dont know about you guys but this part pisses me off more than anything else:
He had a supporting cast that included Jerry Rice, Brent Jones, Roger Craig and coach Bill Walsh. Think Dan Marino, Warren Moon or Jim Kelly couldn't have won a couple of titles with that group?
So its now Joes fault he could connect with his offence while the other mentioned QBs couldnt do so with theirs? Its the 49ers players fault to not only stay with a good thing in Montana but re-sign with the 49ers? Its the 49ers for letting these players re-sign with the team instead of finding other players that might might-not fit in what Walsh was trying to accomplish and new targets for Montana to throw at?
Why is it that he was only good because he was surrounded by a great cast of players? These players might have not kicked on in another team, they may not have ever reached the heights they are known for today, if they had gone to another team. While other teams were looking for the next Rice, Jones, Craig and Walsh, Montana was making it happen in a whole new offense Walsh was putting together year after year.
Montana didnt just jump in on a team that was ready to go to the SB and were the toast of the NFL and Im sure neither did the other QBs mentioned in the article. Montana started at the bottom and could do everything Walsh was looking for in a QB that could run his new offence, the difference is that the 49ers, yes Mr. D, saw a good thing and bent over backwards to keep the important parts together, unlike his counterparts in other teams who couldnt find the next Walsh so decided to bring in a salary cap.