As we learned from Craig Dahl, last season the Rams knew most of the time whether the 49ers’ offense was going to run or pass. This blog from Niners Nation breaks down how the Rams may have keyed on the 49ers’ offense.
Were there any other ways Roman was tipping his plays last season?
I can think of one way. When Roman started calling the Diamond Formation late in the season (a.k.a. the Full House Pistol, or the Q), he mostly lined up Vernon Davis near the line of scrimmage – at wide receiver, in the slot or at tight end. If Davis lined up in the backfield and did not motion to the line of scrimmage before the snap, I’m reasonably sure the 49ers ran the ball every time.
Did you notice that? Did you notice anything else?