The Super Bowl will feature two head coaches that are schooled in time tested and classic NFL offenses.
Kyle Shanahan, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, runs a version of his dad’s (Mike Shanahan’s) offense. His offense is built around the zone blocking scheme, with plenty of bootlegs and play action passes, but if the running game is clicking he’s content to ground and pound all day. There’s a common misconception that Shanahan’s O is derived from the West Coast Offense, but that isn’t true.
“I don’t run the f***ing West Coast Offense,” Shanahan told the Press Democrat last year.
The Kansas City Chiefs are coached by Andy Reid and he does run a version of the West Coast Offense. Reid received his first NFL coaching gig under the Packers Mike Holmgren, who worked directly with Bill Walsh, the father of the West Coast Offense, in San Francisco. Reid’s version has evolved from Walsh’s and even Holmgren’s scheme, to bring in some college concepts, but at the heart of it is still short passes being used at times in place of the run. The trigger man for Reid’s O, Patrick Mahomes, gives him more options as a play caller to push the ball downfield.
This week’s FanPulse asked two questions;
Which team will win the Super Bowl?
Which coach would you rather have leading your team in the Super Bowl?
Both results were skewing K.C.’s way.
What are your answers to the FanPulse questions this week?