Someone mentioned this to me in email and I thought it was noteworthy:
"For all the talk about Montana's clutch ability, accuracy, touch, pocket presence, etc, people tend to forget that in Walsh's eyes, what really made Montana perfect for his intended offense was his mobility. And not just his mobility in the pocket, but his drop. That guy covered more yardage more quickly in a basic three-step drop than almost any QB before or since. It was a huge advantage for him and it's erroneous to suggest that any other QB could have duplicated it."
It does not sound exaggerating , heard Walsh say the same thing, that what mad Joe stand out was his feet, he was sffortless on dropping back like he was ice skating, don't see anyone close to do that and scan the field with his pin point laser vision. Just my opinion.
It's so fluid and smooth how Montana drops back. He gets back so quickly and is always in position to make the right throw. Compare his drop-backs to other good or great mobile QBs like Elway, Steve Young, or Vick and it's night and day. Walsh knew what he was talking about. Montana's mobility is second to none.
I also heard Walsh talk about his instincts. Not only did he have great peripheral vision and see the entire field but when he saw someone open, he was quick to pull the trigger. I was always so amazed with his accuracy. He seemed to ALWAYS put the ball right on the money and always at the right time.
All he needed was 1 more second in the NFC championship against the Giants and the 49ers would have threepeated! He had Rice wide open on a bomb but old fat a$$ bubba didn't block his man. Nobody would have been talking about Rogers fumble if it weren't for old fat a$$ bubba.
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