Whether it's a fly sweep, a pass to an eligible offensive lineman, read options or plays out of the pistol formation, Roman admits the skills of his offensive players allow him flexibility.
"I think our players are the guide there," the 49ers offensive coordinator told 49ers.com. "We're always going to try to work to their strengths. They're very open-minded and study hard. That might allow us to do more than some teams do, maybe not. We're always going to try to expand, evolve and adapt to the strengths of our players."
"I don't think you can replace Michael Crabtree, but it's the next man up," Roman said. "However, we have to make up for that lost production. We're going to have to find a way to do that. Michael is a very good player that's coming into his own. He's working hard at healing right now."
"He's got a year under his belt and I think the work he did this offseason will help him out tremendously from a physical standpoint," Roman pointed out about Jenkins. "He'll be bigger, stronger and even more resistant to injury. He'll be able to handle the physical challenges of the game that much more. He's doing a really good job."
Leading the way in the receiving corps is Boldin, who's already had a big impact on the entire group.
"I think Anquan is an accomplished veteran in this league," Roman said. "Just his demeanor, how he handles his business day in and day out, is great for everybody to be a part of, to see and to learn from. That will only makes us stronger as an offense."
Roman has also given defenses a variety of looks in the running game, thanks to the talents of
"Kendall Hunter is a very good football player and really brought a different dynamic to our run and pass game," Roman said. "He's right on schedule. LaMichael is going through it again for the second time. You can see his comfort level in the system, being able to branch out and do some different things. We're very excited.
Up front, the 49ers return all five starting offensive lineman. Behind the starters,
"It just makes you that much more resistant over the course of a long, physical, arduous season, to have different options available," Roman said. "We have a sharp group and they've been playing together for a while now. We're really excited to see them take off this year as a unit."
During the offseason, Roman and the offensive position coaches spend more time on the field, working with players individually. It allows them to go over the finer details of the system and they install new offensive concepts piece by piece.
"It's like going to a private school in a way, where each player gets a lot of individual coaching, individual teaching, individual attention," Roman said. "Our coaches do a great job with that. It's a critical part of the year, not only from an individual standpoint, but also the chemistry of the offense. It allows us to experiment with certain things, see where they may fit or may not fit, move them forward going into training camp. We're really getting everybody prepared to enter into training camp and compete."