49ers use Diamond formation

I wrote a blog yesterday on the 49ers Full-House Pistol formation. It’s actually called the Diamond formation. The Oklahoma Sooners run it, the West Virginia Mountaneers run it, and now the 49ers run it. It’s a run-based shotgun formation. There are four players in the backfield, and therefore nine players in the offensive box. It’s supposed to confuse the defense with misdirections and multiple options. It invites the defense to…

December 11, 2012