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Originally posted by Niners816:
I know there is a 1982 walsh playbook, 1985 walsh playbook, 1991 Holmgren pass install and a 1994 shanahan pass install on there as well.

Whoa! Gonna look for those now.
Originally posted by Niners816:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Yup. I found it there too a few years back.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/181829506/Finding-the-Winning-Edge-Bill-Walsh#scribd

I know there is a 1982 walsh playbook, 1985 walsh playbook, 1991 Holmgren pass install and a 1994 shanahan pass install on there as well.


Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by Niners816:
I know there is a 1982 walsh playbook, 1985 walsh playbook, 1991 Holmgren pass install and a 1994 shanahan pass install on there as well.

Whoa! Gonna look for those now.

They're pretty good, I've used those as reference for a lot of my film analysis
Originally posted by jonnydel:
Originally posted by Niners816:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Yup. I found it there too a few years back.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/181829506/Finding-the-Winning-Edge-Bill-Walsh#scribd

I know there is a 1982 walsh playbook, 1985 walsh playbook, 1991 Holmgren pass install and a 1994 shanahan pass install on there as well.


Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by Niners816:
I know there is a 1982 walsh playbook, 1985 walsh playbook, 1991 Holmgren pass install and a 1994 shanahan pass install on there as well.

Whoa! Gonna look for those now.

They're pretty good, I've used those as reference for a lot of my film analysis

I've got the 1994 pass install bookmarked on my phone. Hell my profile pic is taken from that same pass install.
[ Edited by Niners816 on Feb 10, 2015 at 8:21 AM ]
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Indy's Times, Tests: How I Evaluate Them

By Bill Walsh


http://www.sportsxchange.com/DS97/walsh/walsh3.htm
I'm kind of pissed at the FO for not going after Bill after firing Harbs....
Bill Walsh Football life re-airing at 130pm PST today
Here is Bill Walsh's career Offensive Profile. I chose 1971 as the start point because that is when he was elevated to QB coach and was working with soft throwing Virgil Carter at Qb. This is kinda assumed to be the beginning of the WCO.

1971 Cincy – QB Coach
Game Averages
15/26 for 151 yards
33 rushes for 153 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
44/56
Pass Distribution(%)
TE1 – 18.7
WR1 – 12.6
FB1 – 11.2
HB1 – 10.3
WR2 – 10.3

1972 Cincy – QB Coach
Game Averages
16/27 for 166 yards
35 rushes for 143 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
43/57
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 26.0
TE1 – 20.1
FB1 – 17.8
HB1 – 13.2
WR2 – 7.8

1973 Cincy – QB Coach
Game Averages
13/24 for 163 yards
37 rushes for 160 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
38/62
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 25.0
WR1 - 25.0
TE1 – 16.1
HB1 – 15.6
WR2 – 7.2

1974 Cincy – QB Coach
Game Averages
16/25 for 179 yards
37 rushes for 141 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
42/58
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 14.3
WR2 – 13.4
HB1 – 13.0
WR3 – 10.7
FB1 – 10.3
TE1 – 9.4
HB2 – 8.5
HB3 – 8.0

1975 Cincy – QB Coach
Game Averages
18/30 for 232 yards
35 rushes for 130 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
45/55
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 17.3
FB1 – 16.5
WR2 – 14.5
WR3 – 14.1
HB1 – 9.8
TE1 – 8.6
HB3 – 7.8

1976 San Diego OC
Game Averages
16/27 for 173 yards
33 rushes for 146 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
43/57
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 22.4
HB1 – 21.1
HB2 – 15.2
TE1 – 14.8
HB3 – 6.3

1977 Stanford HC
Game Averages
20/31 for 238 yards
40 rushes for 140 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
44/56
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 22.6
HB1 – 21.3
WR2 – 19.6
HB2 – 9.8
HB3 – 8.1
TE1 – 6.4

1978 Stanford HC
Game Averages
21/33 for 246 yards
40 rushes for 154
Pass/Rush Ratio
45/55
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 21.1
HB1 – 20.0
HB2 – 19.5
TE1 – 8.4
TE2 – 7.2

1979 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
23/38 for 228 yards
30 rushes for 120 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
55/45
Pass Distribution(%)
HB1 – 16.1
WR1 – 15.8
FB1 – 14.7
WR2 – 10.8
HB2 – 8.9
TE1 – 7.2
TE2 – 6.6

1980 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
23/37 for 224 yards
26 rushes for 109 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
57/43
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 22.9
WR1 – 22.6
WR2 – 13.2
HB1 – 11.3
TE1 – 8.0
HB2 – 7.4

1981 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
21/32 for 221 yards
35 rushes for 121 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
47/53
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 25.9
WR2 – 18.0
FB1 – 15.5
TE1 – 11.3
HB1 – 8.2
HB2 – 8.2

1982 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
24/39 for 278 yards
24 rushes for 82 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
59/41
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 27.9
HB1 – 17.2
TE1 – 10.7
TE2 – 10.2
FB1 – 8.8
WR2 – 8.8

1983 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
21/33 for 237 yards
32 rushes for 141 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
49/51
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 20.6
FB1 – 14.2
HB1 – 10.0
TE1 – 9.7
WR2 – 9.1
WR3 – 8.8
FB2 – 6.8

1984 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
20/31 for 244 yards
33 rushes for 154 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
47/53
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 22.8
WR1 – 16.7
TE1 – 13.1
WR2 – 12.8
HB1 – 9.0
TE2 – 7.4

1985 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
21/34 for 231 yards
30 rushes for 140 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
51/49
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 27.8
WR1 – 16.3
WR2 – 14.8 (Jerry Rice)
TE1 – 13.3
WR3 – 7.6
HB1 – 6.0

1986 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
22/36 for 256 yards
32 rushes for 124 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
52/48
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 24.4 (Jerry Rice)
FB1 – 22.9
WR2 – 17.3
TE1 – 11.6
HB1 – 9.9

1987 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
21/33 for 250 yards
35 rushes for 149 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
48/52
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 20.5
WR1 – 20.2 (Jerry Rice)
FB2 – 9.3
WR2 – 9.0
TE1 – 8.1
WR3 – 7.4
TE2 – 6.8

1988 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
18/31 for 211 yards
33 rushes for 157 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
47/53
Pass Distribution(%)
HB1 – 25.9
WR1 – 21.8 (Jerry Rice)
FB1 – 14.3
WR2 – 11.3
TE1 – 5.5
TE2 – 4.8
WR3 – 4.8

1992 Stanford HC
Game Averages
16/28 for 199 yards
38 rushes for 118 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
42/58
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 23.9
HB1 – 17.8
HB2 – 17.4
WR2 – 16.9
TE1 – 12.2

1993 Stanford HC
Game Averages
28/43 for 337 yards
27 rushes for 63 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
61/39
Pass Distribution(%)
HB1 – 16.9
WR1 – 16.6
TE1 – 13.6
WR2 – 11.4
WR3 – 10.4
HB2 – 9.4

1994 Stanford HC
Game Averages
23/38 for 305 yards
37 rushes for 138 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
51/49
Pass Distribution(%)
WR1 – 26.3
WR2 – 18.0
HB1 – 15.7
TE1 – 13.7
WR3 – 5.9
WR4 – 5.9
[ Edited by Niners816 on Jun 13, 2015 at 7:14 PM ]
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Originally posted by Niners816:
Here is Bill Walsh's career Offensive Profile. I chose 1971 as the start point because that is when he was elevated to QB coach and was working with soft throwing Virgil Carter at Qb. This is kinda assumed to be the beginning of the WCO.

1980 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
23/37 for 224 yards
26 rushes for 109 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
57/43
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 22.9
WR1 – 22.6
WR2 – 13.2
HB1 – 11.3
TE1 – 8.0
HB2 – 7.4

1984 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
20/31 for 244 yards
33 rushes for 154 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
47/53
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 22.8
WR1 – 16.7
TE1 – 13.1
WR2 – 12.8
HB1 – 9.0
TE2 – 7.4

1985 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
21/34 for 231 yards
30 rushes for 140 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
51/49
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 27.8
WR1 – 16.3
WR2 – 14.8 (Jerry Rice)
TE1 – 13.3
WR3 – 7.6
HB1 – 6.0

1987 San Francisco HC
Game Averages
21/33 for 250 yards
35 rushes for 149 yards
Pass/Rush Ratio
48/52
Pass Distribution(%)
FB1 – 20.5
WR1 – 20.2 (Jerry Rice)
FB2 – 9.3
WR2 – 9.0
TE1 – 8.1
WR3 – 7.4
TE2 – 6.8
The FB is the leading receiver in these years. That's mad scientist kind of stuff.
Originally posted by thl408:
The FB is the leading receiver in these years. That's mad scientist kind of stuff.

Shows the triangle at work. Also helps having a qb willing to get the most out of every play.
Originally posted by thl408:
The FB is the leading receiver in these years. That's mad scientist kind of stuff.

I also love that in 21 seasons he only threw the ball more than he rushed 7 times.

Always exploited the weekness of the defense and trusted ALL of his players to do there job. The game plan was never force a play, always take positive yards with what the defense gives you and don't turn the ball over. oh and it didn't hurt that he had Joe at the end of a couple close one's
Originally posted by 777ninerfan:
Always exploited the weekness of the defense and trusted ALL of his players to do there job. The game plan was never force a play, always take positive yards with what the defense gives you and don't turn the ball over. oh and it didn't hurt that he had Joe at the end of a couple close one's

Yup!
Originally posted by Niners816:
Originally posted by jonnydel:
Originally posted by Niners816:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Yup. I found it there too a few years back.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/181829506/Finding-the-Winning-Edge-Bill-Walsh#scribd

I know there is a 1982 walsh playbook, 1985 walsh playbook, 1991 Holmgren pass install and a 1994 shanahan pass install on there as well.


Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by Niners816:
I know there is a 1982 walsh playbook, 1985 walsh playbook, 1991 Holmgren pass install and a 1994 shanahan pass install on there as well.

Whoa! Gonna look for those now.

They're pretty good, I've used those as reference for a lot of my film analysis

I've got the 1994 pass install bookmarked on my phone. Hell my profile pic is taken from that same pass install.

You guys are awesome and hardcore! I never cease to be impressed with the football smarts around here. (note: there is no sarcasm in my post; I mean it.)
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Anytime buddy!!! Jut ask anything you've yet to learned...

I saw Bill Walsh's "A Football Life" episode a while back and was quite impressed. As a young child I watched the games, and knew that Walsh was great, but had no idea of the many, many intricacies that made him so great. It left me quite sad that the 49ers were really never able to carry his legacy over from the early '90s to the present day. Seifert was good, too, but he wasn't the offensive genius to carry Walsh's legacy forward.

It makes me sick that many of the passable offensive gurus (Holmgren, Shanahan, etc.), who could have been that bridge for us, went on to other teams and won in those locations while the 49ers declined. I'm reminded of just how lucky we all were for the way things happened for the 49ers to get Bill Walsh and everything that came after. There will never be another (one might be able to argue--AFA football genius goes--that Belichick is that guy), but if there is -- I hope the FO of the 49ers is lucky enough again to find that guy.
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