Originally posted by boast:Originally posted by LambdaChi49:Originally posted by billbird2111:Originally posted by boast:Originally posted by billbird2111:Confirms we ran the WCO, but tells a reporter you're not going to see the Walsh WCO. Play calls, principals, terminology are similar he says.
yeah, Harb's WCO puts a lot more emphasis on the run than Bill's ever did.
The Walsh mentality however was "pass to set up the run." There was a lot of emphasis on the run in the early days of the Walsh WCO. Very rarely did Walsh have Montana strike deep downfield. It was a dink and dunk type offense. But it was the type of offense that would pick up three to four yards with every play, which is exactly what Walsh wanted. Those were long, clock-consuming drives.
The later versions with Rice, Taylor, Craig and other stars were like the souped-up sports car version of the WCO. The 1980-84 WCO was more like a Dodge Dart.
Some stats from those years:
Joe barely played.
1980 - Joe Montana
24 pass att/game average
163 yards/game average
15 TD, 9 INT
Only 6 games with more than 225 pass yards.
Montana had a 19 TD - 12 INT and a 88.4 rating. This is about what we EXPECT from Alex this season.
(9 games played)
290 yard/game average.
88 passer rating
1983 season is when Joe really broke out statistically.
94.6 rating, 26 TD, 12 INT, almost 4k yards, 65% passing, etc.
So basically...it took about 3 years for the offense to really get in gear.
I can't believe that Walsh was making Alexcuses 30 years ago.