The 49ers in 2016 are reigning in an entirely new and progressive offensive system, one that has seen success in the NFL.
Starting running back Carlos Hyde, who played in a similar offense at Ohio State, detailed the team's adjustment to Chip Kelly's fast-paced system.
"He's definitely brought the up-tempo to practice. A fast, fast, no-huddle practice - at first it was tiring, but we got the hang of it," Hyde on Thursday told 95.7 The Game.
Hyde, who has averaged 4.1 yards per carry in his career, will be in his third offensive system in his third year in the NFL.
But the 49ers rusher feels he's settling in.
"Now, to me, things are slowing down.
"It was easy to go out there and run a certain amount of plays in a certain amount of minutes pretty fast," Hyde said about the team practices. "And then that's it. You just looking at the end of practice, like 'Dang, that's it?' You're actually expecting more. But we actually did a lot.
The 49ers in OTAs averaged one play every 20 seconds (24 plays in eight minutes).
Due to the exhaustive nature of these sessions, Hyde was asked about his training regimen.
"You just know you have to be in shape," he said on 95.7 The Game. "You can't just come in here slacking, can't come in here a pound or two overweight or anything like that. You just gotta really hone into it and take it seriously. And get into the best shape you can so you can go into this year, with a great year. No injuries or anything like that. Just expect a great year."
In addition to the tempo, Hyde discussed the adjustment to the new playbook, and how the team has acclimated.
"We've put in 10 installs," said the running back. "I feel like I know the whole playbook. At first, when we first started, yeah, it was a learning curve. Everything was new to everybody. Now that we've been into it, been into it this whole offseason, been into it, looked over it, practiced it, everyday. To me it's the easiest thing ever.
"Maybe the game will be slowing down for me because I know exactly what I have to do. I know my reads, and I know exactly what I have to do."