Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by Chief:
TO and Steve killed the Packers and Favre with the "Catch 2", we were on fire and ready for another Superbowl, ring number 6. Hearst breaks his ankle and the game versus Atlanta followed that pattern. The following season in week 3 Steve Young was injured and forced to retire and we went 4-12.
One ankle, one play, years of pain.
Garrison was my favorite 9ers of all time and that game/play crushed me... Why do you have to bring it up. All I can see is that play in the 1st half where Terry Kirby recover his own fumble like 13 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
If it wasn't for Astroturf Garrison may have become a HOF'er and we'd have at least 6 Lombardi trophies for sure. (had he been healthy he may have been in on the play where Philips missed a block and ended Young's career).
Young's career ended cause he wanted it to, not because of that 1 injury. Out of the horses mouth, he used that injury as a way to exit without being the villain. That he knew the Niners were no longer playing for championships every year, that he didn't want to be on another team, and if he couldn't play for championships then he would rather not play at all and took the opportunity to exit stage right.
Believe it. Steve Young's career ended on HIS terms.