Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
This is so accurate, I appreciated Young a lot but he failed how many times in the playoffs with loaded teams
0 times. The 1993 49ers had a horrible defense. The 1992 49ers had a mediocre, declining defense. The 1995 49ers...had one offensive weapon, Jerry Rice. Unless you consider Derek Loville, Adam Walker, a beat up John Taylor with one foot into a retirement home, J.J. Stokes, and Brent Jones with a torn MCL, wearing a knee brace, "weapons."
He played only 1 or 2 series against the Packers in the 96 playoff game. The 1997 49ers had no running game with Hearst coming off the broken collarbone and looking horrible. That was the only one where you can make a case Young really had a chance to make any difference in the outcome, but that was the year Rice was out with a torn ACL and Owens was still developing. Jones was banged up and headed into retirement. Stokes...well, we know the deal with Stokes.
1998, another terrible defense. Hearst broke his ankle on the opening series of the loss to Atlanta.
The 49ers lost to the superior team in the playoffs in those years they didn't win with Young.
People also act like Montana's games against the Giants and Vikings never happened.