49ers & Outside Pitch
or, core concepts & constraints
The 49ers run game is such a fun study. Lots of window dressing to draw you in, but, when you get in, you find a well thought-out approach and good attention to detail on the blocking. It’s a good, varied run game with some fun wrinkles off their core concepts.
Against the Cowboys in the Wild Card Round, they scored a touchdown off an outside pitch, and also had multiple times where they showed their constraint play off of that. I decided to take some time and walk through those 4 plays and highlight why they work.