The San Francisco 49ers will have their work cut out against the explosive Kansas City Chiefs offense in Super Bowl LIV. Fortunately, they will have their backfield intact, specifically Tevin Coleman.
The running back suffered a dislocated shoulder during the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Tevin Coleman plans on playing like his normal self in the Super Bowl:
49ers RB Telvin Coleman (shoulder) told me he’s spending “all my time” getting treatment, trying to regain range of motion. If he plays Sunday, can he be himself? “Definitely.” No new MRI. “Hoping to get my shoulder back right and just taking it one step at a time.”
This is certainly an encouraging update for San Francisco. They will need every weapon at their disposal if they hope to potentially keep up with a Kansas City’s offense has no shortage of firepower. That includes Tevin Coleman.
The 49ers’ success has been built on a combination of a strong running game and their formidable defense. So far, Raheem Mostert has established himself as the star of the playoffs with a historic outing. Regardless, having Coleman available will give them a bonafide complementary option to help keep Mostert fresh.
Coleman had initially arrived in San Francisco hoping to capitalize on the opportunity to be a lead back, however, injuries throughout the 2019 NFL season led to the team relying on a backfield by committee. Even if he is able to play, it is safe to assume that the 49ers will continue to roll with the hot hand in Mostert coming off a 220-yard, four touchdown rushing performance versus the Packers.
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