San Francisco 49ers Issues of The Decade: The Loss Of Team Identity

August 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 1979, Bill Walsh took over a club that went 2-14. Two years later, "The Catch" stunned America's team and propelled the 49ers to the franchise's first Super Bowl Victory on the shoulders of a young, home grown prolific passer, gutsy leader, and downright magical kid named Joe Montana.
Walsh went on to build a dynasty that won 2 more Super Bowls in 1984 and 1988. He then passed the torch to Defensive Coordinator George Seifert. Seifert took the team back to the Super Bowl in 1989 for back to back wins and one of the most lopsided Super Bowl games in NFL History.
Long time backup quarterback Steve Young eventually assumed the helm and success still followed. Young led his team to a super bowl victory in 1994. Freakish Athletic Specimen Terrell Owens's abilities played the aging all time greatest receiver in NFL history off the team, but little changed.
For about 20 years, the 49ers were well known as a finesse passing team. Montana, Young, and Jeff Garcia could kill you...

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