Fool’s Gold: What Happened to the 49ers’ Offense?

May 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Once upon a time, the San Francisco 49ers had the most potent offense in the league.
Head Coach Bill Walsh, an offensive guru, coached Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Dwight Clark, and Roger Craig to three Super Bowl rings during the 1980s. Later in the decade, George Seifert won two more with the similar cast.
Fast forward to the state of the franchise today, and you are left scratching your head wondering what happened.
Now, instead of building upon the legacy of the past, the 49ers of the previous seven years have been labeled by inconsistency and incompetence.
If you look at the big picture, there are various factors that have ultimately resulted in their downfall.
It’s fair to point fingers and say that the instability amongst the coaching staff can be detrimental to the development of a team’s potential.
The offensive coordinator is currently Jimmy Raye, their seventh in eight years. The frequent changes at the position are a primary...

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