Saw this video on nfl.com and enjoyed it.
http://www.nfl.com/videos/n-if-l/0ap2000000152478/N-if-L-What-if-Young-had-been-traded-to-Chiefs
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
I've got a couple very basic problems with this idea that they would have won those two NFC Championship games vs. Dallas if they would have kept Montana. The first problem is that the Cowboys scored 30 and 38 points in those games. Niner fans have this habit of magical thinking with Joe Montana. He's my favorite Niner of all time, but let's be real about this. Every single one of his playoff and Super Bowl wins came along with a very tough defense. And the other problem is the one Walsh had - Montana was getting very fragile at that point in his career. He was prone to injury. To assume he would have even gotten the team as far as Young did and into those games is to assume he would have been relatively free of injury, which is an assumption with rather long odds.
Originally posted by GNielsen:I've got a couple very basic problems with this idea that they would have won those two NFC Championship games vs. Dallas if they would have kept Montana. The first problem is that the Cowboys scored 30 and 38 points in those games. Niner fans have this habit of magical thinking with Joe Montana. He's my favorite Niner of all time, but let's be real about this. Every single one of his playoff and Super Bowl wins came along with a very tough defense. And the other problem is the one Walsh had - Montana was getting very fragile at that point in his career. He was prone to injury. To assume he would have even gotten the team as far as Young did and into those games is to assume he would have been relatively free of injury, which is an assumption with rather long odds.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
I've got a couple very basic problems with this idea that they would have won those two NFC Championship games vs. Dallas if they would have kept Montana. The first problem is that the Cowboys scored 30 and 38 points in those games. Niner fans have this habit of magical thinking with Joe Montana. He's my favorite Niner of all time, but let's be real about this. Every single one of his playoff and Super Bowl wins came along with a very tough defense. And the other problem is the one Walsh had - Montana was getting very fragile at that point in his career. He was prone to injury. To assume he would have even gotten the team as far as Young did and into those games is to assume he would have been relatively free of injury, which is an assumption with rather long odds.
Well, in 1992, Dallas benefited from 4takeaways. Things would've been different if the turnover margin was equal. (0)
Originally posted by susweel:
2 were Ricky Waters fumbles.