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Tevin Coleman calls 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan ‘more creative’ since his days in Atlanta

Tevin Coleman, Kyle Shanahan, 49ers

Running back Tevin Coleman was reunited with head coach Kyle Shanahan after joining the San Francisco 49ers this offseason. It seems he has already started to notice a difference in his coach after a few years.

The pair spent two seasons together with the Atlanta Falcons. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Bay Area, Tevin Coleman says Shanahan has gotten much more creative since his days in Atlanta:

“Now, he can do anything he wants,” Coleman said. “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.”

Coleman’s comments are certainly understandable. Shanahan had been in charge of the offense during his tenure in Atlanta and enjoyed plenty of success in a short amount of time. He quickly helped the Falcons develop one of the most high-powered offenses in the league after turning quarterback Matt Ryan into an MVP and the Falcons into bona fide Super Bowl contenders. Regardless, it is safe to assume that Shanahan did not have as much freedom under the regime of head coach Dan Quinn.

It seems Shanahan is taking full advantage of the lack of restrictions now that he is calling the shots in San Francisco. Unlike previous years with the 49ers, he was held back by a lack of firepower on offense. Fortunately, that no longer seems to be the case given all the notable additions the 49ers made this offseason. There is no question that Coleman is among those expected to make an immediate impact in the 2019 NFL season.