San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh says his offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, is changing the way people think about offensive football.
At his press conference on Wednesday morning, Harbaugh made a specific point of bringing up Roman when asked about the team’s offensive success, saying that Roman has done things no offensive coach had done before in combining aspects of the read-option that quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs out of the pistol formation without losing the power game with fullbacks and tight ends that the 49ers like to run.
“I think Greg Roman has done a job that is revolutionary in football,” Harbaugh said. “I think the way he has mixed the trap, the power, the wham plays, into the pistol offense and into our conventional offense has been revolutionary in many ways.”
Harbaugh said he doesn’t know if the type of offense the 49ers run will become the norm in the NFL, but the 49ers do have the right players and the right coaches to make it work for them.
“It’s possible that it is here to stay. I won’t make any predictions on that,” Harbaugh said. “I think that it’s been successful for us because of the players we have executing it. I think they’re extremely good at it.”
If the 49ers win on Sunday, they’ll have become Super Bowl champions while running an offense unlike any Super Bowl champions before them.