When Kyle Shanahan became the 49ers head coach, many were concerned that Carlos Hyde wouldn’t be a good fit in his scheme. He’s a thick bodied runner and had a tendency to dance behind the line of scrimmage. In an outside zone system, those traits combined with concerns over his vision really made people worry. Well, this past Sunday, he gained 124 rushing yards on just 15 carries (8.3 ypc). In this video breakdown, I analyzed his fit in this scheme and looked at a few of his plays from this game and his game against the Panthers.
Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns.