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Bill Walsh- Positions I Would Pick First

Here is the challenge before me: Pick five players from different positions to start a new team.

So the question is, which five positions would be most important to me?

It is an intriguing situation and I wouldn't be surprised if five different coaches went about this task five different ways.

And who's to say one way is right and another is not? After all, Super Bowls have been won by teams with decidedly different approaches to the game, both in philosophy and personnel.

Still, these are the positions I would fill first, in order:

1. Quarterback.

2. Pass Rusher

3. Safety

4. Running back.

5. Receiver.

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I would put a OT second or third on that list.
1. OL

2. OL

3. OL

4. OL

5. OL

1. Quarterback. -Smith?

2. Pass Rusher - Draft or FA

3. Safety - Goldson -draft Berry or Mays

4. Running back. - Gore

5. Receiver. - Morgan, Crabtree

--We need an o-line
Originally posted by JohnnyMo49:
1. OL

2. OL

3. OL

4. OL

5. OL


He's talking about starting a team from scratch.
QB
OT
OG
NT/DT
S
QB
OL
OL
OL
OL
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
Here is the challenge before me: Pick five players from different positions to start a new team.

So the question is, which five positions would be most important to me?

It is an intriguing situation and I wouldn't be surprised if five different coaches went about this task five different ways.

And who's to say one way is right and another is not? After all, Super Bowls have been won by teams with decidedly different approaches to the game, both in philosophy and personnel.

Still, these are the positions I would fill first, in order:

1. Quarterback.

2. Pass Rusher

3. Safety

4. Running back.

5. Receiver.

Link

Walsh's list doesn't include the OL because he had Bobb McKittrick who could coach a garbage man into an effective O-Lineman.
BW had McKittrick converting castoffs from other teams into servicable players so he didn't think he needed to waste high picks on OL.
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
BW had McKittrick converting castoffs from other teams into servicable players so he didn't think he needed to waste high picks on OL.

McIntyre, Wallace, Sapolu, Barton, Cross (2nd rounder), Bubba (1st pick in the 2nd round), are hardly cast offs but I know what you are saying

Exhibit A -- Derrick Deese, Bruce Collie
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
BW had McKittrick converting castoffs from other teams into servicable players so he didn't think he needed to waste high picks on OL.

McIntyre, Wallace, Sapolu, Barton, Cross (2nd rounder), Bubba (1st pick in the 2nd round), are hardly cast offs but I know what you are saying

Exhibit A -- Derrick Deese, Bruce Collie

I wonder what McKittrick could have done with this oline.

[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on Nov 15, 2009 at 15:35:14 ]
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
BW had McKittrick converting castoffs from other teams into servicable players so he didn't think he needed to waste high picks on OL.

McIntyre, Wallace, Sapolu, Barton, Cross (2nd rounder), Bubba (1st pick in the 2nd round), are hardly cast offs but I know what you are saying

Exhibit A -- Derrick Deese, Bruce Collie

I wonder what McKittrick could have done with this oline.

He wouldn't have allowed Walsh to pick these Clodsdales...
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