Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by Legbreaker:
Uh, no. Not even close.
The 49ers were built on the short pass. Joe was famous for it.
Do you know who the 49er all time leading receiver was before Jerry Rice? Roger Craig. A running back. Whenever I hear people call Alex Smith "captain check down" I laugh my @ss off. Montana checked down enough to ensure that Roger Craig had over 500 receptions as a 49er.
Did you know that our FULLBACK had 73 catches in 1989? The great 49er teams of old made their money with 5-10 yard passes and YAC. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. Check the stats. The 49ers were never a chuck n' duck offense.
Solid post. That is the true history of the team. Pass short, and then maybe hit them up top later in the game. It was beautiful football.
Not sure why everyone is so obsessed with the deep bomb to Moss. It's not like Moss has been burning people all year. This is a very low percentage play and we need to get over it. If it happens cool, but it's not necessary for this offense to be successful
True and I don't understand why 9er fans do not know this history. Even if they were born after the Montana years the stats are historical record and have been discussed...a lot!