive mastermind.