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Five Plays that Made the 2008 San Francisco 49ers’ Offense Tick

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Although offensive coordinator was dismissed by head coach Mike Singletary, the creative thinker Mike Martz did improve the San Francisco 49ers' offense from 32nd in 2007 to 23rd in 2008 with his version of the Air Coryell offense. Martz 's offense is a read and react scheme with a complex playbook where the quarterback has an immediate three "digit" choices. He originally learned the 3 "digit" system from Norv Turner when they were both in Washington. There's never a situation where Martz tells his offense to go deep because it all depends on the defense's reaction at the beginning of the play. Another change noticed by the offense was Martz's attitude toward defensive pressure because when a blitz is developing before a snap, the signa...

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