Originally posted by ninersoul:
I beg to differ a little bit with you here....
1996 : I think the 49ers would've defeated the Pack that year with Joe. Remember that '96 Monday Night game vs. the Pack where the 49ers had Elvis Grbac starting and they had the lead at halftime ( 17-6 or something like that) and that terrible bad call of Don Beebe scoring a TD after he was clearly down once he caught the ball that changed the mometum of the game? Also later on in the playoffs, if it wasn't for Packers having 2 punt returns for TDs that game it would've been a different story with Joe Montana starting instead of Elvis.
You realize Terry Kirby was not only our leading rusher in 1996 (559 yards) but he also had the 2nd most receptions on the team, a shocking 17 more catches than the #3 guy.
1996 Packers were one of the finest teams of the 90's.
Farve: 39 TDs - 13 INTs
Bennett: 899 yards
Steady passing attack with Freeman, Brooks, Rison, Beebe, Keith Jackson & Chmura
One of the leagues best Defensive Lines
2 solid corners & 2 All Pro quality Safeties
#1 Defense Points Allowed
#1 Offense Points Scored
Undefeated @ Home, Steamrolled through the Playoffs
Just like 2011 Niners created turnovers, the 1996 Packers returned punts & kicks for TDs. You can't say "if they didn't return two kicks", because that's what they did all season long.
In 1996 we were downright embarrassed and it had nothing to do with Steve
49ers Floyd & Kirby: 11 carries for 27 yards
Packers Bennett & Levens: 32 carries for 126 yards
Was Joe planning on lining up on Defense or Special Teams?