The Sports Pulse: Rockland County’s Representation at the 2024 Super Bowl

Deuce Schwartz, a coach for the San Francisco 49ers and a native of Rockland County, New York, is in route to the Super Bowl!
Before attending Union College, Deuce Schwartz played high school football for Suffern High School, where he was raised in the village of Suffern. His tenure as the 49ers offensive quality control coach
is in its second season. Following his 2021 season as a defensive analyst at the University of Missouri, he was signed by the 49ers and has garnered significant success ever since.

In 2022, RB Christian McCaffery and WR Brandon Aiyuk, acquired in a trade in the middle of the season, led the San Francisco offense. With 1,015 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, Aiyuk
accumulated his first season in which he surpassed 1,000 yards. Following his Week 7 initiation with the team, McCaffrey accumulated 1,210 scrimmage yards and 11 touchdowns. Throughout the
season, San Francisco had three starting quarterbacks; in Week 13, newcomer QB Brock Purdy was named to the starting lineup. The 49ers maintained their explosiveness, ranking fifth in the NFL in yards per game (365.6) and fourth in the league in average yards per play (5.9), thus displaying the drastic uptrend in the team’s results since Schwartz’s arrival. Coaching The Best Offense in the NFL

While Schwartz’s involvement in the 49er’s offense is undoubtedly a proud moment for Rockland County natives, we should recognize how he’s a key instrument in the best offense in the NFL and
how talented the team really is. We know Schwartz and the offensive coaching staff have an easier life with such a talented squad, but which player for the San Francisco 49ers benefits the most from playing for a loaded offense surrounded by stars?

Purdy, who frequently has an astounding number of wide receivers and time to pass the ball, is the apparent choice. However, McCaffrey has also earned a respectable livelihood this season by running behind a Williams-led, formidable run-blocking offensive line. Before contact, McCaffrey averages 3.1 yards, which ranks him fourth among all running backs with at least 50 carries during the regular season and first among starting backs in the NFL. Some of that can be attributed to CMC's ability to force opponents to misfire and rapidly get downhill. Still, the O- line also receives a substantial amount of forward pressure.

Despite being recognized as a threat by opposing defenses, McCaffrey’ bad-box percentage (46.1%), which indicates the frequency with which he encounters eight or more defenders in the box when
aligned up in the backfield, is nearly identical to the league average. As Brandon Aiyuk, Kittle, and Deebo Samuel draw attention down the field, defenses are no longer inclined to pile bodies near the line of scrimmage.
If any team in the league owns the potential to stop Mahomes and The Chiefs in their tracks, the 49ers is that group! We expect New Jersey Online casinos to be filled with avid sports bettors
looking to fade San Fran on the point spread. Still, this talented unit of players and coaches shouldn’t be underestimated. Rockland County will unquestionably support Schwartz, who could make history as a local and become the first Superbowl-winning coach from the province.

An Inspiration On & Off the Field

He’ll make Rockland County headlines on Feb 11 for his NFL contributions, but Schwartz isn’t just a
hero on the field. In 2013, the San Francisco offensive quality control coach participated in a birthright excursion and enrolled in the bone marrow registry of Gift of Life. Nine years later, Tony Hartman, 49ers
devoted and native of San Francisco, was matched with Schwartz to receive a life-saving blood stem cell transplant following a leukemia diagnosis. The 49ers My Cause My Cleats initiative, sponsored by Shoe Palace, Schwartz, and Hartman, was unveiled on the field at Levi’s  Stadium for the first time by the 49ers and Gift of Life. After the heartfelt introduction, Schwartz commenced a comprehensive tour of the SAP Performance Facility and Levi’s Stadium with Hartman. They paused in restricted areas surrounding
the stadium, including the NRG Solar Terrace and the tunnels. Additionally, the two discussed their individual experiences as donors and recipients. Schwartz is an inspiration for all, and the entire Rockland County community will be part-time 49ers fans ahead of the Super Bowl LVIII!

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