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RB Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons

5-11, 206Born: 4-16-1993College: IndianaDrafted: Round 3

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16 at NO 23 6 12 0 4 4 40 1 0 11.2
17 vs CAR 41 11 23 0 2 2 14 0 0 3.7
18 at LAR 29 14 40 0 3 3 28 0 0 6.8
19 at PHI 27 10 79 0 1 1 14 0 0 9.3

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 19 vs PHI (10 / 79 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Tevin Coleman had the same number of carries as Freeman (10), and was far more effective (79 to 7 rushing yards). Coleman's usage came on the perimeter, where he was able to outflank Philadelphia's defense multiple times. His long carry was a 21-yard misdirection toss play. Coleman's rushing was the most effective portion of Atlanta's offense, but they continued to rotate Coleman with Freeman throughout the game. Early success to perimeter.

2017 Week 18 vs LAR (14 / 40 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Coleman had only modest gains to start, but he contributed a third and long conversion later on with a rare broken tackle. Coleman also set a goal to go situation with strong play in the third quarter and helped fuel a field goal drive with effective running.

2017 Week 17 vs CAR (11 / 23 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

The Panthers stuffed Coleman for small gains on his first two touches. He earned a first down on a swing pass working outside a slant route that occupied the outside linebacker on Atlanta's third, third-down of the initial series in the game. Coleman's reception took Atlanta to its 19 and set up a pass to Devonta Freeman for the touchdown. He took a toss around right end on 2nd and 4 during the second drive for a 5-yard gain around Luke Kuechley. He gained 10 yards on two runs up the middle to begin the fourth drive, including a strong cutback in the crease to the backside of the formation. This was the best pair of plays he had for the rest of the game. After that, Coleman was stuffed again on a run to right end during the first possession of the third quarter. He stumbled to the sideline for three yards after penetration forced him wide on a toss play late in the third quarter. Then he was stuffed again on the next play for a loss of five. He was stuffed up the middle on 2nd and 10 from the Carolina 21 to end the third quarter. Freeman was a bigger factor in the fourth quarter.

2017 Week 16 vs NO (6 / 12 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)

Manti Te'o penetrated the A gap at the snap and met Coleman in the backfield after his exchange with Ryan to force a 3rd and 12 during Atlanta's first drive. Te'o got outside the Falcons offensive line to stop Coleman off right end for a one-yard loss to begin the third series at the end of the first quarter. He worked around right end and cut downhill for a few yards but wrapped from behind byt the pursuit two plays later. Atlanta once again forced Coleman wider than he wanted to go for a short loss on a toss play to the left during the second drive of the second half. He found a crease for 15 yards from an I-formation run inside the left tackle in the middle of the third quarter. He was stuffed on the following play for no gain.

2017 Week 14 vs NO (9 / 32 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He fought hard through a wrap to his waist on a run around left end at the Saints' 15 during the first drive, finishing with a gain of 6. He earned six inside left tackle on a strong cut downhill from an inside handoff from shotgun on a 2nd and 10 play during Atlanta's second drive. He earned four from another shotgun run late in the half. He followed up two plays later with a run up the middle from a single back set on 3rd and 1 and Atlanta called a time out with 0:50 left in the half.

2017 Week 13 vs MIN (8 / 22 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

He got open on an in-cut on 3rd and 12 during the first drive and earned 10 up the middle during the first drive just past mid-field. Atlanta converted to Coleman from the shotgun a shallow route against Anthony Barr to the opposite flat for more than 15 yards and a first down. Coleman got open against Terrance Newman up the left sideline during the same drive, but Ryan overshot him by five yards. He earned six yards on a 2nd and 10 stretch to the right side. Coleman earned six to left end to lead off the fourth series of the half. He earned another six yards off right tackle two plays later. He consistently executed a patient first cut at the right moment. He couldn't outrun the good angle by Everson Griffith on a misdirection toss to the left, forcing a third down during the first Atlanta drive of the half. Eric Kendricks prevented Coleman from controlling a target in the middle of the shallow zone in the fourth quarter.

2017 Week 12 vs TB (19 / 97 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He earned five yards on the opening offensive drive for Atlanta on a good cut downhill on a stretch play inside left guard. He followed up several plays later with a three-yard gain off the left side of the line. He had a crease but made a second cut that took him into a pursuing defender. Coleman stiff-armed his way around two defenders to earn the edge round the left side of the line for a first down but Taylor Gabriel was holding in the flat and the play was called back. Coleman took a toss play around left end for 20 to lead off the second series. Austin Hooper did a good job setting the edge with his block in the backfield. Coleman took a toss left for five yards during a drive in the middle of the second quarter. He gained seven on a draw play from shotgun to begin a late-half drive. He led off the second half with a five-yard gain off right guard on the second play of the Falcons' opening drive. Kwon Alexander finally found a lane to cut underneath the offensive line to drop Coleman for a four-yard loss on a pitch left on the next play. He earned a crease up left guard for a nine-yard gain to set up a 3rd and 1 run. He kept his pads low on the next run up the middle to earn a three-yard score. Alexander followed up with a second good play on a toss left to force a 3rd and 8 in the fourth quarter after Tampa cut the lead to a touchdown. Coleman earned eight tough yards with a strong push through contact on a 2nd and 9 run up the middle to force a Tampa Bay time out. Coleman put the game away after the two-minute warning with a great bounce outside to right end.

2017 Week 11 vs SEA (20 / 43 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

He took a toss to the left and did a good job of ducking under a wrap for a five-yard gain on a 2nd and 10 during the opening drive of the game. A few plays later, he took a 2nd and 3 run off right tackle for two yards. After the defensive pass interference penalty, Coleman cut inside the Seahawks' penetration and backed his way through the line for a one-yard plunge to cap the opening drive of the game. Coleman earned three up the middle on 2nd and goal from the 5 during the second offensive drive. Later, Sheldon Richardson sniffed out a misdirection toss and stuffed Coleman for a five-yard loss. Nazair Jones then stuffed Coleman to begin Atlanta's following drive with a first-down loss of two. After a short gain on 1st and 15, he was stuffed again for a four-loss. None of these plays were Coleman's fault, but avoiding backfield penetration is not the strength of his game. On the play after the four-yard loss, he bounced off a glancing blow on a middle screen for the first down near midfield. Coleman later dropped a screen pass on 3rd and 11 with 1:11 in the half. He began the second half with a big crease up the right side for a first down and a gain of nearly 10. Coleman bounced a play to right end for five yards on 2nd and 10 with less than a minute left in the third quarter. Coleman earned a first down up right guard through another good hole in the fourth quarter. However on the next play, Michael Bennett stuffed Coleman in the backfield for a loss of two before Coleman could finish his second step past the exchange point. Later in the drive, Coleman spun off the middle of the line to the right side on a 3rd and goal run from the five to get within inches of the goal line with less than five minutes left. Coleman hit left tackle with a decisive run for six yards after Seattle closed the lead to three points. However he was tripped up in the backfield by the safety coming down the line just before the two-minute warning, leading to a third-and-short and Atlanta took a sack that led to a punt.

2017 Week 10 vs DAL (20 / 83 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

When Coleman had to deal with penetration in the backfield, he failed. Anthony Hitchens forced Coleman to jump cut into an occupied crease on 2nd and short, forcing a one-yard loss and a 3rd and 3 during the second possession. Penetration from David Irving through right guard stuffed Coleman on 1st and 10 at the Atlanta 47 and forced Coleman to run into his lineman and the defender while trying to spin inside of them. He lost four. However, when Coleman earned a downhill runway behind a full back or as a single back, Coleman put Dallas on its heels and opened the play-action passing game for Atlanta. He made a nice cut inside the safety on a 1st and 10 run off right tackle from the 13 of Atlanta, stumbling past the defender for a gain five. While it was the type of run that Freeman would have made without stumbling and probably gained more, it was the type of play that Coleman couldn't have made three years ago because of his footwork. Later, Coleman took a toss play to the right end and dipped inside a lead block in the flat for a gain of 20 up the right sideline before he was pulled down by the earhole, and dropped at the boundary. This tackle incurred a face mask penalty and got Atlanta across midfield. He then lost a yard on a run up the middle where Irving once gain beat the right guard with penetration into the backfield. When Atlanta reached the end zone, Coleman tried to leap over the top on a 1st and goal run from the Dallas two. He scored a play later on a violent run up the gut behind Dontari Poe and pushed through with good second effort. This score put Atlanta ahead late in the first half. To begin the second half, Coleman earned 17 yards when Dallas' two linebackers in nickel took the same gap and left open a huge crease. Coleman had several strong gains in the second half, including runs of 15 and 18 yards on outside zone runs.

2017 Week 9 vs CAR (5 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 19 / 1 rec)

The Falcons' reserve did little until late in the game. He earned two off right tackle from deep in the Falcons' own territory and showed good pad level to get under the defense when he finished. However, penetration up the middle forced a quick cutback for one yard on the next play. This penetration stifled Coleman on most of his carries throughout the game, resulting in short gains. Coleman dropped a late fourth-quart throw but finished he drive with a WR screen split wide right, gaining 19 thanks to a Taylor Gabriel block on Thomas Davis. This put the Falcons within three of the Panthers.

2017 Week 8 vs NYJ (14 / 82 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

The third-year back was his typical boom-bust self in an offense that still hasn't found a ways to exploit his mismatch potential like Kyle Shanahan did as the Atlanta offensive coordinator last year. Coleman had several short gains as he rammed into the line on zone plays. However, he began to press and cut back on some runs in the second half for smaller gains. This led to a 54-yard cutback on a run designed to work behind his fullback to left tackle only to stop, hop, and cut to the backside tackle through a huge lane. He shook the lone safety at the other end of the crease, slid outside the pursuit of a linebacker and safety, and took the play up the right sideline to the Jets' 10. He followed up with another five-yard cutback from right guard to the middle, and essentially sealed the game. Atlanta let Coleman seal the game as the runner during its final drive as the ball carrier with the lead in hand.

2017 Week 7 vs NE (6 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Falcons' second back ran hard, but he didn't break any big plays. He earned four yards as the single set back with Ryan under center to lead off the second offensive series. Trey Flowers stuffed Coleman at the line of scrimmage two plays later. Coleman then got cut down by Malcolm Butler for no gain on a run working to right guard from the 19. He dropped a wide-open slant split wide right at midfield late in the half. He looked down field before securing the ball. Coleman earned six up the middle during the first series of the third quarter. Coleman is not earning touches with the creative pre-snap setups that got him into space like he saw last year.

2017 Week 6 vs MIA (9 / 32 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Coleman ran into his own guard on his first carry up the middle and had to bounce off it to earn a few yards off the left side during the opening drive. Two plays later, he took a toss to left end, but lost a yard when Lawrence Timmons and Xavien Howard pulled him out of bounds before he could turn the corner on a 3rd and 1 in Miami territory. This led to a 51-yard field goal by Matt Bryant. Coleman worked around left end and was fast enough to avoid penetration from the edge for four yards and past midfield. He earned a short pass on an angle route for four yards after a false start penalty to setup a 2nd and 11 on the third series. Coleman scored on the second of two consecutive runs from the Miami 9 after a combined 53 yards from Devonta Freeman. The score came from a shotgun trips play. After Miami got within three, Coleman took a toss play left for a strong gain and a first down near midfield. William Hayes stuffed Coleman on a sweep to the right for a loss that set up a 3rd and 16 with 7:22 left in a tie game.

2017 Week 4 vs BUF (9 / 79 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)

Lorenzo Alexander covered Coleman at the left sideline but Coleman dropped the ball trying to turn up the boundary before he secured the target on a 2nd and 6 near midfield in Bills territory. He had difficulty working free of Alexander on the next play, and it forced Ryan to take a hit while throwing the ball away against pressure and forced a punt. In the next series, defensive penetration forced Coleman to change direction in the backfield and he was dropped for a loss of two late in the first quarter. He found a cutback off the backside guard for six yards on the following play. He then picked up an A-gap blitz by Alexander on third down to set up a first down conversion on a short out to Julio Jones, but he had to leave the field with a shoulder injury because of bad technique. He returned in the next series for a four-yard gain on a toss to left end to midfield. The toss play and runs behind fullback were his most effective plays. He earned a toss right on the next play behind the FB and earned 29 yards Coleman later caught a wheel route up the left sideline with a diving effort. Just before the two-minute warning, he gashed Buffalo on a draw play just before the two-minute warning that nearly broke free for a long gain. In the second half, Coleman earned a long gain up the left sideline on a toss, but CB E.J. Gaines nearly foiled the 28-yard run by stripping the ball. Jake Matthews was on the spot to recover and Coleman got Atlanta inside the 20 with a pass over the middle a few plays later.

2017 Week 3 vs DET (6 / 46 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)

He gained two on his first touch; a fullback lead to right tackle where he hit the crease hard but was dropped after contact for no more than a yard. He earned a good matchup with a safety covered up by the tight end's seam route but the safety made up ground and tackled the runner shy of the first down, leading to a 3rd and 2 after a 13-yard gain. Coleman got loose off the right end up the sideline for a 14-yard gain up the right sideline behind a good Jones block at the boundary later in the same drive. Coleman took a hitch to right end up the sideline for a strong gain but offsetting penalties nullified the 25-yard run to the 13 of Detroit midway through the second quarter. He earned a nine-yard gain late in the half on a delay late in the half where he bounced off his own man deep into the crease and redirected to open ground for about half of those yards. Good stiff-arm up the right flat at the LOS to work up the sideline after breaking the tackle on a check-down a couple of plays later for 27 yards. Coleman was stuffed late in the third quarter on a play up the middle for a three-yard loss. He put a great move on a defender at the edge of a toss to the left for a strong gain that really highlighted the improvement he's made with his footwork. He followed up with an ISO to the left side for a nine-yard gain to set up a quitting-hitting dive play on 3rd and 1 for Freeman, who broke the play into the secondary inside the 20 of Detroit.

2017 Week 2 vs GB (6 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 3 / 1 rec)

He began as a decoy for a wide route to Freeman on the first series and later re-entered the game for three yards up the middle on a second-and-goal draw play. Coleman began the second series in the backfield and went the wrong way towards the exchange point with Matt Ryan on a pistol run to left guard. Ryan couldn't make the exchange and had to throw the ball away. Penetration from the defense stuffed Coleman in the backfield for a short loss during the third series, which set up a 3rd and 12. Midway through the second quarter, Coleman earned 35 yards with a patient run against 10 men in the box, bouncing to right end after Clay Matthews overplayed his backside. Coleman later scored on a three-yard rub route initiated at the goal line by Austin Hooper at the end of the first half. This put Atlanta up by 17. Coleman was stuffed again on a 2nd and short pass in the left flat late in the third quarter and on the next play, missed a linebacker blitz up the middle that led to a 53-yard field goal, putting Atlanta ahead, 34-10.

2017 Week 1 vs CHI (8 / 16 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

Coleman went head over heels on a short run up the middle and slipped on a short pass in the let flat on a second and seven after that. He was stuffed on 3rd and 1 on a run inside against good penetration at the 29 of Chicago to set up a Matt Ryan 48-yard FG. Coleman was then targeted on a throw-out to the left flat but the pass was thrown inaccurately due to penetration in the backfield and Coleman had to pounce on the throw thrown behind him. He caught a flat pass on 1st down for 8 yards. Coleman cut back and was stuffed for third down on 2nd and short because head and pads come down too early. Forced a 3rd and 1. Later a run to left end foiled by holding call to Jake Matthews that would have gone for about 5-6 yards. Followed up with a pull through the wrap at the LOS for seven yards to set up 2nd and 13 manageable. Well covered by Leonard Floyd in the right flat and broken up in the third quarter. Broke a Kyle Fuller tackle on a crossing route circling form the backfield to get inside the 25 for his fourth catch. A bigger gain was lost when he slipped on a cut downhill on 2nd down and it seemed to happen for Freeman on the same side of the field although twice for Coleman.

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Falcons | Tevin Coleman staying in Atlanta? (Fri Jan 19, 09:59 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman could remain a part of the backfield beyond 2018, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Our View: A third-round pick in 2015, Coleman is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2018. We can't see a way that the Falcons afford both Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coleman may want a chance to move on and prove that he can be a featured back with another team in 2019.
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Falcons | Tevin Coleman has solid outing (Sat Jan 13, 08:05 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 79 yards on 10 carries in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Jan. 13. He also caught one pass for 14 yards during the game.

Our View: The Eagles couldn't stop Coleman, especially in the first half of the game. The Falcons curiously didn't use Coleman more, despite the great success he was having with the rock. Instead, Terron Ward got some snaps and a target on a shovel pass when the team was close to pay dirt with the game on the line. That mistake ended up costing the Falcons.
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