FalconBlood23 Posted May 30, 2019 Share Posted May 30, 2019 **** Tevin sure did switch fast. Maybe a difference of philosophy with Matt and Jimmy. https://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2019/05/30/falcons-49ers-tevin-coleman-jimmy-garoppolo-matt-ryan/ By: Tim Weaver | May 30, 2019 8:00 am The Falcons said all along that they wanted to keep both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman around for the long run. Realistically, that was never going to happen. Atlanta could not afford to keep both and it would have been an egregious misuse of cap resources to pay two running backs significant contracts at once anyway. And so, Coleman wound up walking in free agency and signing with Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers. He’s one of three former offensive players who have joined them, the others being Ben Garland and Levine Toilolo. Coleman seems to be enjoying a more relaxed west coast vibe with his new team. He says that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is calmer in the huddle than Matt Ryan, who would “definitely get on you,” per Eric Branch at the San Francisco Chronicle. It sounds like Coleman is just talking about a difference in personality rather than their grace under pressure. Ryan used to have a reputation for being a relatively “soft” quarterback. It was always unfounded and his success over the last few seasons has helped diminish that perception. The truth is Ryan is a dogged competitor and has never been shy about holding his teammates accountable. His infamous Monday Night Football mic slip was a rare public glimpse into the fiery nature that has helped make Ryan one of the league’s elite quarterbacks. Garoppolo may be a cooler customer in the huddle, but it doesn’t make him any better or worse of a leader than Ryan. Last season, Garoppolo missed all but three games due to a torn ACL suffered in September. Without him on the field, the Niners offense struggled. Nick Mullens made an admirable effort in his place, but the team finished No. 21 in scoring. The Falcons will be visiting the 49ers Week 15 this year. rounz, Tim Mazetti and FalconsIn2012 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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