Offensive evolution of the Atlanta Falcons under Dan Quinn
- Then: Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Antone Smith
- Now: Devonta Freeman, Ito Smith, Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison
Make no mistake, I don’t think anyone had any idea that Devonta Freeman would turn into what he has turned into – before injury. The off-season Dan Quinn took over of the team, Running back was a real question mark because Tevin Coleman was a rookie, Devonta Freeman had 65 career rushes and Antone Smith was a back up.
The consensus was that Tevin Coleman would end up being the starter and that changed when he got hurt and Devonta Freeman turned in a remarkable season, and Tevin was a great complimentary back. And that continued until this past season when Coleman had to start most of the year once Devonta got hurt.
Now Tevin Coleman is in San Francisco, and Devonta is back, and hopefully healthy. Ito Smith is entering his second season and has seem to solidified the second spot, the third spot is still to be determined between Qadree Ollison and Brian Hill.
Let’s be real, Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were neither as proven as Devonta Freeman is at the moment. That alone puts the Running back room of today, ahead at the moment.