I know, I know, I've been obsessed with this topic, but as someone growing up in the Walsh era I just think that is this team's identity. Just like the Bears play "smashmouth" (so-called) football as the "Monsters of the Midway"... Just like the Giants have been known for running and good D. Just like the Raiders like their vertical game... A team that has 5 SBs has an identity. There is a whole community built around the WCO in and around the Bay Area and around the league... Many WCO coaches live in, or originated in colleges around the Bay... There is a big local talent pool.
Can't wait to see what the draft brings. Hope we trade back in the 1st round... More picks, the better.
So what does everyone else think of the WCO coming "back" (in one of it's forms)? I know I've had some detractors talking about how the league has "evolved" further... I beg to differ. The basic fundamentals of the WCO/Bill Walsh Offense (in reality) are the roots of most of the best offenses in the league today... And the other good offenses are rooted in the Air Coryell Offenses - from which Bill took many of his ideas (he basically evolved from that style)...
I was even more pleased when Harbaugh admitted to keeping a pic of Walsh on his computer!!!