The move is unsurprising. While Tevin Coleman looked impressive in Atlanta's offense, Freeman absolutely dismantled a stout Dallas Cowboys defense that was previously the best statistical run defense in the league. Freeman played an every down role, finishing up the game with a ridiculous 30 carries for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and five catches for 52 yards.
Coleman is, of course, dealing with a rib fracture, and is expected to return in the next few weeks.
Dan Quinn and company make a bold move after one great game. Once healthy, Coleman should still get a heavy dose of carries, but will likely remain the backup for the near future. Freeman should have a pretty solid hold on the starting spot, but will still need to compete to keep his starting spot.